Netflix’s Anonymous

Hi, I’m Lexi and I’m addicted to watching shows on Netflix. To this, you all hypothetically respond with a long, and drawn out “hi Lexi”.

All jokes aside, I have intense battles with my computer each time I make the foolish choice to watch One Tree Hill, and transport myself to Tree Hill, NC as if it were my own hometown, boasting my *sigh, hypothetical* best friends and family members. This war began a year or so ago, when I decided to begin watching the infamous Gossip Girl. A show known for fashion, luxe, love, yet revolves around the overly privileged, wealthy elite teens of the Upper East Side. All I have to say is that it’s hard, man. It’s hard to balance Netflix and life!! Especially when you have, at least in my case, begun to believe that you live within the show you are watching. Following this show I found a similar one, 90210. Later, I had a brief stint with The Vampire Diaries, and that ended quickly. Through all of these shows, I’ve noticed an evolution on the netflix site.

Technically speaking, a very controversial feature was implemented on Netflix.com, as soon as your episode ends a fourteen second countdown starts, and within those very seconds you are automatically stuck/rewarded (whatever floats your boat) with another episode. I think that yes, while it’s extremely convenient for the viewer that’s half way passed out in their bed yet, aches for another episode. On the other hand, it truly reverberates the effects that Ray Bradbury predicted in his novel, Fahrenheit 451, the idea that TV/ technology bombards you and leaves you thoughtless. Thus, the ten second- automatic episode player may not be the healthiest of technologies but, hey! At least we have the pause button.

Whichever way you take it, always remember to stick your ground, and not become too addicted, or do, I’m not telling you what to do or anything.

“Thanks for sharing Lexi”, is what you all will hypothetically respond, monotonously, of course.