Users enjoy binging on Netflix

Kirstin Jett ‘14
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According to theonion.com, Netflix, a video streaming service, checked in on one of its customers via email after the 31-year-old a reported a 12-hour viewing marathon. The email read: “…We noticed you’ve kind of been burning through a lot of shows lately. You doing okay? – Netflix.”
The customer “reportedly” watched the entire third season of “Sons of Anarchy” in one sitting. Though The Onion is mocking its use, it isn’t uncommon for Netflix viewers to binge-watch entire seasons of their favorite TV shows and the most popular films that are fresh out of the theaters, especially considering it offers over 10,000 viewing options.
“It literally consumes your whole life and when you’re done with a show, you don’t know what to do with yourself,” Lauren Lewallen ‘16 said.
Even this reporter can admit to completing the first seven seasons of the CW series “Supernatural” within three weeks with the help of her handy-dandy Netflix app. Netflix is compatible with many devices: smart phones, tablets, internet TVs, computers, Wii, PS3 and PS4, iPads, and Xbox 360. Users can register up to six devices to one Netflix account; additionally, up to two movies or TV shows can be streaming at the same time.
“I watch episodes of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ on iPhone whenever I can,” Allison Lentz ‘14 said.
It only costs $7.99 a month to stream as many titles desired; for an additional $7.99, users can add the one-DVD-out-at-a-time plan to an account to have DVDs delivered by mail.
“I love having the DVD subscription because then I can watch movies on any TV in my house,” Edmund Kirt ‘14 said.
“’Parks and Recreation’ is my favorite show to watch on Netflix,” Stephani Walters ‘14 said. “I literally watch it for hours on end.”
It is worth it to treat oneself to unlimited access to the best programs on TV and in the theaters for such a small price; but be sure not to watch so much that it causes alarm.