Netflix Addiction

About a year and a half ago, my husband and I made the executive decision to end our cable service.  In lieu of our $100+ a month on cables, we invested in a Roku, a device that enables streaming on your TV.  Instead of our usual channels, we actually found MORE channels at our disposable, which wasn't in our original "watch less TV" plan.  

Now all of a sudden, entire series were available to us immediately, one episode flowing easily and effortlessly into the next.  I attribute the beginning of our Netflix-streaming spiral to Friday Night Lights.  It all started with Tim Riggins...  Having heard the hype about this beloved cult series, my husband and I shrugged, figuring, "it's an episode, who knows, we may like it."  Well, one episode turned into two, three...and then suddenly we found ourselves choking up at the series finale....five seasons later.. Um, yeah, so much for watching less TV!

Now, my latest past time is reliving my late 90's high school-era TV series by revisiting old favorites, Felicity and Dawson's Creek.  Right now I'm knee-deep in the Dawson/Joey/Jen/Pacey drama, laughing at their fashion mishaps, and enjoying reliving a similar high school experience before texting, twitter, facebook, and the like.  

But still, I must warn you...Netflix is dangerous!  Worth it - but dangerous.  Use at your own risk, be prepared to indulge in a series, or two...

11 comments

Ashlee Gadd said...

Netflix twins! I needed a new show to watch at the gym on my ipad and I'm three episodes deep into Dawson's Creek....which basically goes to show how often I go to the gym, ha.

jillian m. said...

Ha! Just a few months ago, I finished Felicity on Netflix. I'm coming for Dawson next.

Dangerous is right.

Lindsay said...

Amen sister. Thanks to netflix we watched Breaking Bad, Downtown Abby, How I Met Your Mother, Friday Night Lights, and Walking Dead. I've indulged in Pretty Little Liars & Vampire Diaries too. Best money ever spent.

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Girl, we are absolutely addicted to Netflix! You are right, it is sooo dangerous! We have watched more series in the past couple of years than I'd like to admit :) Haha. It's so nice though at the end of a long day to have that to look forward to.

molly pinto said...

ooo Felicity! I marathoned Felicity like it was nobody's business. and I just started Dawson's Creek only to find that the original theme song is gone?? they didn't pay for the rights or something. :(

Holly said...

i have a feeling when im home on maternity leave im going to fall into this trap!! :)

Gloria said...

What! Totally missed these on Netflix! This is definitely not going to be good for my social life :-)

samantha ramage said...

m bff and i have been watching dawson's all over again too- it is amazing. we hate the new theme song, and laugh at how many times dawson's head explodes each episode!

xo
sami

Lea said...

Wow! Sounds fun. I have been looking for ways to cut the costs around our house so I'm so happy you wrote this blog entry. I'm doing it! Thanks for the info! Seems like it's worth it! Dangerous but worth it!

Al said...

every single show you mentioned I have also been completely addicted to on netflix! I was a Dawsons Creek fanatic back in the day and now its like bringing me back, and so great that you get to watch them back to back! gotta love netflix!

Enie Dub said...

Here in Ireland my husband and I connected to UPC. It gives us access to box sets too. We have worked out way through "The Good Wife", "Dexter" and now we are on series 2 of "The Good Wife". We have watched all of this TV in about two months - these boxsets are seriously dangerous!!!!