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11.10.2014

How You Can Make My Day, Netflix

dearest netflix,  let's discuss some things.  i could write you a love letter, but that would be boring and i'm sure you get plenty of those anyway.  i do love you, heck, you come in just under nachos but way above above sliced bread.  that's high praise, my friend.  but there's always room for improvement, isn't there?  i only share my ideas and criticism because i want you to grow, netflix, and be the best you can be.  that's what friends do.  don't worry, it's not a long list.


- have an option to turn off the 'continue?' are you still watching function.  it feels like judgment, netflix.  yes, i just watched 5 episodes of gilmore girls in a row.  thanks for the bathroom break reminder but indeed, i'm still here.

- boy meets world.  every season.  it needs to happen.  you already know that you need to stream every show that aired on tgif, right?  well, i think you should start with boy meets world.

- can we also do a 90s nickelodeon tv shows update?  salute your shorts, hey dude, and legends of the hidden temple would be fab.  if i can get greedy for a minute, i also wouldn't complain about you adding clarissa, alex mack, pete and pete, and guts.

- from there, let's do the disney channel original movies.  i've seen xenon more recently than any 90s tv show, but i'd still appreciate seeing her on netflix.  i own brink, of course, but it's been years since i've seen johnny tsunami, smart house, the luck of the irish, or motocrossed.  (you can skip wish upon a star, though.  katherine heigl was just as annoying back in 1996.)

- do you know how many nicolas cage movies there are in the world?  78.  do you know how many are on netflix?  8.  it's a travesty.  fix this.  i need to watch ghost rider as often as if i still had cable and tuned it to fx any day of the week.  i appreciate all the danny trejo, i really do, but come on.  nic cage.

- the organization needs work.  i mean specifically the organization of my list of 'to be watched' things.  it's very long.  can we break this up, use some sub-lists?  i need 'things to watch with john' and 'all things wwe' and 'things i'm going to watch even though i'm not 10 any more.'

- can we earn points?  look, i watch a lot of netflix, okay?  i'm not hiding it here.  i also like to be rewarded.  so... let's discuss points.  i'd like some points for every hour of netflix or every new show or whatever.  points that can be redeemed for things like unlocking new shows or a dollar off each month.  maybe i can earn enough points that you'd let me watch season 3 of orange is the new black a week before the commoners who don't watch 20+ hours of your shows all weekend, because that's what friends do.  reward the loyalty, netflix.  which brings me to my last point,

- i'm sure this goes without saying, but just in case - don't raise fees.  $7.99 is cool.  remember when you split the services and increased prices and there was an uproar?  let's just try some smooth sailing for awhile.  at $7.99 a month.

all those things would be fabulous updates.  let's do this.  and thanks for the good times, netflix.  love ya like a sister.  or how i imagine i'd love a sister, if i weren't an only child.

love, steph

42 comments:

  1. ALEX MACK THOUGH. Yes please Netflix.
    Seriously wish upon a star is a fairly awful movie. Now I want to watch National Treasure, Nic Cage FTW.

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  2. Let's add all the lifetime and abc family Christmas movies to that list and I'll sign the petition to act. The rewards points is genius and needs to happen!

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  3. This was awesome lol and I agree 100% with it all!

    p,s netflix while your getting your life together.. dont forget "Smart House"

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  4. I agree with you on everything except Nic Cage. Netflix knows Nic Cage is awful.

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  5. Yes on Nic Cage! I am obsessed with him!! Glad I'm not the only one LOL. I love him in The Family Man!!

    The points sound awesome too! and sublisting the list because it does get really really long! LOL

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  6. LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE!

    Yes! I loved this show when I was a kid. I was telling Wes about it just the other day and he doesn't remember it :(

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  7. We definitely need more Nicolas Cage movies. I mean, they don't even have Con Air or Breaking Arizona!!

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  8. I grew up without cable so those Nic and Disney shows are lost on me, but I would love to see The Fresh Prince of Belair added to Netflix. I can totally get behind your petition to add sub-categories to your watch list. I have a huge list and I'd love to sort that by mood and season ! * Sarah Grace

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  9. I pay the 12 a month because the girls and I (and my dad who won't leave my couch) all stream netflix in our rooms. So I think Netflix needs to let us stream on as many devices as we want without charging extra when we need more.

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  10. Completely agree with the 90s Nick, points, and 7.99. Since we're bringing back Nickelodeon, I would also appreciate some SNICK. I'd also like current movies. Am I wrong?

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  11. REWARD POINTS. I made it all the way to the Logan Huntzberger years this weekend in Gilmore Girls, and I'd like some recognition, Netflix. Or maybe just a "thank you for being a hermit and watching it 8 hours straight"

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  12. You should start a petition, I would definitely sign after all of these things hahaha

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  13. Hahah I totally feel judged when it asks if I'm still watching!

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  14. I agree with all of this. Boy Meets World PLEASE. I just started watching gilmore girls and Iknow i get what everyone was talking about.

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  15. The Luck of the Irish! Whatever happened to Ryan Merriman? I had a huge crush on him! And yes, the continue thing is a judgey B. Not cool.

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  16. ALL OF THE DISNEY MOVIES. YES. Give me Motocrossed alllll day everyday. And Boy Meets World. That would make my day (or at least my winter since I will never want to leave my house).

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  17. The first time Jared and I saw the "Continue?" prompt we were totally embarrassed... yes, yes we HAVE been watching this long! ;) And I love the idea of some type of rewards thing!

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  18. YES to TGIF shows (Family Matters, Step by Step, Boy Meets World) and 90's Nickelodeon and Disney Channel shows/movies. The crap on those channels now is like nails on a chalkboard :-P

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  19. Wish Upon a Star is actually currently on Netflix.

    But I agree with your list of what should be added!

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  20. Yes to all of this!!!!!!! Especially TGIF shows, and Nick shows from the 90's! As I am fairly certain, since there was no netflix of the 90's or DVR, that I missed episodes that can never be found now. And remember Are You Afraid if the Dark and the original All That? Also...Smart House, please! And maybe some of the Olsen twins movies.....

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  21. I met Alex Mack! Totally agree with these, especially Salute Your Shorts and every TGIF show, ever.

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  22. I do love my Netflix, but my biggest frustration with them is Instant Watching. Often, movies are removed from my Instant queue without warning. I think they should send emails if a movie is expiring from Instant so that I can watch it before it goes away, or at least add it to my DVD queue! Also, whenever I add a movie to my Instant queue, it goes to the TOP of my queue. What if I don't want it to be #1? What if I want to manually arrange the order of my queue? I don't want them arranging for me. This doesn't really go along with the rest your post - I'm just on a rant now! haha!

    p.s. Boy Meets World, yes. :)

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  23. Who else would remember Salute Your Shorts and Hey Dude but you!!!! Can I add Bug Juice... I frikken wanted to go that damn summer camp so bad!!! :)

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  24. These are literally exactly my demands as well. I have a post like this sitting in my drafts for months now. You beat me to it but I am 1000% in support. Especially in the lists/organization thing. And watching hours of Gilmore Girls in one sitting. It's fine. How can we make sure someone at Netflix hears these demands??

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  25. Clarissa explains it all and Legends of the Hidden Temple.. Also Gilligans Island.

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  26. Yes to the no fees! I love the points idea and also the sub-categories!!

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  27. Co-signed, me.

    p.s. You Can't Do That on Television needs to happen NOW.

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  28. found some of my favourite shows through Netflix, and a whole heap of random films!

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  29. These are BRILLIANT suggestions. Especially Boy Meets World. And Salute Your Shorts. And Hey Dude.

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  30. A rewards/points system would be nice. I'm also happy with the current price and don't want it to go up anymore. I've been a customer since the beginning. Customer loyalty should mean something.

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  31. I just read back through the comments. Did someone say Nic Cage is awful? He's so awful he's FANTASTIC! Have they not seen Face/Off? Or National Treasure? Or The Family Man? Or 8MM?

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  32. Love Netflix - I have had their service for years now and it not only entertains adults but kids. All of my sons favorite shows are on there, easy peasy!! Have a great one Stephanie :) -Iva

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  33. The luck of the Irish was my favorite!!

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  34. You are a very wise woman, Stephanie! I love Netflix.

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  35. Ha! I love this! I can't even tell you how many times I got the "still watching?" prompt while binge watching The Mindy Project. I love your idea of the points system. I'm naturally quite competitive and think that would be something I could really excel in!

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  36. I think Netflix needs to hire you. I would never leave the couch if some of this came to fruition, though.

    I've given up hoping for Boy Meets World, so I bought the whole series. It would be nice if they could throw in a few more shows/movies from childhood.

    And YES to this points idea. Let us earn a few week of Netflix or something. I would work so hard at watching copious amounts of television/movies.

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  37. Yes to points! Lots and lots of points!

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  38. LOL I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! johnny tsunami, smart house, and motocrossed! omg. I LOVED THOSE MOVIES.

    i wouldn't mind some ducktales, darkwing duck, or alvin and the chipmunk episodes too.... and Step By Step, but of course that falls under your category of TGIF shows ;)

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  39. You forgot the best Disney movie ever - Suzie Q!
    90's Nick and 90's Disney need their own channel on Netflix AND on cable. Flash Forward, Ready or Not, Adventures in Wonderland, the New MMC, Kids Incorporated, The Torkelsons, Almost Home - I could go on for.ev.er.
    Ugh. Apparently my childhood was spent watching television.

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  40. Netflix is so judgey with the continue button. I would love to see ghostwriter on netflix...the pbs show not the movie. It was cheesy and I loved every second of it.

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  41. I 100% agree with your first and last comments!

    -AJ

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  42. I definitely agree with the Nickelodeon shows being added - lemme get some Round House!

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