Guestposter Roxanne Porter shares what she has learned from Netflix
Okay, well first of all I’m not talking about things I have learned from the company itself. That would be a whole other post. Rather, I have come up with some interesting ideas from using Netflix almost every day. Here are ten things I have learned:
- No matter how old you are, people still love you. I have seen the oldest and most pedantic movies have great reviews. People are just sentimental about them, I think, but it still works. Sort of makes me glad that people cling to things like that.
- Cult movies are an acquired taste. If you see the tag ‘cult’ on Netflix, then beware. Some cult movies are borderline acceptable, but most are so bizarre and genre-specific that I have no idea what is going on, why it is supposed to be funny, or even what the storyline is. Apparently, I am just not chic enough.
- Cartoons are not just for kids. Made that mistake more than once. Do not ever click on a cartoon you don’t recognize on Netflix without looking it up first. Yikes.
- Anime is scary. I am all for great storylines and cultural diversity, but some anime is just plain scary. Monsters everywhere, spirits, demons, ghosts… and those aren’t even horror! Not to mention the convoluted and sometimes incomprehensible plot and references.
- Popular usually means explosions or fart jokes. Sigh. Since when did the masses give into stupidity? Oh, that’s right. Since forever. I usually skip through ninety percent of what Netflix deems popular. Oh look, another college movie. Yay.
- There are other places that make movies. I did not know that. Well I did intellectually. I have seen the BBC dramas, after all. But to actually get a glimpse of decent movies and television shows produced outside the United States was an eye-opening experience. I actually like English shows! Who would have ever known?
- I’m old. Let me just admit it now. My shows I loved growing up are in the classics section. My teenage and early adult television staples are jaw-droppingly dated. Even the shows I thought were cool a few years ago (read 10+) are now notoriously passé. Help.
- I missed a lot when I was younger. In the same vein, rewatching my old favorites has opened my eyes, and not always in a good way. I missed a lot of innuendo when I was a kid. Cartoons and kids shows HAD a lot of innuendo when I was young. It is really shocking.
- Some things get better with age. Rewatching movies makes you realize why you loved them in the first place. Those bits of dialogue or romantic scenes that take you back to your younger days. That great plot that can’t be beat by anything today. Those actor and actresses you always loved to watch. Some don’t. Rewatching movies makes you question why you loved them in the first place. Was my judgment really so bad? I thought those special effects were realistic? He said WHAT?!
- Sometimes as I see a movie for the first time in a long time, I realize that it only appealed to me because of my stage in life at the time. Then I am supremely thankful I have outgrown that stage.
Author Bio: Roxanne Porter is a freelancer & a regular contributor for nanny jobs. She helps in providing knowledge about nanny services & love writing on nanny related articles. She helps in giving a fair knowledge about nanny Jobs to the community. You can be in touch with her at “r.poter08ATgmail.com” .