Blissful Lemon

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  • November 6, 2017

    I have to admit, I am still watching a lot of normal TV… mostly news and documentaries. I’ve had a Netflix subscription for as long as I can remember, but I am usually just going there for movies (esp. during the holidays). I agree though, I know many people who have completely switched to Netflix.

    • November 6, 2017

      What types of documentaries do you like? I watch a bit of “normal” tv as well, generally live sports or shows like Expedition Unknown and Impractical Jokers, which I get via Playstation Vue. I doubt I’ll ever be able to switch completely, but I do hope normal television broadcast companies and movie production studios will start to follow Netflix’s lead and allow more creative freedom, longer series instead of movies, and fewer commercials during shows.

  • November 6, 2017

    There is something to be said for binge watching, but there is also something not so good about it too. I go back and forth on Netflix as well, but we are a slave to FiOS (if only for the internet).

    • November 6, 2017

      You can waste a lot of time binge watching something. It’s funny because sometimes I will start to binge a show, get almost to the end, and have to force myself to just stop and take the last few episodes at a more leisurely pace.

  • November 6, 2017

    Television needed to be ruined, IMHO. Gave up cable a while ago. Everything comes to me via the Interwebs now. Sure I miss a few things (like Saturday Night Live). But I can watch it the next day through a TV app on my iPad. I never watched sports or the news so nothing for me to miss there. I find the quality of writing for Netflix or Amazon Prime to be much higher than for TV shows too. Except for Disjointed. Watching the first couple of episodes of that show made me feel like I was watching a regular TV sitcom again. C’mon Netflix, you can do better than that!!!
    Thanks for posting this Aimie!

    • November 6, 2017

      Oh, you’re absolutely right – it needed to be ruined a long time ago. I think Netflix allows some shows like Disjointed to be made just to remind us that they can’t all be winners. 😀

  • November 6, 2017

    I totally agree! I think it’s great to have so much more time to get to know the characters in a TV series and there’s only so much you can learn in film. I’m currently watching Ozark, which I worried would be too much like Breaking Bad but so far I’m enjoying it. It’s not one to binge-watch though as it’s pretty dark and intense!

    • November 6, 2017

      I haven’t watched that yet. I’ve been on a bit of a British baking/cooking binge lately and will have to add Ozark to my list for when I come out of this trance. I loved Breaking Bad, but never actually made it through all 5 seasons to be honest. Maybe I should revisit that as well. 😉

  • November 6, 2017

    Netflix definitely has changed the viewing habits. I can not remember when I last watched live tv. Heck we even unsubscribed from all networks. If they don’t stream yet or offer on demand- tough luck. The only thing I will watch on tv is olympics and world championships just because no other options. Crazy huh? I remember a time when we didn’t even had a tv and every time we turned it on it was like Christmas…

    • November 6, 2017

      It’s funny that you mentioned that because I also remember a time when only “rich people” had any type of DVR service and if you weren’t able to catch something live you had to record it onto a VHS and hope you didn’t have to record over something else you hadn’t been able to watch yet. Now I am a spoiled baby, mad because I don’t want to have to wait a week to watch my high-def TV, which automatically adds the show to my DVR and the on-demand list to be streamed whenever I get around to finally watching it. And I am complaining. That puts things into perspective!

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