Stuff I’m Digging: Netflix

By , February 8, 2013 3:50 pm

Hey, psst. This one’s a giveaway, too. (Contest closed.)

Marriage is hard. Just when you think you have a handle on things another issue crops up that threatens the very core of your relationship. It’s my own personal policy that when the going gets tough, you take it to Twitter.

This generated A LOT of discussion. The general consensus was pretty much, “Sux, but yeah. You gotta wait.” There was some talk about watching it and then pretending you didn’t. (But then you have to sit through it again without giving away any spoilers.) One person had been given permission to watch the next episode without her husband but then he was annoyed when she went ahead with it. Bottom line:  You start a show together, you finish it together. 

So Netflix is tearing my marriage apart and then bringing it back together again. (All that TV watching. We’ve never spent this much time together.) What else is it doing for my family?

Right now, at this very moment, my children are enjoying a snow day off school by watching Sesame Street Classics on Netflix. I still love those old shows. It’s also our go-to source for family movie nights; Elf was a big hit over the Christmas season. It has a great selection of children’s movies and shows and I like that I can let one kid watch a hockey game and give another one the tablet to stream a show if I need a few minutes of quiet.

Personally, though, I love the great selection of high quality series on Netflix. (I love it and I hate it because when will I ever find the time?!) My favourite way to watch TV now is to start at the beginning of a series and slowly work my way through. I lost track of Mad Men after the first season so now I’m catching up on my own right before bed. I’m also enjoying Community if I want something shorter and lighter. And, of course, there’s the marital House of Cards requirement. And that is more than enough for me.

But I hear there are even movies on Netflix! Of course, movies are their main raison d’être and we’ve seen a couple in the past few weeks. In Canada we have fewer choices than you lucky Americans but there is still a lot to choose from. Way more than I could possibly watch. And, really, for eight bucks a month, who could complain?


But don’t take my word for it! Win a six-month subscription and try it out for yourself. (You can still use it if you already subscribe, too.)

Browse the Netflix selection and then leave a comment telling me which show or movie you are most looking forward to watching. (Or tell me what you are already enjoying.)

Contest closes Friday, February 22nd at midnight. One entry per person. CANADA and US.



“Stuff I’m Digging: Netflix”

  1. There are sooo many! Breaking Bad, Lost, Mad Men (no, I haven’t seen all these yet) … and I’d never heard of House of Cards, but now I want to see that too!

  2. Hafeeza N says:

    Netflix has been so great in our household! Right now, I’ve been LOVING Glee. I never got into it before but now I’m hooked. My toddler’s fave is Barney! We would love to win this- Netflix addicts in our house!

  3. Mandy says:

    we love Netflix. unfortunately had a snag with our account using the xbox 360 to watch…and ended having to take a break until we could figure out the issue :(

    our favourite to watch was Xena the warrior princess and Breaking Bad. mostly we watched tonnes of childrens shows because we dont have cable. for movies a personal fave was Business of being born, pregnant in america and another documentary titled The Amish.

  4. Mitchell says:

    I like working through all the 80s shows I enjoyed back in the day — star trek TNG, A-Team, knight rider, etc. Perfect trash tv for late nights when baby is up. All the AMC series are great to watch, too.

  5. Kenny F. says:

    Breaking Bad

  6. Marilyn Wons says:

    Revenge is what I would love to watch!

  7. L says:

    didn’t realize until recently that netflix has quite a few wicked vintage woody allen.

  8. danielle lima says:

    I am currently watching Ferris Bueller with my daughter on Netflix.

  9. Tabathia B says:

    I love being able to rewatch Monk and catch up on Psych

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  10. Cathy C says:

    Pretty Little Liers I haven’t seen it but have wanted to for awhile. There are some movies that would be great to see too.

  11. Adrienne gordon says:

    i want to watch breaking bad

  12. Laurie says:

    We love Breaking Bad and Dexter!

  13. Kate F. says:

    I’ve been watching Cheers on my dad’s Netflix.

  14. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to see Ghost Protocol.
    Thanks so much.

  15. Michelle says:

    We loved “Better off Ted”. Excellent series! So funny and I love Portia di Rossi. Best part is, it’s only 2 seasons long. I’m looking forward to watching “We Bought a Zoo” next. :) Can you tell I love Netflix? lol…

  16. pamela says:

    I’m looking forward to Breaking Dawn 2. The last installment of the Twilight Saga.

  17. Harvinderks says:

    Mad Men & Lost

  18. Ann Fantom says:

    I want to watch the episodes of American Horror Story that I missed.

  19. Tamar says:

    I *really* want to watch House of Cards!!!

  20. Kathleen says:

    Looking forward to Desperate Housewives…I started watching towards the end but want to see earlier episodes

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  21. Samantha Daleo says:

    We watch the Sherlock series on the BBC on Netflix!

  22. Amy Brewer says:

    Movie: The Grudge 3
    tv show: downtown abby

  23. I love watching Sons of Anarchy so I will love that all the seasons are on there!

  24. Beth Gallinger says:

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  25. Darla Cook says:


  26. Serge B says:

    I’d like to watch episodes of Breaking Bad

  27. Cody says:

    I’m looking forward to the return of Arrested Development!!

  28. Dana says:

    i LOVE watching Psych & Monk!

  29. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    Lockout and perhaps Dexter

  30. Jen Good says:

    I watched the entire “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” series from Netflix. Would like to see “House on the End of the Street.”

  31. tracey byram says:

    I watched 4 seasons of Mad Men,all 7 seasons of Nip/Tuck and lots of great movies.

  32. Allison says:

    Twin Peaks… Still a great show 20 years later

  33. Stefanie Gladden says:

    I’d love to watch the LOST series!!

  34. Claire says:

    The Walking Dead!

  35. Stephanie says:

    We love Breaking Bad, Dexter, and The Walking Dead! I’d also like to start watching Downtown Abbey.

  36. Diane Fisher says:

    How I met your mother. I’m a couple seasons behind and it would be great to get caught up.

  37. diane says:


  38. Krystal M says:

    I like watching the BBC shows on Netflix! Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Primeval are some of my favorites!

  39. Jamie says:

    I haven’t watched Downton Abbey yet.

  40. Amy Orvin says:

    I want to see The Devil Inside

  41. Lim says:

    I’m working my way through Psych.

    As far as streaming is concerned – The tv selection is great but the current hit movies selection kinda sucks.

  42. Christine says:

    Breaking Bad

  43. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    The Switch!

  44. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I would for sure be watching The Walking Dead, I’m hooked! ;-)

  45. rachelrj says:

    lost or stargate sg-1

  46. Steve Stone says:

    we are about to watch seven pyshopaths

  47. Julie Thompson says:

    I want to watch all of the fast and the furious ones and all of the twilight ones. Thank you for the giveaway

  48. lisa bolduc says:

    i would watch all of raising hope

  49. Shelby says:

    I’d love to start watching Downton Abbey! All my coworkers talk about it and I feel out of the loop!

  50. Christine burd says:

    Sherlock bbc, walking dead, downtown abby,dr who, law and order uk

  51. betsy says:

    Downton Abbey

  52. Danielle B says:


  53. Gina H. says:

    I want to see Make a Joyful Noise.

  54. alison says:

    We love documentaries, we learn so much!

  55. MMM says:

    I would start with Pulp Fiction. An oldie but a goodie. :)

  56. Melissa Hartley says:

    Love to see Ghost Protocol w/Tom Cruise..
    thank you!

  57. renée says:

    Must watch The Office (American version) from beginning to now… that show never fails to get me laughing my ass off, especially when I need it most (i.e. crazy day of child care and mom guilt!)

  58. Anissa says:

    My kids love watching Phineas and Ferb and I look forward to catching up on Downton Abbey.

  59. Antthony Hughes says:


  60. Jonnie says:

    We are currently watching the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. It’s taking a while as there were 7 seasons!

  61. Crystal F says:

    I would love to watch Dexter! Thank you!

  62. Di says:

    Homeland, Breaking Bad & I’d like to go back & watch earlier seasons of Greys Anatomy

  63. Kathleen Downes says:

    I want to watch The Walking Dead.

  64. Tiffany Banks says:

    I would love to watch Grey’s Anatomy!!

  65. We are watching old episodes of Sliders and Columbo.

  66. Racheal says:

    I’m looking forward to the Arrested Development reboot only on Netflix.

  67. debbie says:

    I would like to see one for the money.

  68. Brynn says:

    I love that they have the show Medium!

  69. Elle Thomas says:

    I want to watch “The West Wing” from beginning to end!

  70. Melissa says:

    Sean and I watched Breaking Bad last summer thanks to Netflix. I want to find us something we can watch together again. Maybe House of Cards or Sons of Anarchy.

  71. Teri says:

    I’ve been trying to catch up with Braking Bad past episodes on Netflix

  72. Heather K says:

    I am going to watch Downton Abby

  73. Rebecca Peters says:

    definitely downtown Abby and my kids love to watch cartoons

  74. Daniel M says:

    want to see the raven

  75. Karen says:

    Sons pf Anarchy.

  76. Hesper Fry says:

    I want to watch all episodes of Law & Order:Special Victims Unit

  77. Deb C says:

    I want to see Boardwalk Empire so I hope Netflix will have it available soon. I also want to watch the series Murdoch Mysteries.

  78. Webb W says:

    I’ve been watching Battlestar Galactica

  79. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I wanna see the Raven

  80. Joy F says:

    I haven’t watched Xena and Hercules in years. Would love to watch them again.

  81. Melanie says:

    I just finished watching The West Wing. I love Netflix!

  82. Sonya says:

    I’m watching Bones and we’re watching Harry Potter as a family

  83. nancy says:

    Now that I’m retired I can catch up with all the great movies I’ve missed over the years

  84. Sharold says:

    I am going old school and watching the X-Files

  85. Janice says:

    I’d like to finish catching up on The Walking Dead.

  86. Sandy says:

    I am most looking forward to watching The Intouchables movie.

  87. Vikki Billings says:

    I love Netflix and watch Walking Dead, Son’s of Anarchy, and lots of good movies.

  88. Connie T says:

    Vampire Diaries!

  89. Allison says:

    Breaking bad

  90. Jennifer Y. says:

    I want to see Brave!

  91. Gaines Simmons says:

    Hello beautiful, how are you today? Thank you for this opportunity. I would like to see ‘Game of Thrones.’

  92. Lori C. says:

    Malcom in the Middle

  93. SeaBird says:

    “Game of Thrones” … I read the first book years ago and would love to see the film adaptation!

  94. Rich Hicks says:

    they have so much great stuff. First thing I would watch is Trading Places
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  95. Maggie C says:

    I’m really looking forward to seeing One for the Money.

  96. Beth says:

    We love watching Mythbusters. All the time. :)

  97. Buddy Garrett says:

    I’m looking forard to watching The Walking Dead.

  98. Buddy Garrett says:

    I’m looking forard to watching The Walking Dead.

  99. Leslie S. says:

    I would love to see the movie Frankenweenie.Thanks!

  100. Caitlin says:

    I’d watch Pretty Little Liars and Grave Encounters 2

  101. Joel Tiangco says:

    I love watching the Shameless or Simpsons tv show.

  102. Joel Tiangco says:

    I love watching the Shameless or Simpsons tv show.

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