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.
So if I watched the first two episodes of House of Cards with my husband, does that mean I have to wait for him to watch another?
— Rebecca Cuneo Keenan (@rebeccakeenan) February 6, 2013
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.