My guilt pleasure? I love watching documentaries (and, ahem, the occasional kid’s cartoon), all by myself once the kids are in bed.
Just now I was sitting here on the computer and something hopped into my head. I wanted to look up if a particular show was available on Netflix, and when I opened Netflix in my browser front and centre pops up my To Watch list.
I only recently made my own Netflix profile. One night when I sat down to look for something to watch it occurred to me that I’d probably end up with more interesting and on target recommendations if I were to make my own profile instead of just using hubby’s. So I made my own, and then browsed through creating my own personal To Watch list, adding whatever caught my eye.
Now here it is a week or two later and this pops up on the computer screen, and I’m amused by the fact that’s it’s all Lego, Batman, Ninja Turtles and Pixar… and this is my personal viewing list for once the kids are in bed. Ha!
That documentary I was watching last night, Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin & Hobbes, was pretty neat. I’d recommend it. It talked about everything from the affect the comic strip has had on individuals, to the lack of merchandising (never seen a Calvin or Hobbes stuffed doll, now have you?), to the history and decline of newspaper comics in general. Interesting stuff.
And those personalized recommendations? Definitely on target. Of course that just makes Netflix all the more dangerous and tempting as a distraction. Damn you.
What about you? Have you made a personal profile for Netflix? or just use a family one? I’d love to know what quirky things you have on your list!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and as such I will be providing thoughts and suggestions about what’s currently showing on Netflix. As always my words and opinions are my own.