My Netflix Problem

t’s Wednesday night. I feel like maybe watching a movie. Fortunately, I have Netflix. Unfortunately, the movie sitting on my desk in the little white Netflix envelope is The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Now, I want to see this movie, I really do. But the movie is even longer than the title (two hours and forty minutes), and it looks really depressing. When do I ever really want to see a depressing movie that’s over two hours long. Not when I’m bored and home by myself.

And that is how I end up spending money to have movies sit on my desk for weeks. Recently, I’ve been watching Battlestar Galactica, rediscovering my dormant inner sci-fi nerd. But I just finished that disc, and it’s on the way back to wherever Netflix movies go when I drop them in the mailbox, one of those warehouses in the mysterious network of Netflix warehouses filled with movies in little envelopes.

So instead I clean my house. I decide to send back The Assasniation of Jesse James by the blah blah blah, but I’ll probably forget in the morning. I wonder when my next installment of Battlestar Galactica will arrive until I realize that I forgot to change my queue, so instead Netflix will send me The Savages.

Another two hour long depressing movie. Thanks Netflix, for making my life so much easier.

Does anyone else have this problem, or is it just me?

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Let's face it, I'm never going to watch this movie.

1 comment:

Kira said...

I most definitely have this problem. I have Munich sitting on top of my TV right now for when I'm in the mood and have the time to watch a 3 hour movie.