You can’t fight the beast

So we dumped cable over a year ago. Television had an uncomfortable hold on our lives, and we figured we'd save $80 a month, read more books and perhaps watch more quality film of the classic and/or independent & interesting variety. So we held on to Netflix.

Eighteen-or-so months later, here's the first chunk of our Netflix queue (you will probably need to click on it to bring up a legible version):


Yep. Eleven of the top twenty on our queue are in that maddeningly nebulous genre, "Television."

Sigh. How well-accustomed we have grown to our chains.

(But look, look! We have "La Dolce Vita" and "Babette's Feast" AND a Howard Zinn documentary on there! Please, will you still talk to us, please?)

About Molly Newman

Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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4 Responses to You can’t fight the beast

  1. Summer says:

    WE dont have cable either. ( sorry for the lame-ness of this message but i am typing one handed since my other hand is deep in a bag of popcorn) We gave up cable to save any shred of money and have been faithful netflixers ever since. In that time weve watched The office, Extras, Weeds, and other sundry tv shows that are avaiable.
    i love it. dont feel shame, embrace it, and watch some CSI.

  2. michele says:

    benny and joon. i officially love you.

  3. mum says:

    We’ve been watching many old movies. A couple of weeks ago it was “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” with Catherine Deneuve. A musical, of all things, and we both liked the movie very much. French movies can be humbly magnificent.

  4. Janelle says:

    You’ll love “Touch of Satan” (MST 3000). I happen to be watching it at this moment, actually!

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