One more topic before the late night crew (AL) and the morning crew (Mistermix) take over and DougJ, Kay, Tom, Tim and I jockey for front page access during the day. I always sense there is hostility towards Netflix here, because apparently they have an unworkable model (looking at you Mistermix :P) and not every movie is immediately available for internet streaming (looking at the rest of you haters), but I love it.
Netflix may not be the place to watch movies the very moment they are released on DVD (in some cases they are, though), but their documentary collection is absolutely amazing and even better is their collection of stand up comedy specials. I bet I have put Bobcat Goldthwait’s special on in the background ten times in the last couple of weeks (the MJ and Arnold jokes just slay me every time) and this Norm MacDonald show from 2011 is priceless (the heart attack stuff had me in tears). And Craig Ferguson, if you can believe it (I think he has the best late night show by far, with Conan a bit behind), is funnier doing stand-up than his actual show. And that doesn’t even go into the hundreds of people you have never heard about. Although, fuck you Bill Burr. Go flip some burgers.
Not sure what the point was other than “FU, I like Netflix.” There’s really a lot of good stuff, and that doesn’t even go into the trove of foreign flicks. Those are always fun to watch to see how Hollywood will “re-do” them several years later and shit the bed. See also, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.