I love Netflix, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I love finding new shows to watch, they have awesome documentaries on there, and they have some pretty good movies, as well. Although, I need to be honest and say that after spending hours at a time on Netflix, as much as I love it, I tend not to feel so great about myself afterwards. Here's five reasons as to why I kind of wish I wasn't so obsessed with this website:
1) There's so many other things I could be doing
The amount of time I spend sitting on my ass watching Netflix is ridiculous. I could be reading the ten unread books that are currently sitting on my bookshelf...I could be cleaning...I could be hanging out with friends, seeing the world, playing with my cat...the possibilities are endless! Too bad I'll never know, because I'm too busy watching movies on Netflix.
2) Netflix knows how to suck you in
"Yes! I finally finished watching this show, now I can finally read that book I've been meaning to...wait, A Series of Unfortunate Events just came out?!"
That book never gets read.
3) That money adds up!
Eight to ten dollars a month sounds cheap, but think about it: That's over $100 a year, and for a broke college student, that can go a long way.
4) I always feel the need to snack as I'm watching it
I don't know what it is, but almost every time I decide to watch something on Netflix, I need a bag of pretzels or some other snack right next to me! It's as if Netflix and unnecessary snaking go hand in hand.
5) It allows you to shamelessly re-watch your favorite TV shows/ movies and relive all the emotions that go along with it.
I am so completely guilty of this. I think I've watched The Office about three times by now (and no, it does not get old). It's just so easy when EVERY SINGLE EPISODE is at your finger tips.
Well, that's pretty much it. I guess I can't complain too much, since there are far worse things in life that I could be addicted to. I definitely should set a goal for myself to watch Netflix a little less, but who knows if that'll actually happen!