Friday, February 25, 2011

I Blame Netflix

Yes, that's right.  I blame Netflix.

It's really that simple.  Netflix is turning my world upside down.  I never used to get sucked into what I've always seen as complete garbage, and a waste of air space.  I never wanted to burn my retinas on the trash that is reality television.

Until Netflix Instant came along.

It's all at my fingertips now.  Seasons upon seasons of raunchy, ridiculous, absolutely brain-numbing reality T.V.  I've dabbled a little here, a little there.  So many choices.  So many ways to lose brain cells.

I watched an episode of Toddlers & Tiaras and almost puked I was so disgusted.  I watched two whole seasons of Keeping up with the Kardashians before I could pull myself away.  I didn't mind so much watching the Duggar family on 17 18 Kids and Counting.  But that's not the point.

The point is, it's Netflix's fault.

But it gets worse than Toddlers & Tiaras and The Hills and the plethora of Kardashian shows. 

The bane of reality television is now available for instant viewing.  The show that makes me shake in my boots in horror.  I can't even utter the name without trembling in disgust.  You know what I'm talking about.  Yah, that's right.

Jersey Shore.

It's right there, at my fingertips, taunting me.  I keep telling myself that I'm too strong to be pulled in.  But I just don't know how long I can last. I don't want to know anything about Snookie or "The Situation" or fist pumping.

Help.  Please help.  I'm so scared.


  1. Don't let it suck you in!!! I am a complete reality TV junkie and that is the ONE show I refuse to let myself EVER watch! You think the rest of the reality shows your watching are over the top...wait till you see even a few minutes of Jersey Shore! I haven't even let myself watch a whole episode because I think it is that degrading and dumb.

  2. Haha, you're too funny. Maybe I should think some more before i get that Netflix account i've been contemplating. I have a hard enough time getting off the couch since it was delivered as is!

  3. I'm going to hold out as long as I can! :)

    Netflix is usually pretty awesome. We opted to pay the $10/month over having cable and I've never made a better decision. Evie watches all her shows from Nick & PBS and I can watch movie and different shows. It's just the scary reality shows that tempt me towards evil :)

  4. I absolutely ADORE netflix's live stream on our xbox! My only complaint are 3 things...
    1. no closed caption (don't really need it but it makes it easier to follow a show with loud kids)
    2. Dexter season 3 is not on it.
    3. the constant interruption to adjust from HD to normal.
    4. The cruddy movie selection. They need to update ti more often.

    Other then those 4 things I live on Netflix!