There are a few shocks that come with moving to university. Not having the safety net of the parents is the big one, but a slight shock dawns on all uni goers when they realise they have to pay for a TV license. But why spend all the money on one of those when you could get more diverse programs and titles from your computer and watch them whenever you want? Rather than haul your collection of DVDs to your new abode, wouldn’t it have been easier to have everything in one place? Yes, the answer is definitely, yes.
Netflix is a service that is good for the party goer, stay-er in-er, and even the chiller outer. What is great is that whenever you feel like catching up on the TV series or film you want to see you can just log on and watch it. There are literally hundreds of thousands of titles which range from period dramas to outright gore fests. Personally, my mood dictates what I watch, and so having a varied and easily navigational program means I can watch Peep Show one day and Saw the next.
The monthly fee of £5.99 is great value and the first month is completely free, so you get to see if Netflix is really for you. Even if you don’t think Netflix would be for you there is no harm in taking a look around and watching some content that perhaps you wouldn’t have before.
…now you can give it a go and if you don’t like it change to something different…
And that is the real pleasure of Netflix: before you had the choice to go to the cinema and see that rom-com that you weren’t particularly sure about, but now you can give it a go and if you don’t like it change to something different. I found myself watching films I never would have dreamed of buying, only to discover they were pretty darn good.
There are over 27 million Netiflix users around the world and, as I have mentioned in a previous article, it can be streamed through various devices: Laptops, Computers, Television, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 800 devices that bring a decent entertainment system to you.
…Netflix would make my life easier…
If I were still a student, Netflix would make my life easier and I wouldn’t hesitate using it; however the only set back is getting too involved with the viewing! Remember that Netflix is amazing, but lectures are important, too.
Here are a couple of good titles available on Netflix right now:
Reservoir Dogs – In Quentin Tarantino’s raw directorial debut, a botched robbery indicates a police informant, and pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Everyone needs to watch a bit of Tarantino, and now’s your chance.
The Expendables – A mercenary leads a ragtag band of hired guns charged with overthrowing a South American despot, a job no official military unit is willing to touch. Featuring Sylvester Stallone.
Sin City – In these intertwined tales, an ex-con avenges a hooker’s death, a gumshoe gets mixed up with dangerous vixens, and a cop saves a dancer from a rapist.
Van Wilder – Ryan Reynolds plays a party animal in his seventh year at college who must figure out how to pay for his education when he learns his father won’t pay for another semester.
The Life Aquatic – Oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew find themselves in troubled waters while tracking down the “jaguar shark” that ate Zissou’s partner.
SawVI – Special Agent Strahm is long gone, and Detective Hoffman is now the heir to John Jigsaw’s terrifying legacy of torture. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Erickson is hot on his trail, but Hoffman is about to reveal Jigsaw’s grand plot.
Breaking Bad – A high school chemistry teacher dying of cancer teams with a former student to manufacture and sell crystal meth to secure his family’s future.
Peep Show – Thrown out by his girlfriend, slacker Jeremy (Robert Webb) moves in with his friend Mark (David Mitchell), who has a very different — but still dysfunctional — view of the world.
24 – Each season of this action thriller follows 24 hours — filmed in real time — in the life of a special agent who thwarts national security threats.
Dr Who – The ninth incarnation of everybody’s favorite time-traveling doctor sets about fighting nefarious aliens and other foes in this epic sci fi series.
The Mighty Boosh – Vince and Howard, employees of a zoo run by the maniacal Bob Fossil, enjoy surreal adventures with an ape named Bollo and other odd characters.
Dexter – Mild-mannered Dexter works for the police department as a blood-splatter analyst — and moonlights as a murderer who only targets other killers.