I give Netflix two thumbs up! GeekMom’s Netflix review.

If you know me, I rarely include ads in my posts. In the sidebar, yes, but rarely in my posts. I have to really, sincerely like something before I’ll put an ad for it here.

I’ll just say it now: I like love Netflix!

I was skeptical at first. I didn’t sign up right away. In fact, this is a bit embarrassing to admit, but I initially joined Netflix mostly to get “points” for some Facebook game. Probably Mafia Wars or something like that.

I had intended to use the service during the free trial period, and then cancel it. But that was several months ago, and the free trial has long since elapsed, and I’m still using Netflix. My hubby and I share the movie queue, and I usually try to alternate action flicks with romantic comedies, but he gets into the account and adds thrillers and stuff. We rarely get out to the movies, and it’s really handy to add new releases to our queue and watch them at home whenever we want to.

Netflix, Inc.

Plus, a night at the movies runs us $20 for the tix, probably another $20 for snacks and drinks, and $40 for babysitting. And that’s if we don’t go out for dinner, too. It’s crazy!

I enjoy the on-demand viewing, too. It’s fun to play an old favorite movie (I recently watched Say Anything, one of the best movies from the 80s!) while I’m working around the house. I even used it a couple of times to help potty train my daughter, who was always too busy to take time to sit on the toilet. I put my laptop on the bathroom counter and fired up an episode of one of her favorite cartoons, and she’d stay there long enough to take care of business. Hey, don’t judge me. Potty training desperation can lead to all kinds of parental ploys. Some of you know what I mean!

So I’m giving Netflix my recommendation. If you haven’t tried it, click on that ad and sign up. I get credit if you do, and I’ll use it to keep my own subscription going. 🙂 Cheers!

Author: GeekMom

Heather is a geeky girl with a husband and three kids who put up with her nerdy quirks. She's been blogging here since 2007, and enjoys writing, reading, playing video games, and making stuff.

  • I almost wish I didn’t already Netflix (I like it as a verb, don’t you?) so I could click on your ad and give you points!
    Geek Mom is right, everybody. I was skeptical, too. Well, actually I was mostly too cheap. I signed up for the $5 plan and loved it, so I have moved up to the $10 plan. It’s worth every penny. If you like movies, sign up for Netflix. There’s something for everybody in the family and there’s nothing more convenient. The turn around time is so fast, too! New DVDs arrive just a day or two after you’ve returned one.

  • sue

    I totally agree with you! The thing we love about it is that the more movies you view, the cheaper it is really. So we are willing to take a chance on things we have never heard of and we have found so many wonderful movies this way. Last night it was “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Play List. ” Like you all my hubby and I share the list. Which means sometimes there are documentaries about running that I won’t watch, and chicky flicks he won’t watch (although he likes most romantic comedies), as well as plenty of things (like SciFi, comedy and drama) for us to watch together.

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