More and more I realize that having a subscription to Netflix is like being back on the dating scene.
1. There is that first stage, the hunt. So many options, but so few that will fill your needs.
2. You get experimental and try out an episode here or there. Maybe you were judging too harshly on appearances?
Nope, you were right to stay away.
End things and move on.
3. Here is were you get a little desperate. You take pity on a show that is not really your type.
Yes, there are some red flags.
But you ignore them because you can tell how hard it wants to make you happy.
Things are okay for a while. But small things accumulate, and there comes a breaking point when you realize...
In the end you just become resentful.
The bond disintegrates. If your honest with yourself, it's a relief.
Oh, you know that feeling.
Although the world continues at the same pace, time slows for you. You find it hard to concentrate on anything else.
You begin to lose friends due to your intense relationship.
You spring awake in the morning knowing that you can get half an episode in before work.
And every stolen moment shared together makes you giddy.
No. Not this. Why did it have to end like this? WHY??
You cease to function. So alone. So empty.
You try to fill the hole by trying out other shows, but this is a pain that can't be fixed by a rebound.
You'll scroll by and think:
But just like any true love. You know that time, distance, or heaven help us, a show canceling, will not suppress your feelings.
All in all, it has got to be said, Netflix-
Also, while we are on the subject, I need a new show!
Here is a list of current Netflix shows I've completed:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23
Friday Night Lights
House of Cards
Parks and Recreation
One Tree Hill
The Walking Dead
The West Wing
Here are shows I've watched but not made it through a whole season (Any of them worth a second try?)
Drop Dead Diva
Hart of Dixie
Lie to Me
Pretty Little Liars
Yes I am a little embarrassed about how long that list is.