We re-upped our Netflix subscription a few months ago after one night at Blockbuster nearly broke the bank. Now that you can essentially "on demand" thousands of movies and TV series I'm thinking that the service might need to come to with a warning label.
I fully expected Child Protective Services to come to my door during a particularly paralyzing jag known as Seasons 1 and 2 of Friday Night Lights. (Note: Stef recommended this series which I thought I had no interest in, but after about 45 seconds I was addicted. I started out watching about half an episode before bed and then found myself unable to shower or sleep or step away from the computer due to an insatiable curiosity about what was going to happen next to those State Champion Dillon Panthers, y'aaaaallllllllll.)
Yesterday, I received 4 passes for a free one month membership that I'd like to give away. Leave a comment with your email address and I'll send the first four the code. I'm such an enabler. Good for new subscribers only.
I'm predisposed to documentaries and dramas. I also seek out celebrated family friendly foreign films and think that making my kids sound out the subtitles counts towards their daily reading requirements. And then there's the reality TV or afore mentioned High School TV series that make me lose myself in adolescent angst.
Here's a few off radar gems I highly recommend:
Freaks & Geeks
A Family Undertaking
Young @ Heart
The King of Kong
Please Vote For Me
I'd love to hear your recommendations.