Monday, December 12, 2005

Glued to the screen

"Netflix carries 7,500 television titles and ships about 150,000 DVDs of TV shows a day, says Steve Swasey, a spokesman for the company. "

Read more about how TV shows on DVD (which you can rent from Netflix) are turning some people into crazy addicts with no social life.


  1. I don't think Netflix turns people into crazy addicts with no social-life. It's all about balance - Netflix is just another outlet to entertainment - much like video games, regular television, surfing the web, etc.

    It's all about managing your time more wisely. I work a full-time job, go out with friends, family, play recreation sports - and still have time for 5 or 6 DVD's a week, which is good, for me.

    But I definitely see where the "addiction" part could come in. All these movies, and so little time!

  2. I didn't mean to imply that Netflix is making people crazy. The article says that having TV shows available on DVD is making some people addicts, because they can watch whole series in one marathon session, neglecting work and home in the process.

  3. I've never done marathon viewing like that, but most of the DVDs I've received through Netflix have been for TV shows. They tend to put 3 hours worth of a show on a disc, as compared to, say, a 2 hour movie, so I usually get more for my money.