Netflix Journal

Friday, March 18, 2005

Midsomer Murders

FINALLYYYY... Netflix finally shown they're going to have the first season of Midsomer Murders. I'm so psyched! Been wanting to watch the pilot episode (Killings at Badger's Drift)..... that's one fine episode!

Friday, March 11, 2005

Seven Years in Tibet

I've been so behind with my Netflix movie reviews,.... :-p

Synopsys from Netflix:
Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer (Brad Pitt) journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. When World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama (Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk) -- whose friendship ultimately transforms the self-seeking Harrer.

My take:
The only thing I do not like about this movie is the fact that they use English so much. Of course, everybody doesn't seem to like reading subtitles but in my case, I value authenticity more than commerciality. Look at Passion of The Christ, it was delivered in Aramaic, Latin and I forgot what was the other language and it worked very very well. I'd really like it if this movie is in its native German and Tibetan..... I just find it hard that Tibetan people in the 40's speak Queen's English...... and as I later found out from news articles, Harrer actually spoke colloquial Tibetan during his stay in Tibet.
Putting that aside, it is a very moving film. For me at least. You can't help but feel sympathetic towards Tibet. I myself have had a little bit of curiousity with Tibet but never had a time to do any good research (unless Google counts) I think this movie opened the door for me.....

Friday, February 25, 2005

New plans

Netflix just added a few more subscription plans:
  • 2-at-a-time (4 rentals per month) for $11.99
  • 3-at-a-time for $17.99
  • 4-at-a-time for $23.99
  • 5-at-a-time for $29.99
  • 6-at-a-time for $35.99
  • 7-at-a-time for $41.99
  • 8-at-a-time for $47.99

I'm leaning towards getting 4-at-a-time..... and I want to push towards getting a movie everyday.... or something along those lines. Although in terms of pricing, Blockbuster has an advantage over Netflix. Blockbuster's 8-at-a-time program is $37.99 -- but knowing that they weren't that efficient with shipping.... kinda makes you think tho....

Anywayssss...... it's lunch time so here I goooooo

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Something from

Here's my take on netflixfan's list
40--Number of movies I've rented from Netflix since I joined.
279--Number of movies in main queue
3--Number of movies I have out
10--Number of movies in "DVDs Awaiting Release" queue
40--Number of movies I've rented in the last 3 months
0--Number of movies labeled "Very Long Wait and Out of Print”
1--Number of movies labeled "Very Long Wait"
1--Number of movies labeled "Long Wait"
3--Number of movies labeled "Short Wait"
35--Number of movies in the queue that are actually television shows on DVD
around half maybe --Number of movies in the queue that I've already seen
0--Number of movies I feel are categorized wrongly
999--Average number of times I check the queue per week
anddd....last but not least [this wasn't included in the original list]
2--Number of bad discs received from Netflix

Wednesday, February 23, 2005


So this is a new blog I created just for my Netflix experience. I realized I've been polluting my current blog @ modblog so I thought I can port those in here somewhat. I started with Netflix early this year and so far I've rented 40 dvds, 2 of them somewhat defective (but I didn't report them as it might just slow the next dvds from coming in). My turnaround time is about 2.89 days (and no I didn't calculate this myself.... but Listology does.
Will rant on this blog in the near future so be prepared!!