Skip to comments.Netflix and Their "Suggestions For You"
Posted on 04/24/2011 10:10:09 PM PDT by hole_n_one
For those not familiar with Netflix, they have some sort of a matrix that compiles your viewing preferences and offers suggestions that supposedly coincide with your interests.
I mean, really............
This wickedly funny Emmy-winning sitcom follows the tribulations of the Bluths, a wealthy California clan gone to the dogs after paterfamilias and real estate tycoon George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) gets busted for fraud. Now long-suffering son Michael (Jason Bateman) keeps the family business afloat as he spars with his boozy mother (Jessica Walter), vapid siblings (Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Tony Hale) and other wildly dysfunctional relatives.
After introducing audiences to Adolf Hitler's stenographer, Traudl Junge, in the gripping documentary Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary, director Oliver Hirschbiegel brings Junge to life in this Oscar-nominated drama. With painstaking realism, Hirschbiegel's Best Foreign Language Film contender adopts Junge's (Alexandra Maria Lara) point of view to recreate Hitler's (Bruno Ganz) final 12 days in his Berlin bunker.
Just tonight, I went all the way back to 2007 to rate the movies I had neglected to *rate* because I was talking to my eldest son via phone and we were both
bitching , *complaining* about netflix's *suggestions*...LOL.
Suck-gestions are lame, Amazon has a better system. Watch Downfall anyway, it is soup-herb!
Love Netflix. At 8 bucks a month I watch it more than DirecTV. Downfall is excellent!
Not loving them tonight thru PS network, It’s been down for four days.
We had same problem - just drive TV with computer.
Although my son and I have actually shared an Iphone screen just towatch a show.
Ok... Hmm... A dysfunctional family where the head of the family/ leader is a/was convicted of/ fraud. Similar...
Ok, that's all I got!
What I love is our family all watches Netflix on various devices, and I will log on and see Because you loved The Chainsaw Massacre IV, you will love [something equally horror filled]. Or I could see Because You Loved “sponge bob season 7,” you will love.... So funny. You just can’t get a bead on this “customer” with 5 totally varying tastes.
Well OK - its not just me. Also PS Network is “under maintenance” - so will one or the other be offering refunds for time off?
Yeah, they have some...odd choices that come up, both for "interest in"/"taste preferences" or from doing a title search.
This sounds like our house, with four teenagers of both genders; my poor husband gets really off the wall suggestions when he logs in to watch something.
Isn’t the connection obvious? Arrested development was about a dysfunctional family and Hitler was the leader of a big dysfunctional family-NAZIS. :)