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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop…. With Netflix – The View
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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop…. With Netflix


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The bell rings, it’s 2.38. Kids walk at a quick pace to get to their cars. 3:00, most students are home by now after speeding home. 3:05, their laptop is open loading up the next episode. Addicted.

In the United States alone, Netflix has over 36 billion subscribers, according to Expanded Dramblings. It’s popular all over the world but in particular at South. People are constantly talking about this hot streaming video service called Netflix.

“It’s great. I don’t always have the time to keep up with a series on TV, so I just catch the season when it comes out on Netflix.” said Aubrey Helling, Senior.

There are shows and movies from A to Z on Netflix but some of South’s favorites include “Breaking Bad”, “Prison Break”, “Dexter”, “Gossip Girl”, “90210”, and “Orange is the New Black”. People are constantly critiquing and these ended up on the top of the list.

People get so obsessed as to binge watch. In February, Netflix conducted a survey and 73 percent of people define binge-watching as “watching between 2-6 episodes of the same TV show in one sitting.”

Alex Rothers, 11 said, “I watch it all year round; Weekends, summer, winter, fall, and spring.”

Although Rothers may get away with constant Netflix watching, others are not as lucky.

Emma Woodson, 12, watched it 24/7.

“I had an addiction to Netflix. I was watching three series at a time.” she said.

Woodson watched it so much it started to affect her everyday life.

“I was watching too much of it and not doing any of my school work so my parents threatened me saying they would turn it off. And when I continued to watch it constantly my parents just turned it off.” she said.

Not only are students guilty, but teachers too. Brad Peck, social studies, has binged House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. He now limits himself from Netflix to only 1-2 times a week. If he does watch more than one episode at a time, it’s over breaks or after football season.

“I loved Netflix at the beginning because they finished movies off for you. All you had to do was click a button on the website and boom there was a DVD on your doorstep. Now there is barely any movies and it’s mainly TV shows,” says Peck.

Whether people like Netflix for the movies or the TV shows, there is a great compromise of enjoyment for the majority of society. People who love it can not seem to get enough of it. Throughout the day it’s constantly on their mind and they can’t wait to get home after school to watch “just one more episode”.

 

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