I'm a sucker, I guess.

Though my previous experiment to not watch TV for 30 days didn't entirely work, I've been TV free for a couple months now--ever since I moved into the new place. I even sold my Tivo to someone at work.

As a result I've had more spare time but have occasionally been looking for some entertainment. No problem. I have a small collection of DVDs to watch. But now I've seen them all and am at the point where watching them again just wouldn't be all that satisfying.

Netflix recently sent me a "come back and we'll give you $10 off!" offer, so I decided to take it. Since I was a member before, they still had my billing info and shipping address. However, they didn't bother to remember my queue and that sorta sucks. I had at least 50 decent items in my old queue.

Oh, well. I'll just have to rebuild it from scratch. I just finished adding most of the Kevin Smith DVDs. I'm sure more stuff will jump out at me over the next few weeks.

Any suggestions? :-)

Posted by jzawodn at May 08, 2004 09:26 AM

Reader Comments
# TDavid said:

As long as you don't try and cancel you should be ok, right?

on May 8, 2004 09:39 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


Are they like Tivo and Audible.com now?

I must say, cancelling the first time was pretty easy.

on May 8, 2004 09:49 AM
# mike said:

How about American Movie?

on May 8, 2004 10:01 AM
# kasia said:

Why don't I just send you my netflix history :)

on May 8, 2004 10:43 AM
# keith knutsson said:

I suggest "With Honors"

on May 8, 2004 10:46 AM
# david said:

Check out the BBC series The Prisoner.... it's a lot of fun. Or The Office, which is funny.

on May 8, 2004 10:55 AM
# Mike Conlen said:

Annie Hall
One Hour Photo
Footloose (if only for Sarah Jessica Parker in her youth)
Office Space, ummm, yeaa (it's spreading)
28 Days Later
The Graduate
With Honors
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
The Fisher King
The World According to Garp

on May 8, 2004 11:11 AM
# Miguel Leon said:

Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky

on May 8, 2004 11:17 AM
# Mike Hillyer said:

Anything directed by Akira Kurosawa.


Seven Samurai
Akahige (Red Beard)

on May 8, 2004 11:19 AM
# ac said:

here are 15 suggestions nobody has made yet...

Waking Life
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Lost In LaMancha

and for more main stream...

Count of Monte Cristo
Knight's Tale
The Usual Suspects
The Life of David Gale
The Hours
The Unsaid
Lost In Translation
Veronica Guerin
Something's Gotta Give
Shattered Glass

If you want to know more about a movie, drop me an email.

on May 8, 2004 01:19 PM
# j said:

may I suggest Memento

on May 8, 2004 02:50 PM
# alan smithee said:

how about:

the office (series 1 and 2 - via Netflix)
american splendor
run lola run
brotherhood of the wolf
confessions of a dangerous mind
leon (aka leon: the professional)

i'll second "shattered glass" and "office space" as well.

on May 8, 2004 04:44 PM
# Garrett Fitzgerald said:

How about the stuff that regular stores don't carry, like "Roots", "Shogun", and "I, Claudius"?

Also, if you missed "Firefly" on Fox, give that a try. I can't believe Fox didn't keep it going...

on May 8, 2004 05:42 PM
# John Battelle said:

Hey Jeremy -

Good move. Soon Netflix will have over-web distribution, count on it. And getting rid of your TiVo might have been OK, you'll end up with another (or maybe an akimbo) though, as soon as it reads Web APIs and changes TV distribution forever...

on May 8, 2004 07:15 PM
# said:

Shogun Assassin.

on May 8, 2004 10:25 PM
# said:

Kill Bill Volume 1

on May 8, 2004 10:26 PM
# david said:

Oh, don't forget to check out Netflix Freak for OS X, it's a great little way to manage your queue.

on May 8, 2004 10:43 PM
# Arun said:

Try Derek Robinson's 'Piece of Cake' from Masterpiece Theater. It's a six-episode made-for-British-TV series that was shot in the late 1980s with breathtaking aerial footage - real Spitfires flown by the folks from the Old Flying Machine Company.

on May 9, 2004 11:00 AM
# Dan Isaacs said:

The Sopranos box sets. I watched 5 episodes on my way here while on the planes. There are also box sets for Family Guy, Futurama, Dilbert, South Park, West Wing, Friends, and just about every other popular series from the last decade. Stop by a Best buy or Frys and check out the selectiont hey have for some ideas.

on May 9, 2004 04:41 PM
# Jack said:

I know you didn't like the book "Your Money or Your Life". However, there's an excellent series on the history of world economic policy:

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy


It's excellent, and will hold your interest, IMO

It's 3 disks, all of which are in stock at NetFlix.

on May 10, 2004 11:13 AM
# Scott Johnson said:

American Psycho

on May 12, 2004 07:47 PM
# Robert S. said:

>Into the World
>24 Hour Party People

Two excellent, though radically different movies by Michael Winterbottom - the former about 2 young Afghani men trying to get to London from Pakistan a the human smuggling route, based on true events and filmed guerilla style around the world. The latter a "true" story (truly hilarious) about the '80 music scene.

Winterbottom also did Escape from Sarajevo and some other great flicks.

on May 13, 2004 07:21 AM
# Robert S. said:

"the '80 music scene" - I shoulda said the "80's music scene in Manchester England." Follows history of Joy Division/New Order and the Happy Mondays from the perspective of the legendary Tony Wilson.

on May 13, 2004 07:24 AM
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