The Netflix craze takes over

With Netflix's portability, anyone can stream video instantly and on demand, even on a laptop.

Seannie Bryan

With Netflix’s portability, anyone can stream video instantly and on demand, even on a laptop.

Emilee Foltz, staff writer

What’s in your instant queue? Forget senioritis, netflix-itis is sweeping the nation. Instant streaming of television series, movies, and documentaries at the touch of a button. It’s a wonder how anyone ever survived before.

The Blockbuster days are over; and a new era of dvd rentals has started. Programs like Netflix provide all of the good oldies straight from your computer or t.v. While a quick run to the market for a Redbox rental provides you with all newest releases.

The Netflix craze has affected many and it doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon. Many people have been wasting their lives, under the covers, disconnected from the world, needing to finish the last season of Lost. Netflix gives people the ability to watch a show or the entire season through, in one day if they please; no more waiting a whole week for one new measly hour all to end with yet another cliff hanger.

Once, not too long ago, Netflix used to be the underdog of home entertainment distribution. People went everywhere but Netflix to get their entertainment. However, ease and convenience always comes out on top. Netflix users have the convenience of scrolling through movies and TV shows by genre and then simply pushing play, gave them the popularity they have today.

But do high school teens really need even more distractions? It can’t be healthy to spend days on days in front of the computer or television watching a TV series season after season. When many students came back from winter break and were asked what they did over break, sure, some replied with some overly shared story of an exciting family vacation but most replied with one word; Netflix. Their winter vacation consisted of watching an entire television series streamed through Netflix.

So, whether you’re trying to escape the contagious craze over instant movies and TV or your willpower has already crumbled to the tempting indulgence, watch out because Netflix is here to stay.