It’s Things I Love Thursday Over at The Diaper Diaries today, and today I want to talk about my love ofNetflix! I am not trying to brag, but I jumped on the Netflix* train back before Netflix was popular. I was working at my first job that I hated, and I spent a lot of time on the Internet. I found this wonderful company that actually mails  DVDs to your home, and when you are finished you just ship them back the DVD and they send another one. Genius! I must say that I wish I bought stock in this company back then…I think I could’ve made some good money…but I digress…Netflix is a wonderful concept and although others have tried, I don’t think they’ve mastered the art of mail in DVD’s.

When Tivocame about, and I became obsessed with the amount of shows I could Tivo and then watch, I became overwhelmed with television and cancelled my Netflix membership. Over time my Tivo, and lifetime membership wore out and we moved on to cable’s DVR (but I stand by Tivo being the superior product! Why oh why Tivo must you charge $250  on top of monthly fees for your HD Box!?) Now, fast forward to the present and behold the wonderful technology of STREAMING VIDEO! My husband and I just learned that we can stream shows from our laptop…and with a cord plugged into our TV, we can watch it on a big screen! AMAZING! Then we find out for the low price of $8.99/month through Netflix, we can get 1 DVD out at a time, and have unlimited Instant Streaming! So Netflix has become a part of our lives again.

Currently, we are watching the first season of 24 on DVD. My husband has never seen it and I insisted that Jack Bauer the early years is the best….but then simultaneously we were able to stream season 1 and 2 of Weeds! (Ok I know it’s sad that I get this excited about TV and Movies, and by the way…if you haven’t seen either of these shows I recommend watching them!)

Netflix*has many great plans that can suit anyone’s needs…

  • There’s the plan we have which is $8.99/month and this includes 1 DVD out at a time, but you can get as many as you want/ month. This also includes unlimited streaming
  • For $13.99/month you get 2 DVD’s out at a time, and unlimited streaming
  • For $16.99/month you get 3 DVD’s out at a time, and unlimited Streaming
  • For $23.99/month you get 4 DVD’s out at a time, and unlimited Streaming

I have to admit that the movies and TV shows that are streaming are not always the best and most up to date, but it is a good go to when there is nothing else to watch. My husband and I were bummed after the shocking ending of Weeds season 2 that we were unable to get season 3 to stream, but hey that’s life!

I also have to say, that if you have Tivo…Netflix and Tivo made a deal that you can stream all movies to the Tivo without having to wait for the DVD in the mail! It’s an amazing concept and I am still a bit depressed that Tivo is no longer a part of my life….So Tivo if you are reading this can you please give the HD box for free like cable companies do? Pretty Please?