Friday, May 2

What Netflix tells us about Athens

One of the neat features of Netflix is that it displays not just subscribers' recommendations, but also popular items in their local areas. It's cool, that is, until you see a list that feels like your community is being judged. For example:

Yep, Athens disproportionately rents the least of the Kevin Smith movies, a 2001 release whose primary lasting value is reuniting Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. Unfortunately, the latter was cast as "Cocknocker." Sigh.

I will defend to the end, however, the surprising love for The Jerk.

"Johnson, Navin R. Sounds like a typical bastard."

Anybody else dare to look?


Blogger Paul said...

1. Tuesdays with Morrie
2. Kill Bill Vol. 1
3. Flushed Away (oh god...)
4. Daddy Day Camp (yep...)
5. The Virgin Suicides

Yeah, anyways...haha. I just watched The Diving Bell and the Butterfly over the weekend. Truly powerful film if you haven't had a chance to see it yet!

6:25 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Nope, haven't seen that yet. I'll add it to the queue.

You know, I didn't even realize there was a movie adaptation of 'Tuesdays with Morrie.' I'm truly puzzled how Netflix compiles these lists for local favorites. Maybe Auburn was the only city in American where somebody rented that.

6:37 PM


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