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It’s #TimeToNetflix! Share your perfect Netflix moment - £250 voucher prize draw NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Feb-14 16:59:32

Netflix would like to hear all about your Netflix moments and how you use the entertainment service with your family.

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We all love great entertainment, what role does entertainment play in your household? Tell us what would make up your perfect Netflix moment and how does it make you feel? What are your "getting ready" rituals before you sit down to enjoy?

Maybe your perfect time to Netflix is cuddled up in bed with your DP or maybe it's a stolen moment at work in your lunch break?

Whatever it is, leave your comments below.

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If you don't use Netflix please watch the videos of the Netflix ambassadors above and let us know what your impressions are of Netflix.

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sharond101 Mon 10-Feb-14 21:31:13

I am netflix naive but it does sound fabulous. My time is very tight just now but the thought of being able to pick what and when would be a real bonus. I'd probably not benefit from paying a monthly fee as i would get to use it so infrequently but when my time is less limited I will definitely have a look into it.

Movie night in our house is on the sofa with a big blanket around us all cosy up.

HettiePetal Mon 10-Feb-14 22:37:49

Airing Breaking Bad one day after it aired in the US has been Netflix's finest hour thus far.

It is the only TV show that my teenage son and I have ever enjoyed together. Both rushing home from work/school on Mondays to catch up was really fun. As well as sharing theories and predictions!

Oh, and speaking for myself - Orange Is The New Black was a revelation. Binged in one glorious weekend.

Love Netflix.

Fairylea Mon 10-Feb-14 22:39:58

Love Netflix. Breaking bad and orange is the new black are just simply amazing.

I love to steal a sneaky half an hour watching Netflix on my smartphone while toddler ds has his daily nap.... long may it continue! I hope....!

CrewElla Tue 11-Feb-14 07:44:12

My impressions of Netflix, based on the video, are a bit mixed, actually. I absolutely relate to having a baby on my chest, not wanting to move in case the baby wakes but wanting to be entertained but the last shot of the two boys is a bit hmm, they almost look a bit slack jawed being so enthralled with watching TV, the term TV moron came to mind in that last frame. That's probably not the impression they wanted to leave.

MissRee Tue 11-Feb-14 13:45:27

We cancelled our Sky Movies subscription and got Netflix instead. We can watch via our PS4 so its really easy to just sit down and watch a film on the TV rather than having to watch via a laptop!

We just finished watching the entire Breaking Bad series on Netflix so have now moved onto the movies. We tend to watch 3-4 movies a week so its good value for money for us.

Maiyakat Tue 11-Feb-14 13:45:28

I've had a free Netflix trial, and was surprised by the lack of recent films on it. Maybe it's best for the US TV shows, which I'm not really bothered about. Also had some very explicit films, and unless there was some way of password protecting it I wouldn't want to risk DD being able to access them.

Wjjkl Tue 11-Feb-14 17:39:25

My husband introduced me to Netflix - find the choice great & great to wind down watching something after a long day at work. Favourite show so far is Orange is the new black, brilliant show!

DrNick Tue 11-Feb-14 17:40:35

in the xmas holidays i used to " go up to the bedroom to fold washing" with my laptop hidden in the laundry basked ( like the mum from Modern Family) then watch all of house of cards ALONE grin

Cherryjellybean Tue 11-Feb-14 17:55:04

My impression based on the films I watched was fairly positive.
I liked that you can watch it on various devices. I also liked that there were tv series on there that I had heard of but had missed the first few of so I never ended up watching. I'd watch them if I had Netflix.
I also liked that there were disney films on there.
Some program's like Thomas the tank are recorded on my youview box so I wouldn't need it for that.
If I watched more tv I would certainly consider getting Netflix.

Cherryjellybean Tue 11-Feb-14 18:05:08

* films of the Netflix ambassadors

WowOoo Tue 11-Feb-14 18:06:01

We like to get snacks and drinks ready. Then we all snuggle up on the sofa. I'll make popcorn.
Like to get a nice big bag of crisps too.

If it's just me I like hot chocolate and chocolate. Only in the evening though.

My impression of Netflix is that I'm better off staying with Lovefilm as I like foreign films. I understand from reading on MN and friends that it is great for box sets but not so much on film selection.

RubySparks Tue 11-Feb-14 19:23:02

Love Netflix, working our way through The Bridge just now. We liked to watch box set tv series previously so it is great to pay fixed monthly amount and choose whatever series to watch without having to buy the DVDs. We all have our own account and all have different preferences, from modern family to justified and comedy or action movies, really something for everyone.

RubySparks Tue 11-Feb-14 19:24:21

Oh also meant to say, we use via the wii, ps3, iPad and laptop in different rooms so it is really versatile.

Ledkr Tue 11-Feb-14 20:19:31

Like others I subscribed to watch breaking bad and this coincided with having an operation so I watched the entire series in about 3 weeks grin

Free trial ended bit I carried it on.

My favourite moment is in bed with my husband or my daughters watching a movie.

I also put a movie on sometimes while I'm cooking or doing a particularly nasty job like cleaning the oven, I find it a good distraction.

CheeseTMouse Tue 11-Feb-14 21:10:05

I have recently had some good impressions of netflix. I have seen a lot of publicity about House of Cards, and it sounds exactly like the sort of programme I would enjoy watching. I like the idea that netflix is a creative channel, rather than simply a vehicle for watching films (not something I am keen on).

charlieandlola Tue 11-Feb-14 22:33:24

Netflix = House of Cards and a bottle of Malbec in front of a log fire.
Roll on 14/2 for the return of Underwood as Veep. Huzzah !

iklboo Tue 11-Feb-14 22:37:59

Netflix - Breaking Bad marathon or a 'no brainer' action movie
Hotel Chocolat boozy taster collection
A bottle (or two) of good red wine

All in bed.

Dwerf Tue 11-Feb-14 22:40:43

I'm currently binging on Breaking Bad, but what I really love is being able to sit down when the kids are in bed, (allegedly at 9, but usually just after anything good has already started on tv) and watch something good, with no adverts and the ability to just pick up where I left it. It's what tv should be.

Millipedewithherfeetup Tue 11-Feb-14 22:45:15

Love love love netflix ! Breaking bad was my all time favourite show and would never of heard of it if it wasn't for netflix ! Favourie time to watch is late in the evening just me, a lovely hot chocolate, dog snuggled by my feet, bliss ! Actually it should be renamed blissflix !

Bagtrainlady Tue 11-Feb-14 23:12:21

We are fairly new to Netflix but I managed to persuade DP after reading some of the reviews & advice on here. I am currently re-watching my way through Buffy - I loved that show but couldn't afford the box sets. It is a great way to spend my commute!

The dc's love having their own icons & can watch via iPad, wii, laptop & mummy's phone whilst we are out!

We do watch a kids movie together sprawled on the sofa with the duvet or blanket over us as a lazy Sunday afternoon treat

TheDayOfMyDoctor Tue 11-Feb-14 23:32:50

I'm loving netflix just now. I took out a free trial when it first came out and wasn't that impressed, but returned to it recently to watch house of cards and breaking bad. DS has his own icon and loves watching cartoons on the iPad (and I like that he's not bombarded with adverts).

It'd be good if you could download stuff to watch when you're offline and there was a better choice of recent movies. I think I'm going to cancel my love film subscription and stick with netflix though.

Amicus1966 Tue 11-Feb-14 23:46:55

My Netflix time starts at 9pm.
I am currently just starting series 5 of Breaking Bad.
It's just full of great stuff. Cannot remember the last time I watched "TV". I don't have time.....too busy working through my List on Netflix.
Great programmes and great value.

NicNak71 Wed 12-Feb-14 00:03:39

I tried netflix in the hope that I could cancel my sky subscription, however, it didn't stream well for us, it would freeze or just not be able to play the movie at all. I have high speed fibre optic broadband , but we are quite a bit away from the exchange and I think this may have been a factor in netflix not working for us. So, sadly I had to stick with our overpriced sky package.
The choices on Netflix were great though and very often had a better selection than sky in my opinion.

FauxFox Wed 12-Feb-14 05:36:07

Friday night breaking-bad-a-thons...one more episode? Oh go on then it's only midnight wink just looking for the next series to get hooked on now. Also love watching the hilarious barbie dream house series with DD on Sunday mornings in our PJs - so funny grin

HolidayArmadillo Wed 12-Feb-14 07:18:07

Love Netflix, DD loves to watch her American tween shows snuggled up with iPad and headphones, DS loves watching Charlie and Lola straight through the smart tv and DH and I will watch whatever catches our eye in bed before we go to sleep.

DipDabDabDip Wed 12-Feb-14 07:19:37

Netflix saved my sanity through maternity leave and I will soon be going part time so intend to make use of dd's naps! My favourite time to watch it is when I've put the baby to bed. I can either snuggle up in bed and watch it on my iPad or we can all camp out on the sofa together. The only downside is I need to buy a new xbox subscription to keep watching it on the tv!

florencebabyjo Wed 12-Feb-14 08:10:11

I use it to grab a bit of me time. It usually involves me running a lovely hot bubble bath, making a milky coffee and relaxing among the bubbles whilst watching a film with my laptop resting on the loo. my kids also snuggle up together and watch something on the ipad on a Sunday morning in front of the fire eating marmite toast. I don't know how they all manage to see on such a little screen, but it is lovely seeing them all cuddled up after the battle for whose turn it is to choose the film has been decided.

Steffanoid Wed 12-Feb-14 08:23:53

breaking bad marathons are by far my favourite thing about Netflix, it was an addictionsmile

I'm currently watching The X Files in the correct order and completely loving it, I was too young to watch it properly the first time round so hadn't seen a lot of episodes.

Bluecarrot Wed 12-Feb-14 08:31:58

We don't have a tv service ( terrestrial channels/sky etc) but watch netflix through DPs ps3 and it's also installed on my iPhone. It's been great at keeping me awake through evening cluster and night time feeds with my newborn.

I love that we can stop watching a program at any point and pick it up on any device later. When the baby falls asleep I don't feel I still need to watch til the end of the show and later be scrolling through trying to find where I was.

I also like the range of stuff available. I'm a big fan if documentaries and found lovefilm lacking in this area, but netflix is keeping me well entertained.

Only extra id like to see is parental controls to stop my 11 year old viewing inappropriate movies.

glorious Wed 12-Feb-14 10:15:12

Netflix saved my sanity in the early days with a newborn. Best moments were snuggled up in bed feeding and watching comedy smile

justshabby Wed 12-Feb-14 10:23:52

We love love love Netflix in this house!

DH and I love the Nordic Noir stuff (The Killing, The Bridge)

The kids love Spongbob, Yo Gabba Gabba, and Bo on the Go.

But the really special thing was when we knew my MIL was in her final weeks/days, and all she wanted to watch were episodes of her very favourite show, Downton Abbey. So, thanks to Netflix, we had DA streaming constantly for her. We know it comforted her!

Netflixis a big part of our entertainment ritual here, we don't watch a lot of tv that isn't recorded or streamed. If we are all watching a film or tv series together the ritual would be too shut the curtains and make sure everyone has a drink. an I bring in snacks other than crisps because they rustle the bags too much!

My favourite Netflix moment is late at night when I watch criminal minds in bed just before going to sleep. don't know why I do it because it gives me the creeps in an empty house but I cant resist

the dc would say their favourite Netflix moment is when i let them watch johnny test or lego ninjago before bed.

clangermum Wed 12-Feb-14 10:57:14

Kids in bed, glass of wine, an episode of Orange Is The New Black each night. Knowing that we don't have to rely on the tv schedules, or fast forward through ads.

When OITNB is done, will move on to House of Cards. Probably followed by Breaking Bad, as totally missed that first time round.

Watching an episode or two a night just seems more satisfying, we become more immersed in the story.

Punkatheart Wed 12-Feb-14 11:04:19

My Netflix moment is watching my daughter - who suffers from crippling depression - laughing at a film curled up on the sofa with her boyfriend.

My perfect Netflix moment is when Dd is in bed, DP is tied up with work and I have sole choice of what I can watch on Netflix.

With the cold weather, I've been saving on hearing and watching a couple of episodes of Dexter each night from the comfort of my own bed with the duvet and a hot chocolate.

walterwhiteswife Wed 12-Feb-14 13:43:24

without a doubt watching my husbands descent into crime on breaking badwink . oitnb and ds loves it to watch his fave programme du jour!!! wish it had more up to date films though

Nottheshrinkingcapgrandpa Wed 12-Feb-14 13:49:18

I love being able to watch on different platforms

30SecondsToVenus Wed 12-Feb-14 14:02:02

I absolutely love Netflix. I spend a lot of time in the house and I love how I can watch it via my ps3, tablet and phone. I regularly grab the dcs and we all sit and watch films together and once they are in bed I can catch up on my boxsets alone smile

I absolutely love breaking bad and orange is the new black, as well as the cider house rules and I watch a lot of teen movies from my teenage days grin

It has something for everyone and is great value for money. I'm enjoying it and always look forward to the new stuff that gets added regularly.

Love Netflix - we watch it on my ipad snuggled under a duvet on the sofa. Joined to watch Breaking Bad initially, now working our way through The Killing

madhairday Wed 12-Feb-14 15:59:27

Netflix is a friday night pizza, wine and house of cards marathon snuggled up with dh with the dc upstairs ensconced watching their own movie grin

Netflix is also catching up with old runs of Ashes to Ashes while dh is out at a meeting.

It's a great way to watch TV, we use it through the Xbox and it's so easy. We're trying to decide between it and Lovefilm, mainly because alongside HOC we're also watching West Wing and that's only on Lovefilm, annoyingly, so at the moment have both but need to cut one out sad

CMOTDibbler Thu 13-Feb-14 09:54:02

We don't have Netflix, but it sounds like my perfect Netflix moment would be tucked up in bed with a hot water bottle and the dog, a flask of tea, and the rain lashing down outside

MoogDroog Thu 13-Feb-14 15:59:08

I've really enjoyed having Netflix so far. My perfect Netflix moment is watching back-to-back episodes of Breaking Bad (actually too much of this started invading my dreams!). Before I sit down to watch, I like to get everything ready and make sure I won't be interrupted (unless by the kids) - cuppa ready, iPads and phones put out of reach, lighting down low and something to munch on smile

Babycarmen Thu 13-Feb-14 16:51:54

My perfect Netflix moment (which I have a lot of) is snuggled up in bed, by myself watching series that DP wont watch with me such as Orange is the new black or Gossip Girl :D

chobb Thu 13-Feb-14 19:04:19

My perfect nexflix night-kids in bed nice and early, loads of great food, kicking back and relaxing, and watching cool historical movies, using the Netflix app on xbox!

pertempsnooo Thu 13-Feb-14 19:11:20

Breaking Bad was just amazing! Couldn't get enough of it! Yep netflix has revolutionised our screen time! Ditched the competition and subscribed as soon as I'd watched the first BB. The range is great. Don't need the latest films because there is so much I haven't seen on there.

Roseformeplease Thu 13-Feb-14 19:12:12

I have loved Netflix and fell in love in the same way I first loved Sky+ when we got it. Recording without gaff was the best - until Netflix and not recording at all but just having it there. I love the fact you can use it on multiple devices but I can see what the children have been watching.

Hot tea, bar of chocolate, old 80s brat pack film.....Netflix Heaven.

rootypig Thu 13-Feb-14 19:21:50

Netflix is definitely best for TV - my husband and I watched house of cards in a week when DDwas tiny - would have been a night but we were so exhausted we limited ourselves to two episodes a night! It was fab to have brand new drama to watch any time we wanted, when housebound.

Now DD is 15 months and running around, and I am still housebound! for the next 14 years, I'm really looking forward to season 2 starting tomorrow.....

Netfkix, while you're listening, I'd really like an expanded range of films, classics would be fine, including kids' films <cough> Disney <cough>

KnitActually Thu 13-Feb-14 21:00:38

after bedtime netflixing for me, with some knitting of course smile

threeblueducks Thu 13-Feb-14 21:09:20

Season 1-8 of Dexter watched on Netflix cuddled up on bed before Christmas. Something to look forward to every evening!

TribbleWithoutATardis Thu 13-Feb-14 21:11:47

I love Netflix, we watch it a LOT in our household. Ds1 loves the fact that he can OD on Dora etc. It's great as I can catch up on Criminal Minds whilst he does this.

As others have said, I can't remember the last time I watched normal Tv.

Fifyfomum Thu 13-Feb-14 21:19:24

We put the kids to bed and just watch episode after episode of breaking bad. The house work has really taken a hit!

Ledkr Thu 13-Feb-14 21:33:12

fifty you wait till it ends! There's a void.

Lioninthesun Thu 13-Feb-14 22:10:57

My affair with Netflix started when I was pregnant. For 8 months I caught up on everything I had missed out on from terrestrial TV when I was in boarding school, found series that I wouldn't have given the time of day to actually quite funny (like Arrested Development). I felt I had run out of things to watch after I searched for about 20 film titles not available and so I switched to Love Film for a few months. I gave up that foolish idea soon enough as it doesn't remember where you were in series! If the laptop was on a go slow it drove me bonkers going through 24 episodes trying to figure out if I had seen it already to find the next episode of something (unless you watch to the end of the credits it doesn't mark it as 'watched', annoyingly). Came back to Netflix and gorged on OITNB in a couple of days, caught up with Dexter and finished off Breaking Bad. I've watched all of Prime Suspect, and so many more on Netflix. The best way to do it is with a large selection of chocolate in bed when DD is asleep.

DD now likes the KIDS Netflix - Dora is a new favourite and something I wouldn't have bothered buying previously. It certainly is helping me save space by not having to buy any more actual DVD's! She likes to watch it in bed with me and it has given me the odd extra half an hour lie in on weekends!.

Only requests are more foreign films, independent films and an option to watch all of a series at once (there may well be this function but I have yet to find it!).

Lioninthesun Thu 13-Feb-14 22:12:13

Oooh and now I must find X-Files! Thank you whoever mentioned that upthread grin

Lioninthesun Thu 13-Feb-14 22:15:01

Ah, it is 'unavailable to stream'. This frustration is why I wavered to LF wink

tonycarbone Thu 13-Feb-14 22:47:16

Watching Life of Pi was amazing!!

Lioninthesun Thu 13-Feb-14 23:07:57

Erm, I can't see that either - unavailable to stream. Am I meant to be paying a premium to see better things? sad

CheeryCherry Fri 14-Feb-14 06:41:22

I have enjoyed settling down, fire lit, bar of chocolate and a milky coffee to watch Cold Feet all over again...it has hardly dated and is such brilliant writing and casting. Bliss smile

Trills Fri 14-Feb-14 08:47:56

I watched all of Coupling a little while ago - friends hanging out in a pub is much more realistic than hanging out in a coffee shop (I'm looking at you, Friends).

I get frustrated with watching TV "as it happens" now - what happened to Agents of Shield? It paused for Christmas and hasn't come back.

We're just getting started on Netflix. So far we've been really impressed by the choice- lots of films we haven't seen yet. It's going to come in handy next weekend at a family function to occupy the kids.

Looking forward to Breaking Bad but need to make sure the house is clean and cupboards are well stocked before I start watching from the sounds of it.

Is the selection regularly updated?

ZombiesAreClammyDodgers Fri 14-Feb-14 11:31:16

Best Netflix moment- when it was a lifesaver. Laid up in bed with the flu whilst pregnant and climbing the walls with boredom. Dipped in and out of so many things, was just perfect.

swooosh Fri 14-Feb-14 18:45:19

The BEST was airing Breaking Bad right after the US did. We watched all the series in 3 weeks up until the last 4 episodes 'live'. We then planned a finale night. We had Los Pollos Hermanos chicken, blue 'meth' sugar cupcakes, syringes full of cocktails and sat down and blubbed. sad

We miss you Breaking Bad...

Amicus1966 Fri 14-Feb-14 19:11:17

OMG. Have just finished Breaking Bad .
What the hell do I do now, am bereft!

Bigspring Fri 14-Feb-14 19:31:53

Love Netflix for all the tv box sets.. Finished breaking bad and now obsessed with gossip girl! It's also great for kids

Amicus1966 Fri 14-Feb-14 19:57:13

Oooh, I considered Gossip Girl . Is it any good?
Farted about a bit with House of Cards but couldn't get on with Kevin Spaceys southern draaaaaawl, drove me mad. Kept channeling the clipped British original.
Tried OITNB but got bored after 30 mins.

Lent1l Fri 14-Feb-14 19:59:32

We recently cancelled Sky as price is just ridiculous. We decided to give the Netflix one month free a go and I'm not regretting it at all. I can watch Netflix on my tablet whilst doing the ironing. Catch films I've been meaning to watch for ages. And hubby and I are loving House of Cards and new season airs tonight! Don't think Sky will see us back any time soon.

I don't have Netflix but have read about it from Mumset before. I think it's a very good idea because you can watch something when it suits you, you don't have to worry about remembering to record it. We don't have a tv so something it's more difficult to watch recent series online.

I can definitely relate to having a baby stuck on my chest, brings back some memories smile

HootyMcOwlface Fri 14-Feb-14 20:22:31

We love Netflix and in our house its all about the TV series.. Breaking Bad, Dexter, rewatching Buffy, House of Cards, The Office..

Once DS goes to bed, me and DH snuggle up on the sofa to watch Netflix. At least two /three episodes each time.

KeaLea Fri 14-Feb-14 20:53:10

Watching back to back episodes of a newly discovered tv series in bed at 3am when my baby wakes for a feed and I can't go back to sleep! Lovely.

lurkingmurking Sat 15-Feb-14 06:40:13

Thank you thank you thank you Netflix for finally introducing a short list function!

My only criticism would be that we still get all the kids stuff in the main 'icon' - please just shove it a all under kids

My favourite Netflix moment is working from home watching Gossip Girl for hours on end while I do boring documentation grin

TarteAuxRiz Sat 15-Feb-14 07:28:22

Watching a new 'box set' every evening whilst lying with dc til they sleep, it's perfect snugly viewing.

Is anyone managing to get Netflix on their TV through a PS3? I struggled for 2 hours last night before giving up. Or tips on making a Sky HD box work with internet? I've never bothered before because we couldn't get unlimited broadband in this area but now we can.

BobaFetaCheese Sat 15-Feb-14 11:04:22

THIS thread has made us decide to get netflix (cancelling Sky and were looking into all the alternatives).
The video from MN-er Alison's family describes how we'd use netflix properly..the idea of not paying a TV licence sounds wonderful.

I never watch tv by myself, it's either children's show with the small ones or something suitably violent, sweary or foreign with DH/friends...so having the tv ready to download something I'd enjoy, at a moments notice, appeals.

Our perfect Netflix moment will be watching the last few seasons of Breaking Bad, hopefully over one weekend binge, curled up on the sofa with a bowl of museli and yogurt for me, DH with a bowl of raspberry ripple ice cream and both children sleeping through the night <hollow laugh>

Ledkr Sat 15-Feb-14 12:15:44

Netflix works fine with our ps3

JakeBullet Sat 15-Feb-14 18:11:40

No contest here.....my perfect Netflix moment is when DS is in bed....or away with his Dad. When I can curl up in bed or on the sofa and watch something uninterrupted.

Last thing I saw was Frankie and Johnny...Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino....fab film.

afromom Sat 15-Feb-14 18:33:20

Love love love Netflix! We hardly ever watch regular TV in our house now! Favourite Netflix moment is snuggled down in bed with DS watching a funny film before bed on a Friday night. DS watches it all the time on his Xbox and we have it on the wii in the lounge. I have it on my iPhone to keep DS entertained when out and about and DS has it on his Hudl for when we go away, etc.

I also love that if we go round to a friends house we can log in on their laptop and watch a film streamed through the TV, rather than having to pay to rent one like we used to have to!

I've watched loads of things that I would never have thought to watch on TV and really enjoyed them. The only downside.... I work from home at the table in our lounge and can hear the latest box set I'm watching calling me all day! grin

We are all fans of netflix in this house. We like the kids area, nice to have all kids films in one area.

I have also seen films I wouldn't have watched otherwise based on suggestions from what we have watched. I have enjoyed watching the buffy series but come on netflix time to add angel too wink

megcleary Sat 15-Feb-14 18:42:44

Best bit of Netflix was DHs delighted face last night when realised of Season 2 of House of Cards was available to watch at one and then the horror on his face when he realised we couldn't do a marathon session of watching as he had to get up at 6.

Pinter Sat 15-Feb-14 18:44:36

I caught up with loads of series when I was on ML before DC arrived. In bed after DP went to work in the morning on the iPad

Now it's to watch a film with DP after DC in bed. In the lounge via the xbox. With snacks! And wine... smile

sickofsocalledexperts Sat 15-Feb-14 18:49:45

Got Netflix for Breaking Bad, my new love, but then realised it also has all my old loves on there too - EVERY EPISODE - eg The Thick of It, Twenty Twelve, Poirot etc etc. It is like the ultimate box set library!

mindingalongtime Sat 15-Feb-14 19:07:32

We've become Netflix bingers, we watch 4 or 5 episodes a night, House of Cards, 3 nights and we watched the lot and then went into withdrawal until the 14th feb!

Ledkr Sat 15-Feb-14 19:36:10

My 3 yr old can get the I pad, open netflix, search for a movie and play it all in a few seconds. Hilarious. She is partially deaf so likes the fact that she can use headphones and hear her film much easier than on the tv with all the background noise.
I just had an hours peace after swimming, she watched a movie and I had a cup of tea and read my book, blissful.

pancakesfortea Sat 15-Feb-14 20:23:55

House of Cards marathon! 5 episodes in already and the night is still young!

RightRoyalPainInTheArse Sat 15-Feb-14 20:48:01

Erm, my perfect moment is any time I get to watch it, on my own, in peace. Still only made it halfway through HoCs S2 episode 2 because of pesky kids.

Love that it remembers where I was and that it releases a whole series at a time. Going to need a monthly release of something good though.

CrazyOldCatLady Sat 15-Feb-14 20:49:33

We're huge Netflix fans in this house, our Sky subscription is gone (and when we cancelled, we told them it was because of Netflix!) but one thing that bothers me is things being removed. Bob the Builder went recently which was a huge loss for us, and looking back through lists of what's been removed before, there are a lot of kids' programs we'd love to have access to.

I can't get it to work. It can't stream to my apple tv.

kslatts Sat 15-Feb-14 22:00:28

We tend to watch Netflix on ipad / laptop individually, if we all want to watch a programme we will watch on TV as a family using Sky on demand.

We do find Netflix good when going away on holiday will use it to watch a film on the laptop in the hotel room.

Fumnudge Sat 15-Feb-14 22:48:04

H and I loved Fringe, shame we had to buy the box set to finish the series off, same with Luther. Why do that?
The end episodes were on there then taken off.
Naughty Netflix.

bdbfan Sat 15-Feb-14 22:51:42

I love Netflix. Got rid of sky as nothing on sky compared to the shows on Netflix. Currently working my way through 24, on season 6 atm. Also loved orange is the new black, me and dh actually both loved it, unusual for us to like the same shows!

goldenretriever Sun 16-Feb-14 08:02:12

Sounds fab with a better choice than Sky

telsa Sun 16-Feb-14 09:34:28

No, doesn't do it for me. The advert makes me yawn....boring, just sitting there watching some tedious stuff from the culture industry, and even worse on some tiny screen or in bed, Why??? This one is passing me by. Would rather be doing something interesting instead.

IPokedABadgerWithASpoon Sun 16-Feb-14 09:35:53

For me, its watching Numbers when I've got an evening to myself (dp at band practice and kids asleep) and trying to work it out before Charlie does!
For all of us, its a full cooked breakfast and a family film on Sundays (expect 'Up!', not sure I could take that again!)

BetsyBell Sun 16-Feb-14 10:23:34

I love Netflix - either plugged into my laptop while other family members do their own thing or watching films as a family. Since we've had Netflix (maybe a year?) we barely watch any 'real' tv. Did I mention I love it? grin

sealight123 Sun 16-Feb-14 11:50:51

Me and my family are great lovers of Netflix!

Disney films, Breaking Bad, Blockbuster films and Louis Theroux documentaries till our hearts content lol

One thing that does annoy me is that the American Netflix has some films/series on that the British one doesn't and vice versa...just seems odd...

Now back to watching Elmo in Grouchland with my daughter for the 2nd time today haha

Sparkle9 Sun 16-Feb-14 17:50:39

My DP and I use Netflix on the iPad and Apple TV. We watched 24 on this for the first time and I was hooked! I was so pleased to be able to watch a whole series in quick succession - I don't think I could have waited a week for each episode on TV! DP puts up with my 24 addiction because he loves Arrested Development.

firawla Sun 16-Feb-14 18:43:44

My best netflix moment is having a saturday night in with my sister to watch movies, or relaxing with dh to watch person of interest

Badvoc Sun 16-Feb-14 18:57:23

The dc and I all snuggled up together in bed watching tangled or Kung fu panda smile
Then later on being able to watch films in the iPad in bed smile
Fantastic.

DaleyBump Sun 16-Feb-14 22:23:30

We have stopped watching TV and even cancelled our TV licence because of Netflix. The husband and I lie in bed for a couple of hours every evening watching a movie while I feed the baby and it is just fantastic being able to spend that time together doing something we both enjoy.

ProfYaffle Mon 17-Feb-14 11:36:41

We bought a new smart tv at the weekend and were thrilled that the remote actually has a Netflix button grin We're working our way through Breaking Bad at the moment (Series 4, I Am The Danger!) our Netflix moment is when you've watched 2 episodes already, it's midnight, you really should be getting to sleep and you look at each other and say "one more episode!"

One thing though - please get more movies, doesn't have to be all the latest box office stuff, what about a solid collection of arty classics? Obscure hard to get hold of, critically acclaimed type of stuff?

mjmooseface Mon 17-Feb-14 11:41:05

I love that Netflix advert at the top there! And I enjoyed watching the Netflix ambassador's experiences with Netflix, too!

As for our house... We've been with Netflix since it launched in the UK and have been very happy with it. We love all of the Netflix original series as you can watch all the episodes however you want, you don't have to wait a week for the next episode and you can watch more than one at a time!

Since husband started his second job, we don't watch Netflix together during the week too much now and save it for the weekend! We wait for little man to have his nap which can last up to 4 hours!!! If we're watching Netflix in the evening, our 'getting ready' rituals include... getting into pj's, going for a wee and letting the dog out for the toilet, getting a drink and some treats and snuggling under a quilt on the sofa usually with the lights off, too!

I like to balance my laptop on the windowsill in the kitchen whilst I wash the dishes and dry and put them away after! If husband is playing on the xbox or watching one of his Netflix shows on the xbox, I like to watch one of my shows on my laptop! Sometimes, I'm up after husband has gone to bed and I like to sit in bed with headphones in, watching one of my shows whilst the rest of the house sleeps! It takes a lot of will power to not power through and watch a whole series in one night!!

We've found a website that tells us what shows have just been added (and taken down) so we love looking at that and getting excited about what to watch and adding things to our lists!

Perfect Netflix moment is sitting down to watch the very first episode of a TV series uninterrupted! And then weighing up whether we have time for another one after!!

Sometimes, in the evening, I put my laptop on a bed in my son's room and put on one of the kid's programmes whilst I make dinner, or something. He recognises some of the opening songs now and gets all excited and will sit an watch for a few minutes and then potter about in his room. It acts more as a background noise for him, really.

forcookssake Mon 17-Feb-14 13:56:56

I bought a Roku box just before Christmas and DP and I decided to treat ourselves to a Netflix subscription to go with it and I'm really pleased with it! I love how it remembers where you've got up to in each series and it's such a smooth picture-we don't have particularly brilliant internet in the house but its always played fine. We barely watch broadcasted tv now!

BobaFetaCheese Mon 17-Feb-14 14:21:26

<gulp> we've done it...sky cancelled, fast fibre broadband on way, and then we're netflixers? netflixing? Suffering from netflixification?! Howevrr you put it grin

elliebe13 Mon 17-Feb-14 15:06:27

I loved netflix when I was in labour it got me through a tough 24 hours rolling on my birth ball watching weeds smile

My husband and I love watching netflix in bed

platy Mon 17-Feb-14 16:38:01

I am a massive Netflix fan. The quality of the drama is outstanding and I've adored Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. I love that I can watch on my own schedule and I don't have to let the show lose momentum at key moments. I also love that I can watch it in any room of my house be it via Apple TV in the living room or tucked up in bed with the iPad. Fantastic, I literally wouldn't be without it now.

hoogervaaner Mon 17-Feb-14 16:45:55

I love Netflix and Netflix loves me, I thought Valentine's day was going to be rubbish until I realised that Netflix were giving us the wonderful present of House of Cards series 2. I watched it all in one sitting with a bottle of pink Champagne, bliss.

lovetheseasons1 Mon 17-Feb-14 16:58:47

Netflix was a god-send in the last fee days of pregnancy watching Orange is the new black. Now the baby is here it's a stolen moment with DP to catch House of Cards second series in bed with headphones together trying not to wake the baby!

mindingalongtime Mon 17-Feb-14 18:03:03

Ditched Sky last night, bought a smart TV for the bedroom, netflix rules!

A few updates later and I've got Netflix on the TV running through the PS3. It's a rainy half term so we're sorted. smile

nappyrat Mon 17-Feb-14 19:16:34

Netflix means I can have my down time when it suits me & my baby rather than be tied to specific times to watch that must have show!

(House of cards fanatic! ;)

Mummy2aRockstar Mon 17-Feb-14 21:39:05

We love Netflix, we dont have cable or freeview only Netflix. Its great for my son to watch his programs and once he's in bed Daddy and I can snuggle on the sofa watching endless movies. I love the range of fantasy drama's available such as hex and charmed and even buffy. My only criticism would be the menus can be a little confusing to navigate with the same program listed in several different menus.

mamfantastic Tue 18-Feb-14 12:51:55

we all love Netflix, it has something for everyone. A lovely Rom Com for me, action and horror for my husband and loads of kids films for the little ones. if we don't fancy a film there's lots of box sets to work our way through.

cremolafoam Tue 18-Feb-14 18:01:40

Thanks goodness for Netflix! We watch on our main telly while dd 18 watches on her Kindle. Have enjoyed Breaking Bad, House of Cards( getting into season 2 now) and Lillehammer which is brilliant. It's terrific to know there's always something on. grin

bofski14 Wed 19-Feb-14 07:10:27

The long, tired days waiting for my baby girl to arrive were made bearable by Netflix. Me and my husband watched every baby related film in preparation for our new arrival. Love the search facility and the recommendations at the end of a film. The night I finally went into labour we were watching Netflix and tried to hold out as long as possible so we could see the ending of "Look Who's Talking". Now my baby girl is 12 weeks old and loves watching "My Little Pony" on Netflix. So handy as it streams constantly. I can put her in her bouncer chair and let her be entertained while I clean up. Best thing in our house is Netflix. Love it.

mydadsdaughter Wed 19-Feb-14 09:10:10

From power rangers to breaking bad, modern family and outnumbered and all the amazing films and shows we barely watch mainstream TV anymore. My favourite Netflicks moment was watching modern family and laughing til my sides hurt, my youngest son will tell you its watching the first episode of avatar and becoming hooked. For my eldest it would be watching the hunger games film, and my partner, well its breaking bad for him.
We have recommended Netflix to our immediate family and friends who are just as pleased as we are, the great thing about it is you can have it on different devices so my eldest son can have netflix on his kindle.
All you need to get down is the walking dead and the next series of modern family please !

knightonian Wed 19-Feb-14 09:53:36

We have been converted to Netflix series

We're currently watching the second series of covert affairs.

The start sequence is epic, it's so bad it makes us laugh.

At the end of the intro the main character faces the camera and swiped her card - pretending to access the CIA building.

My wife and I now say shall we watch the swipe swipe lady

Wicked

ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight Wed 19-Feb-14 14:18:46

My perfect netflix moment

Getting cheesed off that john carter wasn't appearing any time soon so brought it on blu ray.

It promptly appeared on Netflix that very night. blush

grouches

Badvoc Wed 19-Feb-14 17:08:14

Can you find out what is being added to Netflix btw?
And when?

MrsS1980 Thu 20-Feb-14 10:48:18

Love Netflix - was considering getting sky as my parents have the on demand Service and it is amazing! However, we don't need it now as Netflix caters for the whole family and we always have something to watch. Netflix - I think you have a subscriber for life.

aristocat Thu 20-Feb-14 12:04:14

I also love NetFlix and we have started to watch Modern Family from season one ..... it is still as funny the second time around smile

DDs special moment was discovering the film Parent Trap a few years ago, it is still one of her favourites.

I like the way you can continue to the next episode within seconds - genius!

Barrso Fri 21-Feb-14 13:22:32

Netflix was a godsend when I was off on maternity leave!! I was able to watch so many different shows whilst during humdrum chores such as ironing, washing bottles etc, all whilst my little one was sleeping, I hasten to add :-) The ability to watch it on the ipad is fantastic. So far I've gotten through The Killing, The Bridge, Fringe, House of Cards, Dexter, Lillyhammer... to name but a few! I've even convinced my hubby to cancel the Sky Movies subscription and we haven't missed that for a second! I'm back to work now but have still managed to sneak in a few episodes of House of Cards Season 2. A total bargain at �6 per month!

lolliplop Fri 21-Feb-14 16:54:28

After bath and bed routine, its a case of snacks from the fridge and feet up with the Hub! We've recently switched to Virgin Media which included a free 6 month Netflix subscription so looking forward to seeing what it can offer... and checking out the 'Breaking Bad' hype for myself!

MmeCItronPresse Fri 21-Feb-14 22:59:05

Have not used Netflix yet. We do not own a tv and rely mainly on the bbc iplayer on a a rather small and crappy computer screen but I love the idea of getting a better screen and have a movie night in once a week with my twins! The ad portrayed Netflix as fun, friendly, and convivial. Will check it out, although not keen if I need to have an annual subscription.

Bubbles85 Sat 22-Feb-14 12:17:07

My perfect Netflix moment is catching some time to watch a film in bed on one of the rare occasions our newborn baby girl decides to stay asleep. We usually have to watch it across a couple of days though!

JakeBullet Sat 22-Feb-14 12:37:27

I am like that Bubbles, am a bit Netflix deprived at the moment as it has been such a busy week. Can't wait until I have a peaceful evening, early night and Netflix on iPad with a good film or a series.

aristocat Sun 23-Feb-14 16:01:06

Well, now my DCs are Modern Family obsessed too! They are 11 and 9 yo and love NetFlix.

Yesterday we were watching and a message came on saying 'Are you still watching ....' OMG yes, we are - love not having to touch the remote once your programme is chosen.

Half term Netflix moment:
A duvet day with my girls watching back to back Gossip Girl. No-one argued. Bliss.
smile

mjmooseface Mon 24-Feb-14 22:50:15

I had a perfect Netflix moment today... Watching a scary film on my laptop in the middle of the day whilst washing up and the baby napped! I then watched a bit more whilst in the bath (still the middle of the day) and I only have 58 minutes left to watch...!! Sometimes you just have to steal a few moments to watch a TV programme or film and I don't even mind watching one show or one film in about 5 sittings these days! Oh, how life changes! ;)

KiwiBanana Wed 26-Feb-14 13:43:32

I don't really have a getting ready ritual, I just like to watch it when I'm doing the ironing or when DP puts rubbish on the telly I'll sneak up to bed on watch on my iPad!

Another favourite is snuggling in to bed with DS and watching one of his programmes together smile

Belo Wed 26-Feb-14 15:05:03

We watched Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth Mr. Darcy one) on netflix. One episode on a sunday night for 6 weeks. My perfect moment was cuddling up with my daughters, all hoping that Lizzie and Mr Darcy would get together!

Our next series is going to be North and South. Netflix is great for introducing your children to classic BBC serials I had enjoyed before they were around.

mjmooseface Wed 26-Feb-14 18:00:03

Following on from my previous post, here is my one Netflix tip: If you are watching a scary film by yourself and want it to not feel too scary, watch it in the day time, whilst making marmite on toast and the washer's on in the background! Yes, I'm continuing on from that film I started watching 2 days ago... 46 minutes to go! ;)

Hopezibah Wed 26-Feb-14 21:25:30

loved that advert! I'm totally that one with the chocolates before the film! Non-tester - here are my thoughts on the mumsnet vids:
I was impressed with how child friendly it looked on emma's video.

Really interesting that family who used it as an alternative to renewing their TV licence.

I get the impression that there is huge variety available, something for everyone, that it is really user friendly and great value for money.

At the end of the first video where they say for six quid a month you get all the DVDs you can want - that says it all really - sounds like good value.

Fletch049 Thu 27-Feb-14 10:05:04

We love Netflix, my husband and I loved watching breaking bad and my daughter loves watching peter pan, tinkerbell and santa claus 3 which all 3 are on constantly

Stockhausen Thu 27-Feb-14 16:23:05

My best Netflix moment so far, was when my husband & son were away for the weekend, I was missing them, so binge watched the entire series of Orange is the new black! It was amazing!

I love being able to watch episodes on demand, one at a time, or greedily if you have more time.

Never have issues with picture quality either,unlike blinkbox!!!

KateOxford Fri 28-Feb-14 14:02:54

My favourite Netflix moment was last week on holiday we discovered that the house we were staying in had Netflix. Such a clever idea. My husband chose a film for us to watch when the children were asleep and we cuddled up watching it on the sofa!

darcey09 Tue 04-Mar-14 20:15:33

I was a bit dubious trying out Netflix on trial but am now a staunch user.There is a good choice for all my family's tastes considering the reasonable cost.. I watch so little generic tv that I'm considering saving on tv costs and using Netflix alone for everyone. Getting cozy with my two sons over these last few dismal weather months has been a treat.

lettysmith21 Wed 05-Mar-14 10:43:34

We love netflix. My hubby and i are half way through breaking bad and our son loves my hero, adventure time and regular show. Worth every penny.

BlizzardInWales Thu 06-Mar-14 18:03:24

We've had Netflix for a while. It is really good most of the time! Sometimes I search for classic films like Dirty Dancing and they're not there, or more modern films like Black Swan.

I do think the range is improving all the time though! I really do. It is value for money for us because I can always find something to watch!

I'd say the advert is a bit vague if you don't know what Netflix is.

Blizzard. X

mummy81 Thu 06-Mar-14 20:36:35

We make great use of our subscription: we've watched all sorts on Netflix from Bubble Guppies and Peter Pan with the kids to GI JOE, Pumping Iron and river monsters for the hubby and me. Will be starting 24 soon...

nerysw Sat 08-Mar-14 15:40:06

I'm not a Netflix user at the moment but I have been a Lovefilm customer for about 14 years. They've recently changed to Amazon Prime and the service has gone really downhill (they've sent me the same discs straight back when I return them and the Instant part of it works some of the time when it used to work all of the time). I think Netflix looks like a much better option for watching what the grown ups want after the kids have gone to bed.

twoboots Sun 09-Mar-14 19:57:07

binge watching when i should be sleeping
orange is the new black and house of cards

WheresTheCoffee Mon 10-Mar-14 16:56:12

I've just discovered Breaking Bad yes, I live under a rock! and may just have to take out a subscription!

xxxkadzxxx Thu 13-Mar-14 19:05:21

I dont have Netflix but the impression i have of Netflix is there is something for everyone and its for everyone. I think that the adverts also make it seem that Netflix can be an adventure and you can in a way be who you want to be whilst watching it! It demonstrates a connection between them and us as the public and viewers from children to adults. I know that children love it so it also give them freedom as in they can choose what they would like to watch and have variety.
I like the fact that you can watch exclusive programmes-i would be interested in learning more about this and seeing what sort of exclusives there are! I Learnt from the first video that it also has a catch up service which is great. It would be really handy to have all the catch ups in one place.
It seems that although you pay for the service you save money. In the second video, the ladies sons Thomas craze would probably cost so much more to get all the episodes on DVD than paying for Netflix, this would also apply to a lot of the content on there. £6 doesn't seem a lot for the service so its very good value.
In Alisons video i learnt that there is alot of educational content on there so you would also learn from Netflix and could be another benefit for children, to help with their homework! I love the fact it can be used on multiple devices! My kids would love this, and so would i! I could take my tablet up to bed to watch TV!!!

I think i may have to subscribe! wink

Beckett3 Sat 15-Mar-14 03:09:08

Discovering it has 'Camp Nowhere' on there, I watched this when I was young and loved it but it has never been released on DVD here. Sitting down with a bunch of snacks cuddled up with my children and watching them love it as much as I did - perfect.

kateandme Mon 17-Mar-14 04:44:28

for first impressions are mixed.im not desperate for it by this video.

i love to sit somehwere cosy.if its with fami;y or mysef the atmosphere has to be right for what your watching

momscribe Mon 17-Mar-14 12:07:05

I have seen many ads on Netflix and loved to use it esp. because of good number of high quality movies available at a monthly price. I have seen what other mumsnetters have said about Netflix after using it and loved the app display of Netflix in Emma's video and all of them had shared how much they enjoyed Netflix. Yes, I too like Netflix smile

KatieMeLuna Mon 17-Mar-14 15:56:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Doubtfuldaphne Tue 18-Mar-14 14:15:52

When dd has gone to nursery and ds is at school..dh at work..this means only one thing - netflix time! i then very quickly do a whiz round with the hoover and spray some polish and talk about what a busy day I've had cleaning the house! smile

NurseyWursey Tue 18-Mar-14 14:20:01

My netflix time starts at 7pm and its my favourite part of the day. I cuddle up on the sofa with my blanket and a glass of something nice, and the Netflix Marathon begins! I love working my way through whole series of things

Although my dad has been watching it and currently on my 'suggestions to watch' there's a load of Kung Fu films - not my cup of tea grin

museumworker Tue 18-Mar-14 16:36:36

We've yet to experience Netflix, but just a couple of weeks ago we've decided to subscribe (once we finish our current binge on Madmen ;) )

The reason we'd like to have it is to watch the exclusive series, particularly House of Cards. I ADORE Kevin Spacey, and loved the original series. Entertainment is really important to us, both my partner and I work hard and like to have a couple of hours to ourselves in the evening to unwind. We tend to be good in the week, but watch a couple in a row on a Friday or Saturday night. To be honest, we're so busy in the week running around after the kids, or doing our own activities that a night in in front of the telly - watching something you want to see, rather than the dross the schedulers put on - is a real treat for us.

We have little in the way of rituals - we tend to get the footstool out and cuddle up on the sofa with a hot drink within reach (and maybe some biscuits...)

I'm also impressed by netflix fixed price, seems very reasonable. We just need unlimited broadband first!!

NurseyWursey Tue 18-Mar-14 16:38:59

There's free trials too museumworker so you can try before you buy!

yummumummy Wed 19-Mar-14 20:45:34

Love for netflix in our family stems from weekend family time with our 5 year old and 7 year old where we get swayed by the wonders of action figures, barbies and laugh our hearts out with childrens comedies. Sunday afternoon is netflix time -popcorn, hot chocolate, cookies all included !

On weekdays my DH and I both work very hard and after a long day at work and children put to bed, it's our time - time to cuddle up on the sofa with a glass of wine and drama -Downton Abbey/ Mad men / breaking bad... The best time in the day when we truely relax, wind down, forget the stresses of the day and what tomorrow might bring.

We love netflix !!

LarvalFormOfOddSock Fri 21-Mar-14 13:22:42

Perfect moment is....
Ill with a cold. DH takes DS out for the day. I lie on the sofa with my favourite blanket and a honey and lemon all day watching horror films on Netflix. Doesn't happen often though!

ataraxia Sat 22-Mar-14 14:40:53

I don't have Netflix yet but my impression from the video is that it is convenient and fits easily into daily life

VirtuallyThere Sat 22-Mar-14 21:30:02

I think I'm missing out, I've never tried Netflix. It looks good. I could see myself watching it in bed on an evening after DS is in bed.

stephgr Sat 22-Mar-14 23:43:11

I've never used Netflix but having watched the videos it sounds like I'm missing out!

MmeButterfly Sun 23-Mar-14 12:40:27

All we watch is netflix. The kids have their favourite movies and shows although i do like them to watch cbeebies which is way more educational. But me and hubby love the US dramas - house of cards, bb, oitnb etc. More like this. Oh by the way, we started watching Lillyhammer and found it to be horribly racist. Just wanted to share that in the hope it reaches the ears of commissioners.

I am convalescing at present, so my ideal is resting in bed with a laptop, choosing bad chick flick films to watch at my leisure. Thank you netflix!

thesoupdragon44 Mon 24-Mar-14 21:41:19

I haven't used Netflix, but it looks like the kind of service a busy mum like me could use. It would certainly be good to watch wahat I wanted when I have time. I hate missing all the good programmes on tv and most of my spare time is the hour before I go to sleep. being able to watch on the family laptop would be great as I could take it with me whichever room I was in.

asuwere Tue 25-Mar-14 20:00:11

We recently had a trial of Netflix and to be honest, wasn't overly impressed. I think it is mainly aimed at those wanted to watch series, especially US ones - I was more interested in films but they weren't that up to date.

It is convenient - especially on the Xbox as it's then on the TV rather than a computer screen.

AmazingDisgrace Wed 26-Mar-14 16:30:29

The teenagers love Netflix and watch all manner of whatever rubbish it is they watch... For DH and I it's post 10pm, shower, PJs, glass of wine and Orange is the New Black. Cannot wait for the new series.

lgwilk Wed 26-Mar-14 16:39:56

Netflix is my carrot/stick to get me to exercise. Watching house of cards whilst on the cross trainer. Great incentive.

libertyflip Wed 26-Mar-14 21:14:06

I knew very little about netflix but was quite impressed by the advert....especially loved the dog!

sealight123 Thu 27-Mar-14 09:14:57

Netflix is so diverse!!!
We love putting on a family film on an evening, all getting our PJ's on and snuggling under blankets smile
My daughter loves watching shows like Team Umizoomi when she is playing and colouring
We love popping on a film or a series when my daughter is asleep and snuggling up to each other in bed smile

I felt pretty lost after we completed Breaking Bad though sad

lynniep Thu 27-Mar-14 09:21:42

My kids only watch netflix these days. They just reject everything on virgin. I wonder why I'm even paying for the childrens channels! Sadly we never seem to have time to watch any films, but I sneaked in a bit of Buffy last night!

themitch21 Thu 27-Mar-14 14:14:36

We have netflix and either run it through the playstation downstairs or the smart TV upstairs. When my husband is working away my girls and I like to snuggle up in my bed and watch films. It's great that Netflix now has a lot of the classic Disney films as it gives us a lot of choice.

GrasshopperNchipmunk Thu 27-Mar-14 20:53:04

Our whole family love netflix, me and my husband watch box sets, the kids watch films and cartoons and I'm half way through prison break from watching it when breastfeeding my newborn in the middle of the night!

It's great, and great that you can access your account from just about anywhere and on any device.

Love netflix, its ace.

deels Sun 30-Mar-14 10:44:15

havent tried netflix but will give it a whirl as theres free trial.

maloofysmum Tue 01-Apr-14 13:37:45

Love Netflix, just got it and was so pleased that they have every episode of Fringe my all time fav show.. love watching with a glass of wine and some nibbles, love also that you can fast forward, rewind so easily.... and if you watch episode after episode they take away the recap at the beginning, fab
Big grin: grin

MorningTimes Tue 01-Apr-14 19:32:50

We got the free trial of Netflix (to watch house of cards) & liked it so much that I have just cancelled our full sky package & will keep Netflix instead. This will be a huge saving every month.

DS1 is working through Top Gear (he gets up early in the morning to watch, no idea why he likes it so much) and something else about dinosaurs I think. We watch Netflix through the Wii.

DD1 watches kids' stuff on my phone when I need to keep her busy for 10 minutes.

DH & I settle down in the evening to watch house of cards, season 2. DH gets the tea ready for us both, I get the biscuits (or huge bag of Frazzles blush ), we arrange the cushions behind us & a blanket over us & then snuggle up & chat about the episode as we watch Frank Underwood scheming away... Sometimes, we watch two in a row as a treat grin <boring but happy>

If DS lends me his xbox then I can even watch it in my bedroom this weekend!

anklebitersmum Thu 03-Apr-14 17:35:01

Netflix via the wii here. Have been for the last 10 months. Other than a basic freeview that's us.

What more would we need?

The biters love it-and the kids netflix means I can leave the room with no channel hopping dramas.

Hubby and I love it because we can 'bulk watch' series together and make an actual list of what's on the 'want to watch list' for the months to come.

I love all the old films. Black and white classics with Jack Lemmon and Humpty Bogart for when DH is away and Disney for the biters.

Pj's on, blankets with arms fluffed and all the family snuggled in for a marathon tv session anyone?

Somebody fetch the biscuit, cake and a brew cos I'm not moving grin

kelzw84 Wed 09-Apr-14 21:06:42

I love netflix.. its great for them cold windy days when your stuck in with the children. cuddled up on the sofa watching all the old films and childrens cartoons/film with popcorn.
Its also fab when me and friends have a girly night in. pizza,wine,facemask and a good chickflick or horror film

Rigbyroo Thu 10-Apr-14 08:50:44

Netflix got me through some lonely breastfeeding days with a newborn a few years ago! Was perfect though and I will be using it again this time around, especially during night feeds with the laptop! So pleased that spiral is on there, sold my DVDs and want to watch again!

KateOxford Thu 10-Apr-14 09:11:32

My husband watches Netflix a lot on his own but I always watch something with him on a Saturday night. Our ritual is getting the children to bed then sitting down with some nice food, if we are lucky an Indian takeaway then we choose something to watch. The husband is more of an expert at how it all works so he has normally chosen something light hearted and easy to watch. It makes us relaxed at the end of a busy week and happy because Netflix is so cheap it doesn't cost us a lot in entertainment.

PurpleCrazyHorse Fri 11-Apr-14 19:10:35

Netflix has a great mix of things. There's lots for DD to watch or for us to watch as a family. DD loves a popcorn filled 'cinema' night (much cheaper than the 3 of us actually going to the cinema!) and I have been known to make tickets too, which DD loves.

Plus DH and I tend to watch a film or TV series in the evening to unwind. It's great as there's always something to watch. The price is brilliant too which means we're much more likely to get a supermarket takeaway or some ice-cream or similar as a treat.

We each have our own profiles so I know when I put it on for DD it's only children's things (or in her case BBC dinosaur documentaries too!) that show up for her to watch.

We access Netflix via our PS3 connected to our smart TV (there isn't an app for our TV so can't access directly). I've not used other devices although we do have iPads.

Tealady1983 Tue 15-Apr-14 17:08:34

We love Netflix grin my son absolutely hammers or for spongebob square pants he has AS and it has got us out of a whole a few times. We as adults love it too once the kids are in bed we can pick as choose what we want to watch. We pay over £100 for a full sky package but other than dh and sport we don't watch it....ever! We are loving he netflix original programs like house of cards and orange is the new black and the next on our list is dusk till dawn. We are re watching breaking bad it was so fantastic the first time we have to watch it again grin

kmills Wed 16-Apr-14 17:16:26

I love snuggling up on the sofa with my 3 daughters, plenty of snacks & a movie on Netflix. It's our girly Saturday night in.

Fizzyplonk Fri 18-Apr-14 23:16:42

When we finally got Internet in our new house. DS was so happy to have Netflix back it was like Christmas!

BishB Sun 27-Apr-14 17:07:25

We're another Netflix family. We first subscribed because of DH's love of Breaking Bad; then we discovered how awesome Netflix's own original content is: Lillyhammer, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black. I can't wait for the new Pablo Escobar series to "air". More original content please Netflix! DH and I watch after dinner before bed.

Our 5yo DD is a huge Lego and Star Wars fan so she loves Lego Ninjago, Lego Chima & Clone Wars in the brilliant kids section.

BishB Sun 27-Apr-14 17:09:40

We watch via an Apple TV box connected to our TV. No streaming issues at all.

unadulterateddad Tue 29-Apr-14 23:02:18

can't cope with breaking bad, but give me House of cards and a few free hours and I'm happy. Ideally on the sofa with a take away pizza, but more usually in a hotel room on my own with the laptop on to watch something to while away a few hours before sleep.

Netflix makes hotel stays survivable smile

Ive watched all of the available serious of criminal minds and cant get anymore, have withdrawal symptoms. could take up skys box set offers but it would mean cancelling Netflix so hoping that Netflix get them up soon so I can resume my marathon :D

miljones1 Thu 01-May-14 20:31:50

I retreated into a breaking bad marathon a few months ago when I was having an awful time at work. cuddled up in bed with the laptop it was an ideal escape from reality! I didn't know what to do with myself when it ended!!

lolancurly Fri 02-May-14 08:01:10

Yep, we love Netflix but it is a kind of a double edged sword as now we can watch so many more American series than we were aware of before! I am possibly the only human being in the world not to have watched or be watching Breaking Bad however. When things get fractious between my two girls (6 and 13) we separate them and get my youngest snuggled up in bed with a film on Netflix to chill out and forget what she was arguing about in the first place.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Fri 02-May-14 14:41:35

We've just signed up for Netflix. DH & I have spent the last couple of evenings after the DDs are in bed, snuggled up together on the sofa watching a movie, instead of one of us watching something on TV while the other reads/browses the internet. It's great.

kelandab Sun 04-May-14 09:14:54

I have heard of Netflix & it does look great! It's something that I an seriously considering signing up to in the Summer holidays as it's always nice to have a day or night where we all pretense to be at the cinema snuggled down with popcorn! Plus it's got to be a cheaper alternative to the cinema which is getting ridiculously expensive these days. I also like the idea that once the kids are tucked up in bed hubby & I can choose something to watch in an instant.

moneyone Sun 04-May-14 20:47:29

We are huge netflix fans! Started with Breaking Bad, then House of Cards and we've almost finished The Good Wife. Once the kids are in bed, we fire up the laptop and the crisps and wine and settle down.

IncaAztec Sun 11-May-14 13:54:04

I had netflix on a trial basis, really enjoyed it but our internet is a bit intermittant so would maybe try it again now we have fixed it!

Used to love snuggling up in bed with my family (and sometimes some snacks too) to watch a film when the weather is hammering it down outside. Choices on Netflix seem as good as if not better than a lot of the competition.

RhinosAreFatUnicorns Mon 12-May-14 20:12:44

We have film night each Saturday, taking it in turns to choose. The other chooses the takeaway for the evening. It is very rare that we sit together without iPads, iPhones etc, and enjoy each other's company and something new that we haven't seen before.

claireabell1987 Tue 13-May-14 19:10:51

Netflix is amazing, we used to get the films from lovefilm but would always forget to be posting them back lol. We really got into breaking bad and watched it so quick we might just have to re watch it! At the moment we are enjoying the good wife. Great for when there is nothing on tv...which is most of the time. For us getting ready is getting a nice cuppa and then snuggling up on the sofa. smile

gamerwidow Tue 13-May-14 19:16:15

love Netflix had a few days off recently and watched the whole of house of cards back to back, love binge watching smile it's saved me a fortune on kids dvds too, always something for my daughter and cousins to watch!

loobypas Wed 14-May-14 09:43:30

I started a free trial a year ago as hubby was away for the weekend and I was really poorly and needed the kids to have a distraction. We wouldn't dream of finishing with it now! We loved Orange is the New Black and it is great for the kids.

ataraxia Fri 16-May-14 07:24:41

The video made me think netflix is convenient in that you can watch it everywhere, and helps you be sociable - can make watching as much of an event as going to the cinema, but more relaxed.

PoppyAmex Fri 16-May-14 07:37:17

The most impressive thing about Netflix is actually their own productions.

"House of Cards", " Orange is the new Black" and the absolutely brilliant "Lilyhammer".

cheekylittledevil Mon 19-May-14 13:53:17

We love Netflix in our house - there's something for everyone and it's great to have such a wide choice of entertainment to watch when it suits you. DS and I are trying to get DH into Breaking Bad - brilliant!

wibblyjelly Mon 19-May-14 22:08:23

Netflix was brilliant when D's was younger, and I was breastfeeding. It used to keep me company in the night, and I could always find something to zone out to.

Doubtfuldaphne Tue 20-May-14 16:16:28

I've only just discovered Netflix this month and it's honestly made me so happy. It has all the current stuff on there, no ads and works excellently.
I think it's great value for money and it's been great having my laptop in the kitchen with louis theroux on while I cook and iron! It makes it much more enjoyable!

HannahLI Wed 21-May-14 10:57:08

Our favourite place is in the afternoon myself and my two little ones snuggled up on the sofa under a blanket, sipping hot chocolates and eating marshmallows!

Arky Wed 21-May-14 17:15:28

I've two sons at Uni who I struggle to think of things to buy them. They are not into fashion and don't want anything fancy in their shared accommodation. I bought the both a years Netflix for their Christmas presents. It was a huge success and the type of present that lasts the whole year. They don't need TV licences either.

stec0111 Fri 23-May-14 12:01:35

I have not tried Netflix as I'm worried my internet connection would cope with the streaming of movies. Will have to take the time to investigate and see if Netflix would work for me. They do seem to have a great choice of movies and TV.

LackaDAISYcal Sat 24-May-14 23:21:44

We have tried Netfliux subscriptions in the past and not carried on with it, but recently subscribed again and it has been a huge success. There is loads of stuff on there for my DC, and the strains of "can we watch Netflix?" is a daily thing. They love the fact that they can browse through loads of stuff and I'm confident that they aren't seeing anything they shouldn't.

The one thing that annoys me is that we watch through our virgin box and it would be good to have a separate password for kids netflix, so they could access it themselves. If we give them the password, it means they can access all the stuff we have restricted in other areas of virgin.

bunsnroses1 Sun 25-May-14 20:48:53

Great for Breaking Bad and kids shows. Would like to see more films on there - particularly 80s classics- how can they not have Lost Boys?!

ScrambledEggAndToast Thu 29-May-14 08:13:37

I used to be a LoveFilm addict but changed to Netflix after my free trial when I discovered Orange is the New Black. I watched all of Season 1 in about a week and can't wait for Season 2. If I am watching a film, I like to snuggle up in bed or on the sofa with a big mug of hot chocolate and some sweets and just enjoy it. If a grown up film, I like to make sure that DS is either asleep or out then I can get some peace and quiet without constant interruptions. Same with "chick flicks", need to make sure DP is otherwise occupied!! Fab service, would recommend to anyone.

Preciousbane Fri 30-May-14 11:46:53

I done sleep very well so watch a film or part of a tv series before everyone else gets up at eight. I finished watching Afterlife this morning, my number one recommendation.

Pleasecanisleepnow Fri 30-May-14 20:56:52

I LOVE my netflix! My DS (age 2, nearly 3) loves watching toy story 3 and I'm now reliving my youth and am re-watching all of Buffy the vampire slayer :-)

We absolutely love cuddling up together to watch it :-) (toy story 3, not Buffy!)

FiloPasty Fri 30-May-14 21:02:50

It's a bit of a guilty pleasure but after DH goes to work, my Twin girls get in bed with me, and we watch a kids movie all tucked in and have breakfast in bed. This week we've watched Tarzan & Tangled.
It's very cozy and cuddly, I'm sure they'll grow up so fast and these are just lovely times smile

carolinecordery Sat 31-May-14 18:09:15

Netflix is great and breaking Bad alone is worth the money. The kids love Johnny Test.

lindipops Sat 31-May-14 22:28:30

Love Netflix- my son loves watching all the Top Gear episodes on his laptop and I look forward to bedtime when I curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and watch my latest addiction which is the series Alphas at the moment. I do like the fact that I can watch Netflix on my computer or my laptop or Kindle Fire HD.

CHERYLPEARSON Sun 01-Jun-14 08:16:24

we've had netflix for months ~ we tend to pick on boxset and watch it 2 episodes per night. breaking bad and Orange is the New Black were my 2 favourites. Cannot wait for the new series of Orange!

its affordable, and has a great variation of content

MorganSpiked Sun 01-Jun-14 15:08:25

I love nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a glass of wine to watch Breaking Bad whenever I get a free hour smile

Pinter Sun 01-Jun-14 15:09:41

Watching Suits with DP & a pizza after DC is in bed on a Friday smile

carrh1 Sun 01-Jun-14 20:33:43

Love all the chick flix movies when ironing while everyone is out at school or work - not a zombie in sight its bliss - kids love the shrek mini features and my older sons have found a new seam of monster/horror/zombie flix to torture me with - love it

Naomib1980 Sun 01-Jun-14 23:52:24

I love Netflix! In the past 2 weeks i've watched all of Dexter (seasons 1-8), rewatched season 1 of Orange is the new Black, and right now i'm watching the pilot episode of Suits (looks great so far). The best thing about Netflix is having full seasons available of shows i've missed. The worst thing - realising it's 4 in the morning but i still can't go to bed because i want to know what happens next! Will not be sleeping much Fri/Sat as will be cramming Orange is the New Black season 2! xxx

ILoveMyCaravan Wed 04-Jun-14 20:38:47

My very homesick DS used his phone to stream a Netflix movie when he was staying one night at his Uncles, who didn't have an internet connection at his house.

lbsjob87 Thu 05-Jun-14 22:57:33

LOVE Netflix! I first had a free trial about a year or so ago but wasn't that impressed.
But now, I've rediscovered it and it's brilliant. I'm eight months pregnant at the mo and have been sneaking off to bed early to "rest" (in reality, to watch Breaking Bad on my iPad). I would never have seen it if not for Netflix.
I like the way it recommends similar things and stores the last place you watched.
Also, my 5yo watches things like Team Umizoomi on it while I fold washing, for example, so we are still spending time together even though I'm doing jobs around the house.
Great value for money.

Tean1 Fri 06-Jun-14 19:28:04

I've discovered loads of new series on Netflix, rather than just sticking to the ones I know.

Penguin666 Sat 07-Jun-14 13:11:11

I LOVE Netflix. Such an amazing array of films and programs. Right now I am seriously hooked on Gossip Girl and I think I will start with Breaking Bad when I am done with that.

mrsronswanson Sat 07-Jun-14 14:49:43

I am currently on a free trial , so I've watched Arrested Development, Breaking Bad and am part way through Orange is the New Black. I do love how it keeps your place, so it's really easy to dip in and out.
However I don't think we'll sign up when the trial is finished - there just isn't enough new stuff.

sarokaal Sun 08-Jun-14 16:15:03

we don't have netflix as we keep losing internet signal but it sounds wonderful

We love netflix - lots of Thomas for DS (though not so much on the uk netflix anymore and I can't stand the US dubbed shows!), madmen for me and DH cuddled up in the evening, walking dead and sons of anarchy for DH while I'm doing bath time/bed. Would like to see more films/newer releases. The search function via Apple TV is also a bit difficult to navigate.

ALittleFaith Fri 13-Jun-14 23:54:52

It's no understatement to say Netflix has changed how we watch tv. We got just after I'd had DD - I was BF and she cluster fed in the evening which was unpredictable timing so we couldn't sit down at a certain time to watch tv so we'd watch one or two episodes of something on Netflix. OITNB is a big hit and I watched all of Buffy around DD's naps! I also watch it on my break at work when I'm on night shifts.

Cooroo Wed 18-Jun-14 08:20:20

My best Netflix moments were watching Star Trek: The Next Generation with my 17 year old daughter, reliving happy moments from my teens and the delight of realising she 'gets'it too. But binge watching Breaking Bad has to come a close second.

Nouseforausername Mon 23-Jun-14 13:29:40

Definitely binge watching breaking bad with dp waiting for ds to arrive smile

BrieAndChilli Mon 23-Jun-14 13:51:12

Netflix has something for everyone in this house so the hour before tea when everyone has finished homework and are tired and grumpy it's a godsend to have the 2 youngest watching something in the lounge while the oldest is watching something on the computer and I am catching up on whatever latest box set I am watching on the iPad in the kitchen while cooking.
We mainly use Netflix for TV programmes, sky TV for latest programmes and now TV for films as they have the latest films as Netflix has a poor choice.
Netflix is an each to thier own activity in our house whereas now TV is a family sit down with popcorn

ControlGeek Wed 02-Jul-14 19:48:41

We have a TV, but don't actually watch any TV through it, thanks to being able to connect it to our PC and watch catchup tv and netflix through it. I've loved being able to catch up with the wildlife documentaries, my partner loves the action films and we both watch sci fi films and other series on Netflix. We've loved Orange is the new black and Hemlock Grove.

What we like most about it is being able to watch it whenever we feel like - five episodes back to back, or one episode paused several times or even split over two nights.

Normally after tea I'll settle on the sofa while DP sorts out the coffees - a nice big cafetiere jug to save us getting up again, and maybe a bag of nibbles, popcorn or herby bread, then we're away. We've got loads of things added to our 'list', but if there's nothing in particular we fancy on the film front we'll carry on with whatever series we are watching.

We did a Netflix trial three years or so ago and didn't keep it up because there wasn't much there to hold our interest. I'm so pleased Netflix emailed us a few months ago to have another trial month, the content is much better, more up to date, lots more recent films. My only criticism would be some series (Arrow) are missing (Arrow) and could do with being added (Arrow). Did I mention that you might want to look at getting Arrow on there? wink

RubyRR Wed 02-Jul-14 21:57:37

The planned feast of a series, it's starts with giving it a go, being drawn in and finding I'm thinking of when I can fit the next episode in, we started with Breaking bad, currently nearing the end of OITB and planning on a weekend to immerse ourselves in Lilyhammer.

WheresTheCoffee Sun 06-Jul-14 21:52:15

With DS and DD in bed, it's wine and Netflix time! I binged on Breaking Bad, soothed the breaking bad blues with Orange is the new black and have yet to fill the void that show left! grin

Bubbles85 Tue 08-Jul-14 17:09:49

I watch occasionally snuggled up on the sofa with DH after our baby had gone to bed. It's a great service.

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