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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.

Netflix have released a new TV ad, watch it below and let us know your thoughts.

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.

Everyone who adds their thoughts will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 Love2Shop voucher*.

You can watch five short videos of how some other Mumsnetters use and experience Netflix here.

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.

Thanks and good luck,


P.S. If you want to get involved in Netflix conversation on Twitter, they've introduced their new hashtag, #TimeToNetflix.
* vouchers will be sent to the winner by MNHQ

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 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

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