I also don't like that I can't put something in my queue that doesn't have a release date yet or isn't due to be released for another month of two. I like being able to add them when I think of it so that it's in there and I don't forget. I tend to add movies when I see the previews on other DVDs, so it's not necessarily big blockbuster movies that I would remember to add later. I like being able to add older titles that haven't been released on DVD so that, in case they ends up being released, I'll know without having to keep checking.
This is a total nitpicky thing, but I find it a bit annoying that the movie descriptions on the DVD envelope is only so long and then says "read more at blockbuster.com." Really?
My renewal date is the 25th, so I'll probably cancel by then and go back to getting my DVDs from Netflix. Unfortunately, in spite of their douchebaggish tendencies, Netflix does DVDs by mail better than anyone else right now. I had high hopes for Blockbuster, but I've been pretty disappointed. If the only thing they have going for them over Netflix is having new releases sooner, then I can wait.
Hopefully Netflix has seen the error of their ways and will attempt to be less douchbaggy in the future! :winkgrin
I watched one of the DVDs they sent me and it was so bad. I didn't even bother to watch the other two because I was just annoyed. I can always get them on Netflix, I guess.
A commentator on CBS Sunday Morning spoke to my addiction this morning. I mean the streaming TV shows I can watch on TV with my Roku device. He railed against his own addiction, but I'm happy for mine. I just finished watching all eight seasons of 24 and am trying to choose my next marathon. Will it be Downton Abbey, of Game of Thrones? These are two series I haven't watched yet and season 1, at least, is in my queue. While I had only watched episodes here and there, I watched all of Angel in marathon fashion as well as Numbers.
What I like about watching the series front to back is seeing the character and plot development, especially those I saw only on a weekly basis. With the shows I haven't seen, I don't have to wait to see what happens. Ahh...addiction, and not in a funny commentator kind of way.
If anyone is interested, here is the commentary from the CBS Sunday Morning Show.
My name is Luke, and I am a binge TV viewer - CBS News
I love streaming to my tv. Right now, I have an older Blue-Ray dvd player that handles the job, but I am planning to get at least one Roku. Any suggestions, Arielfies, regarding which model to choose?
Florimel - I just have the Roku LT and it works fine for me. It was $50, which is a pretty good deal. I have fast internet, so I don't have any problems with slow-down or rebuffering.
Ariel - I'd watch Downton Abbey and as quickly as possible. There are spoilers all over the internet about what happened in season 3. I'd get watching it now so you don't get spoiled. I think Netflix only has season 1 streaming though. I know that Comcast has all three seasons available OnDemand right now. Maybe your cable company has some of them available too.
Since I'm a rabid Game of Thrones fan, I'm always in favor of watching it!
I've watched all of the Joss Whedon series on Netflix, even though I own all of them but Angel on DVD (just waiting on a good price - it's not because I don't love it). Recently, I've been through The West Wing and caught up on Touch. I'd recommend House of Cards if you enjoy political intrigue. It's a Netflix exclusive series starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
Right now I'm making my way through Alias, which is a show I loved. Like you, I enjoy watching them back-to-back (...to-back-to-back....) and seeing the plot and character development. Much better than waiting a week or a month for a new episode.
If you haven't already watched them, two other British shows I caught up with on Netflix are Sherlock and Luther. I highly recommend both of them!!
Sherlock is also in my queue, but this has been a weird week for me and what I landed in was a pile of bones...i.e. Bones, which I've also never seen.