Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Not-so-Poor Man's Netflix
Netflix is the best. It saved my life. That's how you get by living alone. That's how you stay on top of good movies and bad movies and obscure movies and the TV you missed because you can't afford cable or tivo. Or the TV you missed because your parents didn't let you watch 90210. Or the TV you missed because you worked on Clever. Lorelei got me hooked on it and since then everyone else I know lives off of it too.
It took me a while to find an internet DVD rental in HK. Renting, especially internet renting is not so much a thing when you can buy pirated dvds off the street for pennies. I doubt anyone would bother pirating something I would watch.
For roughly the same price as Netflix 3 DVDs at a time, I get two in beautiful blue cardboard packaging, with the sent envelope and return envelope stamped with actual postage. The selection is pretty limited but it'll take me a while to get through it anyway, since it appears my DVD player is broked.