It’s OK to just ‘Netflix and Chill’ (Merecedes' Movie/TV Thoughts, August 9)

Merecedes on… Movies

“Netflix and Chill” has become an abused colloquial for cheap dates and “whatever happens next.” Despite the bad wrap, I am here to confess that the idea of streaming your favorite TV series or movie is an awesome deterrent.
It is quite alright to Netflix and Chill with your boo, kids, family, and friends. Not to mention, it is much safer to sit in the comforts of your own home and watch Netflix, rather than be out and about running the risk of bad behavior.
Although Netflix and Chill can lead to a baby and bills nine months later, it is a conversational piece with all parties involved. For example, my fiancé and I will start a whole new series on Netflix and watch it together for days and talk about it for weeks. Series, such as “Narcos,” “Luke Cage” and “The Get Down” have become an easy caveat to quality time, entertainment, and relaxation.
WAGNER MOURA plays Pablo Escobar in “Narcos,” available on Netflix.

Other Netflix and Chill partners are my kids. Typically on a Saturday night, we grab some kettle corn, ranch sunflower seeds, New York-style cheesecake, and high fructose corn syrup-filled beverages and agree upon a movie. Right now, we are watching “Hart of Dixie,” a show formerly on The CW about a small town in Alabama.
The kids and I make inside jokes and songs about the characters. We talk in our fake southern accents. We yell at the TV screen as if the show is real. I know it’s silly and small, but those are memories that will last a lifetime.
What I like most about Netflix is the variety of content. There’s so many different things to enjoy, and they add new movies and shows all the time. The only downside is when you get your favorite show, like “Orange is the New Black,” “Wentworth, and “House of Cards,” you have to wait another year for a new season. In the meantime, you have to pray the school doesn’t get canceled.
My $150 monthly cable bill has nothing on the instant gratification I get from the $10.99 per month I spend on Netflix. Find your favorite snack and cozy blanket, because there’s nothing wrong with a little Netflix and Chill.


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