The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Put this in your queue


Yeah, so, I think the people who are threatening to quit Netflix over a $6 price hike a whiny crybabies.

This is an unpopular sentiment. I fully expect people to leave angry comments calling me all kinds of names in the comment section of this week’s Dork Side, appropriately titled “Shut Up About the Netflix Price Hike, You Whiny Crybaby.”

I don’t usually side with companies over customers, but, COME ON, it’s $6 more for a total of $16 a month, AND you get practically every movie ever made at your fingertips.  You know, $16 is just a few bucks higher than a ticket to one movie in the theater.

It reminds me of something Louis CK said. “Everything is amazing and no one is happy.”

I feel like everyone wants everything for free, and it just doesn’t work that way. We already get Google, Twitter, Facebook, Hulu, YouTube and more for free. That’s hours and hours of entertainment and services FOR FREE!!! Netflix was super cheap to begin with. I can’t believe they didn’t raise the prices sooner.

If people want to try another service, fine. I know Amazon does streaming, but doesn’t have near the selection, and you can’t rent actual DVDs. Redbox has actual DVDs, but there is no streaming, AND, you have to get in your car and drive to the store to get the movie like a sucker. And if you want to go to Blockbuster, well, that’s your problem. I’ll stick with Netflix, thanks.

Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

6 thoughts on “Put this in your queue

  1. I ❤ Louis CK and I ❤ Netflix. I was one of the first members way back in 2001 when they only had like, four movie choices and none of the disks were scratched. I would try to tell all my friends what it was and they didn't quite get the concept. "So, you have to mail it back to them? That sounds like a pain in the ass." I don't know where I'm going with this. Anyway off to read your bit.

  2. I’m just in awe that everyone is so upset about $6 more, and that’s if you get the ultimate plan. … Big babies.

  3. I agree with you fully, Sonia.

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  5. I didn’t really like the price raise. But I can afford it, so I got over it. So I’m not going all crazy like they did on FB and cancelling right away. I keep it because Redbox yes it is one or two dollars a day, but if we forget to turn it in by 9pm then we have to pay for another day. My husband and I forgot about a movie, saw a price deductions from them, and well that movie is now ours. But with that being said, I know a lot that have it and can barely afford the $10, so that $6 is a lot for most. Granted these peole I don’t think should have this as one of their ‘bills.’ But I do agree there are a lot of whiney babies and taking it to the extreme. But I am still keeping Netflix, and I am even thinking of upgrading for another DVD at a time. But either way, I’m staying. :0)

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