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Checkpoint: Netflix Canada Edition


I’m finding a lot of enjoyment from NetFlix — even in the so called “limited” Canadian version. I have not even considered looking into changing IPs and connecting to the U.S repository yet.

The shows I’m currently watching and re-watching include:

  • Arrested Development
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Twin Peaks

NetFlix’s gamble with original content like “House of Cards” worked; they lured me in with fantastic original programming and now I’m continuing to give them a monthly rate. I’m going to continue paying for it until I’ve exhausted all that they have.

I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon though. I still have the often praised Mad Men to watch and much more “shows” that I’ve been skipping on because I was too lazy to invest in. As it turns out, I will gladly consume content if it’s as easy as watching a YouTube clip.

My latest muse is Twin Peaks. I’ve heard many good things about it but I had my reservations. I finished House of Cards UK but there were signs from its time that were a bit jarring. Twin Peaks, on the other hand, holds up remarkably well. I’ve only watched the first episode but I can see all the cultural influences at work here. I look forward to watching more of it.

I’m nearing the end of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and I’m glad there’s not much more than this because I’m already Far Cry-ed out. There’s a lot of dumb fun to be had thanks to the aesthetics and tone but that core game is so played out.

I’m also working my way through Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon which I find a bit disappointing. There’s too much hand holding and every time I get a whiff of freedom, I’m drawn back into a load screen and cutscene. Why can’t this game be more open?

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