Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I am a Netflix doofus
Call Bobo a slow adopter (or just slow), or a Luddite or whatever (or worse), but he just rejoined at Netflix and discovered that for just $9 a month, I can call up to my PC (and be watching within, say, three minutes at most) shows like the Blythe Danner/Frank Langella *Seagull* by Chekhov (out of print and unavailable the last time I tried to order it) and Raul Esparza in Sondheim's *Company.* The video quality is not great, but the audio seems up to Internet standards. And it's pretty much watch on demand. And, like, the BBC Shakespeare plays from 1978-84, and biographies of writers like Dickens, and the entire BBC *Bleak House,* and, well, you get the picture.