By now you’ve probably heard the news regarding Netflix and their hike of movie rental fees, which they accomplished by dividing their services into two distinct subscription categories:
This is less than favorable news for Bossy, who tends to watch a lot of movies, especially when depressed. And about that, Bossy isn’t going into any details, except to say My how she has enjoyed a movie title or two during the past week.
Bossy doesn’t know what she’s going to do about this 60% increase for the overall Netflix subscription — and when Bossy says she doesn’t know what she’s going to do, she knows exactly what she’s going to do.
Alternatively, Time.com has put together a list of faux Netflix options for those not willing to pay the new rate, including:
- Redbox. It’s exactly like Netflix, only the movies are available at kiosks. This means the movies aren’t delivered directly to your door. Or your laptop. So it’s nothing like Netflix.
- Hulu Plus. It’s exactly like Netflix, only it’s a streaming service whose catalogue features mostly television shows and few movies. So it’s nothing like Netflix.
- Amazon Prime Instant Video. It’s exactly like Netflix, only it’s a yearly subscription service allowing customers to access only a handful of titles and none of them box office hits. So it’s nothing like Netflix.
Or Bossy has a fourth suggestion that’s exactly like Netflix: Live your life instead of watching one.
What says Bossy’s council regarding the movie rental racket?