Cheaters are all among us. As much as we’d like to think that cheating never happens, we are kidding ourselves if we think otherwise. Let’s be honest. We all do it. Ha! Boardgames, diets, favourite places to eat, we all do it. And don’t try to argue any different, because guaranteed you have at some point in your life.
Before you get mad at me, or wonder when exactly I lost my ever-loving mind, I’m not talking about relationships, silly! I’m talking about Netflix shows.
Ever started watching a show with your kid (‘Fuller House) or your partner (ahem, ‘Scandal’ anyone?), get totally hooked, go out with friends for an afternoon or evening, and come home to find out that they “accidentally” watched half a season without you? Oops! Except that it is not an oops, now, is it? It is a planned, calculated, sneaky attempt to keep the story going at all costs.
Now, I admit, I have done my fair share of Netflix binge-watching, don’t get me wrong, and there are more than a few times that I might have acted in the same way, especially if my husband had been watching ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ or ‘Bloodline. With those shows, it is entirely possible that I couldn’t have stopped my watching to allow my husband to work. Heck, I had to limit myself to either during school hours or after bedtime to do my watvhing, all in the name of research, of vourse. I wouldn’t want to recommend a show to you I wouldn’t watch myself!
But Scandal? Oh, the horror! Would you believe that since my husband got ahead of me, I’ve fallen a season behind? A full season! And of course, now we can’t even talk about it, lest someone accidently let loose a spoiler! And as for Q? Well, let me just put it this way. He is the worst! for spoilers. It’s gotten to the point where I have to almost watch a show myself, before he even discovers it, just so I don’t hear what happens when he inevitably watches ahead of me.
Now, as I said before, I know I’m not alone in this problem. I get it. It’s hard not to watch 1 (or 3 or half a season’s worth of) Kimmy Schmidt after your spouse goes to work. It’s lonely being at home all day when the kids are at school, so why not fill your time with a couple extra episodes of Fuller House. But you really don’t want to, or you might have to resort to measures like these…
Nobody has time for that! So, what’s the solution? Is there a solution? Or is that the very reason seperate Netflix profiles even exist???
Now you’ve heard my little Netflix secret, are you ready to ‘fess up your own?