My Netflix Anxiety Disorder. #Netflix #Lilyhammer #TheWalkingDead


          Ever since Netflix went to a streaming platform there has been a new phenomenon developing in my household.  Unfortunately I cannot think of one word that can adequately describe this phenomenon.  So I will just call it what it is, “I’ve got too many choices I can’t commit to watching one thing lets just browse endlessly for hours syndrome.”  You see there are even too many words to come up with a catchy acronym for this thing.  I really don’t think that: IGTMCICCTWOTLJBEFHS is going to catch on as the next catch phrase.  I mean for one there are just way to many consonants in that one.  The thing is I’m sure that many of you have experience with this in your own homes.  Whether it is you, your spouse or another family member this level of indecisiveness has not been seen since the advent of the first TV remote control.  My wife and I can sit there for at least an hour perusing Netflix reading the descriptions of countless movies without being willing to commit to one. I especially have this fear of starting a movie only to find out 15 minutes or so into it that we’ve made a big mistake.  My wife keeps telling me we can just stop the movie and start another one.  But no I refuse and wont give up until I have found what I think is the perfect movie.  More times than not these picks end up being decent but at that point my wife ends up falling asleep half way through them. 
          On these nights it is good to have a back up plan in mind.  Maybe something that we saved onto our watch list, a good documentary, or maybe a Netflix original.  Some of the things that are in our list right now are movies like, “Night at theRoxbury”, “The WalkingDead”, “The Machine”, and of course the Netflix original “Lilyhammer.”  This by far is one of my favorite shows on Netflix.  Why oh why did Netflix cancel this wonderful show is a mystery to me.  I have to say Netflix this is one of your biggest mistakes.  “Lilyhammer”was such a unique show.  

 The cast and characters were something like I have never seen before.  For those of you who have not seen this show I highly suggest you give it a try.  Now much of the show is in subtitles because the characters speak Norwegian but this does not detract from the overall greatness of this series.  Watch a couple of episodes and I am sure you will be hooked.  Steven Van Zandt who plays the main character Frank Tagliano is phenomenal.  Trond Fausa who plays his Norwegian business partner Torgeir Lien is a quirky, nervous, ball of laughs.  I hope someone from Netflix reads this post and gets the crew and cast back together for another season.  

#Lilyhammer #Netflix #thewalkingdead 

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