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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-12-01 07:16:35 AM  
In the days of physical media my sister went through a phase like that.
 
2017-12-01 07:26:52 AM  
I thought it might have been my family, but we've been held hostage by our four-year-old's demands for Moana, not Madagascar 3, so not us. Whew.
 
2017-12-01 07:51:18 AM  
Madagascar 3?  That's a user with little kids, no doubt.  Maybe a home daycare center.

But yeah, this is hardly new.  Back in the days of VHS, my brother watched "Raising Arizona" so many times that my mother, to this day, can't enjoy a movie with Nicholas Cage in it.  I mean, for reasons other than Nicholas Cage being in sucky movies.
 
2017-12-01 08:24:37 AM  
I wore out my VHS of Jurassic Park when I was a kid.
 
2017-12-01 08:27:26 AM  
F5 F5 F5
 
2017-12-01 08:47:02 AM  

tommyl66: I thought it might have been my family, but we've been held hostage by our four-year-old's demands for Moana, not Madagascar 3, so not us. Whew.


My niece went through that phase with "The Goonies" when she was four or five. We had to stop visiting her for a while.
 
2017-12-01 08:56:25 AM  
I remember when Star Wars made it to cable.  There was only three movie channels at the time and it was on all three.  We would play it multiple times a day.
 
2017-12-01 08:56:26 AM  
It's probably me, and the move is probably "Mater's Tall Tales".

My 2 year old only ever wants to watch Mater.

/dnrta
 
2017-12-01 08:58:01 AM  
I remember watching Never-ending Story every day for a week while dad cooked dinner when I was 6ish.
 
2017-12-01 08:58:24 AM  

Ambivalence: Madagascar 3?  That's a user with little kids, no doubt.  Maybe a home daycare center.

But yeah, this is hardly new.  Back in the days of VHS, my brother watched "Raising Arizona" so many times that my mother, to this day, can't enjoy a movie with Nicholas Cage in it.  I mean, for reasons other than Nicholas Cage being in sucky movies.


Daycare is a decent theory.
 
2017-12-01 09:02:53 AM  
Netflix has lost most their movie content
Their rapid expansion of "original content" is an industry wide joke
The few shows they had that were good are either done, had Kevin spacey or were season 2 of stranger things

I'm thinking it's time I ended my Netflix subscription

I watch far more stuff on HBO Now and Amazon Prime

In fact I can't think of anything I really watch on Netflix these days
 
2017-12-01 09:05:03 AM  

rcain: Netflix has lost most their movie content
Their rapid expansion of "original content" is an industry wide joke
The few shows they had that were good are either done, had Kevin spacey or were season 2 of stranger things

I'm thinking it's time I ended my Netflix subscription

I watch far more stuff on HBO Now and Amazon Prime

In fact I can't think of anything I really watch on Netflix these days


I really like Travelers.
Netflix is good to have "background" stuff while I cook dinner or clean. I put on star trek, my Squeeze watches Friends or Archer.
Still miffed the League went away.
 
2017-12-01 09:05:59 AM  

rcain: Netflix has lost most their movie content
Their rapid expansion of "original content" is an industry wide joke
The few shows they had that were good are either done, had Kevin spacey or were season 2 of stranger things

I'm thinking it's time I ended my Netflix subscription

I watch far more stuff on HBO Now and Amazon Prime

In fact I can't think of anything I really watch on Netflix these days


I liked Godless.
 
2017-12-01 09:07:12 AM  
I watched "Bolt", and "Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" probably about 100 times each last year. I have a little one who loved those movies, and after a long day at the park was a great way to unwind
 
2017-12-01 09:07:49 AM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: I watched "Bolt", and "Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" probably about 100 times each last year. I have a little one who loved those movies, and after a long day at the park was a great way to unwind


P.S. Now we hate those movies, and laugh each time we suggest watching it
 
2017-12-01 09:09:25 AM  
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Might be you some day subby.
 
2017-12-01 09:09:29 AM  

BowtoMogul: I remember watching Never-ending Story every day for a week while dad cooked dinner when I was 6ish.


But if it's a never ending story, how cold you watch it more than once?
 
2017-12-01 09:10:21 AM  

Ambivalence: Madagascar 3?  That's a user with little kids, no doubt.  Maybe a home daycare center.

But yeah, this is hardly new.  Back in the days of VHS, my brother watched "Raising Arizona" so many times that my mother, to this day, can't enjoy a movie with Nicholas Cage in it.  I mean, for reasons other than Nicholas Cage being in sucky movies.


My son and I watched Toy Story pretty much every day for many months when he was somewhere between two and three, in 1996. He'd run around yelling, "Out the window Buzz you're a genius!" (Like that, with no vocal commas.) And he'd laugh and laugh. For some reason, he thought that was the funniest thing he'd ever heard.

Incidentally, the first home video I made had Raising Arizona on it, along with Roxanne, and another comedy I don't remember now.
 
2017-12-01 09:10:37 AM  

rcain: Netflix has lost most their movie content
Their rapid expansion of "original content" is an industry wide joke
The few shows they had that were good are either done, had Kevin spacey or were season 2 of stranger things

I'm thinking it's time I ended my Netflix subscription

I watch far more stuff on HBO Now and Amazon Prime

In fact I can't think of anything I really watch on Netflix these days


I'm just waiting for Black Mirror then I'm gonna take a break. At least I don't have to have someone come by and cut a cable or take a modem back... so it has that going for it.
 
2017-12-01 09:10:38 AM  
and you'll never guess what they're watching
 
2017-12-01 09:12:06 AM  
I wore out Swiss Family Robinson and Jaws VHS. And I think both were taped off the TV. I could qoute Jaws entirely when I was like 8.
 
2017-12-01 09:15:56 AM  
There are a few scenes in Big Bad Mama 2 that I watch so many times I lost count. I only stopped when I got too sore to continue.

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2017-12-01 09:15:57 AM  
I don't have a Netflix account NOR a television set!

Spare change?
 
2017-12-01 09:16:59 AM  
I could watch a couple of movies like that without issue most likely.  If it were up to me, I'd only pay for Netflix when a new marvel TV series comes out...nothing else on (okay, stranger things series as well).
 
2017-12-01 09:17:23 AM  
When my kids were preschoolers we bought all the videos on DVD and they played over and over. Not sure it was over 300 times but it felt that way. Now that they are older I don't even have a device to play physical media anymore.
 
2017-12-01 09:19:18 AM  
Netflix has me watching hours and hours of NCIS for a very good reason: it's perfect to fall asleep to because A) It's been on forever, so there are a million episodes and B) every episode is the same so if you fall asleep you haven't missed anything.
 
2017-12-01 09:20:28 AM  
Odds are it's someone getting residuals off the film.
 
2017-12-01 09:28:32 AM  
Um, not quite sure why I kept scanning down but one of those clickbait things at the bottom with a photo and a description that sometimes trails off has a photo of an elephant's trunk getting latched onto by a gator/crocodile. The wording is "Crocodile sneak attacks baby elephant, what happens next would blow your mom."

Either somebody's mother is extremely different than mine or somebody typed the wrong word in there at the end, one of those two things.

One of these days I'll figure out how to take a screenshot on my phone.
 
2017-12-01 09:28:50 AM  
People who listen to the radio every day have probably heard the same couple dozen songs 352 times each this year too. Not quite the same level of nuts but close.
 
2017-12-01 09:29:20 AM  

garandman1a: BowtoMogul: I remember watching Never-ending Story every day for a week while dad cooked dinner when I was 6ish.

But if it's a never ending story, how cold you watch it more than once?


I just pushed play on the same tape everyday, it never ended.
 
2017-12-01 09:31:38 AM  
When my son was 10 we got a DVD copy of Miracle and he watched that movie in bed every night for a solid 2 years.
 
2017-12-01 09:33:43 AM  
I really don't care for the "watch it again" bar.

Is there a way to make it always start on your list?
 
2017-12-01 09:34:23 AM  
The worst I have done was watch Spinal Tap every day for a month... when I got it on DVD

/Spinal Tap always comes before puppet show.
 
2017-12-01 09:35:10 AM  
Backdoor Nurses VII?
 
2017-12-01 09:38:43 AM  
Heck, we've watched the most recent Simpsons treehouse of horrors that many times since it aired a few weeks ago. Freaking  amateurs.

My one year old son will watch it over and over. We let him watch it 3-4 times in a row because he will sit and laugh while we do chores.

It's tha cutest thing ever.  My 5 year old loves it too.
 
2017-12-01 09:39:17 AM  

Ambivalence: Madagascar 3?  That's a user with little kids, no doubt.  Maybe a home daycare center.

But yeah, this is hardly new.  Back in the days of VHS, my brother watched "Raising Arizona" so many times that my mother, to this day, can't enjoy a movie with Nicholas Cage in it.  I mean, for reasons other than Nicholas Cage being in sucky movies.


I like to think if Nic Cage as being like corn: he's in some amazing stuff, but he also shows up in a lot of crap.
 
2017-12-01 09:42:46 AM  
I have a bunch of black and white film noir movies from the 50's playing in a constant loop on a monitor in my office. Each movie probably gets played twice a day (not from Netflix though).
 
2017-12-01 09:54:02 AM  
I just assumed this was a dentist's office or something
 
2017-12-01 09:59:13 AM  
I would watch The Martian every day if it was on Netflix.
 
2017-12-01 10:02:16 AM  
Um, not quite sure why I kept scanning down but one of those clickbait things at the bottom with a photo and a description that sometimes trails off has a photo of an elephant's trunk getting latched onto by a gator/crocodile. The wording is "Crocodile sneak attacks baby elephant, what happens next would blow your mom."

Either somebody's mother is extremely different than mine or somebody typed the wrong word in there at the end, one of those two things.
 
2017-12-01 10:05:12 AM  
farking hell, I really didn't mean to post the same comment again. In this, of all the threads to do it in. Not sure why the comment box seems to save the words in it even after you bring the page back up.

/mobile
 
2017-12-01 10:05:56 AM  
Groundhog Day?
 
2017-12-01 10:10:05 AM  

rcain: Netflix has lost most their movie content
Their rapid expansion of "original content" is an industry wide joke
The few shows they had that were good are either done, had Kevin spacey or were season 2 of stranger things

I'm thinking it's time I ended my Netflix subscription

I watch far more stuff on HBO Now and Amazon Prime

In fact I can't think of anything I really watch on Netflix these days


Check out Filmstruck; it's like Netflix but for movies that are good. If you pay extra you can access most of the Criterion Collection.
 
2017-12-01 10:13:51 AM  
It is almost certainly someone who has the movie running at a commercial establishment. We go to a local restaurant that has kids movies playing on a bit screen, and the place we used to take the kids for haircuts had little monitors at each chair to keep the kids occupied.
 
2017-12-01 10:14:40 AM  
My little sister used to watch The Little Mermaid every day. My roommate freshman year watched either Swingers or The Big Lebowski every night.
 
2017-12-01 10:24:13 AM  

rcain: Netflix has lost most their movie content
Their rapid expansion of "original content" is an industry wide joke
The few shows they had that were good are either done, had Kevin spacey or were season 2 of stranger things

I'm thinking it's time I ended my Netflix subscription

I watch far more stuff on HBO Now and Amazon Prime

In fact I can't think of anything I really watch on Netflix these days


I use my cousin's account. I swear every movie I go looking for, old, new, or in between, is not on the site, but usually available as a DVD rental. Because of this I almost never watch anything on Netflix.
 
2017-12-01 10:34:23 AM  

WoodyHayes: Um, not quite sure why I kept scanning down but one of those clickbait things at the bottom with a photo and a description that sometimes trails off has a photo of an elephant's trunk getting latched onto by a gator/crocodile. The wording is "Crocodile sneak attacks baby elephant, what happens next would blow your mom."

Either somebody's mother is extremely different than mine or somebody typed the wrong word in there at the end, one of those two things.

One of these days I'll figure out how to take a screenshot on my phone.


If you have an android phone you swipe your hand across the screen to the right to take a screenshot.  I didnt get the same clickbait as you or I could have posted it.
 
2017-12-01 10:39:29 AM  
Man kids are spoiled today.  I had to wait all year for the one time they would show Willy Wonka, or March of the Wooden Soldiers, Yellow Subnaribe. Etc etc...

We even had to find porn in the woods,
/old
 
2017-12-01 10:40:11 AM  
For...reasons...I watched an old 1st gen. VHS recording of "Pink Floyd: The Wall" every day after school during my 15th year of life.

/Back when VHS tapes would break your toes if you dropped them upon them.
//The picture did get a bit faded towards the end though.
///To this day, I'm able to recite every lyric and line of dialogue (such as any existed) of the film and music.
secret fourth slashie: "PF:TW", "Raiders Of The Lost Ark", "Children Of Paradise", "Videodrome" and "Walkabout" are the five films I've almost-certainly re-watched the most during my lifetime to date.
 
2017-12-01 10:43:19 AM  
In high school I dated a girl who watched Clueless every night
 
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