Falling Out of the Religion Called Netflix

So, which platform do you use now?

Every time I have free-trial students, I walk them through the materials on our platform. The daily news section is one of my favourites as I get to listen to them reading the news to me.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve listened to this same article repeatedly…

He: Netflix has gotten nearly 16 million new subscribers in the first 3 months of 2020.

Me: Do you use Netflix? If so, what’s the last thing you watched? If not, why not?

He: Yes. I watched Korean drama the last time, but I also watch American series like FRIENDS.

Me: Haha! Iconic! Do you watch it while working from home? *jokingly*

He: Yes, teacher… *smiled sheepishly*

Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash


The conversation triggered flashbacks of me lying in bed with my laptop propped on the keens.

Netflix was my escape from the pressure at work.

The problem was I would wake up tired the next day after 4 hours of binge-watching every night.


Sitting in the back office, I anxiously waited for my Meet and Greet with the new director. Being the first on my team to meet him, I had no idea what kind of questions he may ask.

He walked in with a pair of dark blue denim jeans and launched into the story of him being in the company for over 10 years…

He: So, do you watch Netflix? *eyes sparkled*

Me: Umm, no. *awkwardly*

He: Oh, that’s rare. I guess you haven’t been converted? *surprised*

Me: Actually, I strayed from the religion after almost a year of faithful subscription.

He: Oh? So which platform do you use? *leaned in closer*

Photo by Thibault Penin on Unsplash


Films, movies and even YouTube videos have lost their appeal to me.

Call me sensitive, but I find moving pictures overly stimulating.

Stop trying to make me feeling something.

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