Netflix has quickly become a popular phenomenon. It is convenient to the everyday user: one can binge watch full seasons of one show instead of having to wait week by week to see a new episode.
About a year ago, the founders of Netflix boldly decided to reach for world domination and they have done just that. They made the website available to about 130 countries around the world. There is even a saying that includes its name, many of you have probably heard of “Netflix and Chill.” This saying became popular through twitter and has made Netflix the new go to for couples to watch together and/or for people to watch it alone.
Although Netflix is known for having popular shows such as: Orange is the New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Horror Story, Shameless, One Tree Hill, and Gossip Girl it also distracts students from getting their work done. We asked students how many Netflix shows they watch during a weekday and the average was 2-3 episodes. On the weekend, the average amount of hours for the students were 7-8. 100% of the students also said that “Netflix sometimes does distract them from doing their work done.”
Netflix is the new book of the 21st century; you are enticed into another world when watching and never have to stop...until the season ends unexpectedly and you have to find another show to watch.