“Netflix Is Judging Me” Video Shows What We're All Secretly Thinking When Netflix Asks Us If We're Actually Still Watching
We've all been there: It's your day off; you're sacked out on the couch in your PJs; you've been marathoning House of Cards all day… and then for some horrible reason, Netflix pauses your show right in the middle of the most important part of the episode to ask you if you're still watching it. When this happens, it's hard not to feel like Netflix is judging us for our viewing habits. I mean, we know it's just program and therefore in capabale of having an opinion... but still. Still.
But hey, at least we're not alone in our sneaking suspicion that Netflix is the judgiest of the judgmental; the video “Netflix Is Judging Me” from YouTube channel Boo Ya Pictures taps into that very idea — that is, the fear that our greatest ally on lazy Sundays has actually been working against us this whole time. Or perhaps not working against us, per se; after all, without us to watch it, Netflix has no purpose itself. But if Netflix one day had its own equivalent of Siri or Cortana… well, it's easy to see how our relationship with it might quickly go south, especially if it started shaming us for our movie and television choices.
Here are all the stages of binge watch shaming a sentient Netflix might put us through — but remember, it does it all for one reason, and one reason alone: Because it cares. Scroll down to watch the full video.
Stage One: Mild Annoyance
Yes, Netflix. I'm sure. Let's get back to business here — I've got a show to watch.
Stage Two: Exasperation
Yes, Netflix. Now come on. You can't just stop in the middle of the most important part.
Stage Three: Gentle Wheedling
No. I don't. If I did, I would be doing it right now.
Stage Four: Provocation
...Whoa. Netflix? What was low. And also uncalled for.
Stage Five: Intervention
If I wanted to be analyzed, I would go to an analyst. You know what, Netflix? I'm canceling you. Enough is enough.
Stage Six: Existential Crisis
But wait… do I want to cancel? Does that mean I have to go back to… gulp… commercials?
Stage Seven: Acceptance
Maybe you're right, Netflix. Maybe it's time to put down the remote and rejoin the world. But... wait. Why is my phone buzzing at me?
Phase Eight: …Or Is It?
CURSE YOU, NETFLIX!
Watch the full video here — and believe you me, there are plenty of substages that I didn't even cover here. Seriously, you guys. It's a roller coaster of emotion. And Netflix? I didn't mean all those horrible things I said. I still love you. I promise. Who else is going to indulge my weakness for '90s children's television programming?
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