About the Project
For approximately six months in 2011 I gave my friends, family, and complete strangers access to a Netflix account. The premise was that they would be able to log in and do all the typical activities on Netflix (add, remove and reorder movies in the queue, rate movies, etc) but the movies would go to me where I would watch, rank, and review the movies on a bi-weekly schedule.
In essence, others controlled what I watched and experienced in return for the opportunity to both share their favorites or request reviews of movies they had never seen but were intrigued with. In turn the process taught me about what others find entertaining, fascinating, exciting, or not worth their own time. My only request that people be honest in the movies selected (please no “Mary Kate and Ashley” Movie Marathons to punish me).
Now over a year later, I still have a movie queue with nearly 200 movies to watch but less and less time to watch due to Netflix’s slow departure from the DVD mailing market yet having a limited instant view library. On occasion I will pull a movie from the queue and try to find a way to watch it (either find it on Instant View, Amazon Prime or similar service) to keep the experiment alive – even if in a less successful state.
To join in with this experiment or just see the movie queue as it currently sits, please visit netflix and login with the information below:
*If a movie is put to the top of the queue that I have already seen, I will write a small review and remove the movie from the list to ensure that as many people’s choices will be viewed.
(click title to read entire review)