Netlix Is My New HBO

30 Mar

I can’t even …

Most people who say that don’t understand the depth and awesomeness that create a phrase like that, they just say it. There’s no substance behind it.

But with me.


Plenty of depth.

And I can’t even tell you about the most amazing discovery that I’ve uncovered. It just happened, while you were sleeping.

Netflix became my new HBO.

Now before you start hollering at me let me be clear. I’m a huge HBO fan.


They put The Wire, the best drama on Earth on the air (although Sons of Anarchy comes a really close second). They allowed me to meet Tony and Carmela Soprano, forget about it. And then they decided to introduce me to Deadwood, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sex In The City, Bored To Death, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Veep, Newsroom, Game of Thrones, and True Detective.

These are all DVR worthy, watch live-and-in-person-don’t-answer-the-phone worthy shows and mini-series. I’ve been a fan for a while. But I’ve got to say, Netflix is rising fast, with intense and dramatic shows that make you turn off your phone. And here’s the amazing part … I don’t have to wait until next week to watch the next episode.

I know.

The Holy-Crap-I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened-what-the-hell-is-going-to-happen-next feeling gets eased just by pressing play. They reeled me in with House of Cards and the amazing Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Underwood for President! Then they decided to bring back Jason Bateman and the entire Arrested Development crew. I can’t tell you how amazing it was to see the banana stand back in business.

But they didn’t stop there.

They introduced Orange is the New Black and Derek, two dramadies that captured my attention for sure and made me fall in love with and care for inmates at a prison and the quirky staff and residents of a nursing home.

Then Agent Scully came back to TV as another pretty intelligent detective on the hunt for a serial killer who happens to be the 50 Shades of Grey guy, before he took up the whips and stuff.

But the show that put me over the edge … the one that inspired this post, the one that had me binge watching until two in the morning, the one I sacrificed sleep for because I couldn’t wait to see what happened, and the one that pushed me into letting you know that Netflix is moving on up … to the East Side … to a deluxe apartment in the skyyyyyyyy … yeah they’re moving on up … they finally got a piece of the pie.

The show?

The one?


With Coach Eric Taylor himself.


Kyle Chandler has come back from Friday Night Lights to star in this amazingly awesome thriller-drama as detective John Rayburn and that has me saying I can’t even

I know, right?

And you know sometimes you get worried that one of your favorites is going to come back and it’s not going to be as great as their original show. And you worry.

Yeah, this is not one of those situations.

This is a binge-worthy situation.

I don’t want to put out any spoilers or ruin the surprises, the build up, the character reveals, or the Holy-Crap moments. I want to give you a chance to experience the great writing on your own. So I thought I’d just give you a head’s up.

Netflix is finally getting a piece of the pie and I want you to get your piece.

Watch out now … It’s my new HBO.


10 Responses to “Netlix Is My New HBO”

  1. lameadventures March 31, 2015 at 6:26 AM #

    You do love your TV shows Guat. I have Netflix. I tune in on average once a month. I get HBO through Milton. I enjoy their documentaries. Jinxed blew me away and Girls is an excellent series. HBO’s the winner in my hovel.

    • The Guat March 31, 2015 at 9:15 AM #

      It’s ridiculous…if I got paid to watch TV I’d be setting up scholarships left and right with all the bucks at my disposal. I always like the drama stuff on HBO LOVED it, but Netflix is definitely kicking it up a notch and I can’t say enough about this new show I think I passed my regular 400-word post. It went beyond. I haven’t watched Jinxed, have to check that out. And yes their documentaries are pretty good.

      • lameadventures March 31, 2015 at 9:53 AM #

        Maybe you could review these shows for a local paper. That might lead to a few bucks, but probably a wee bit short of funding a scholarship level.

  2. cravesadventure March 31, 2015 at 8:43 AM #

    Netflix is like candy to me – Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black and just started watching Bloodline (just hooks you in with the plot and how it thickens). Happy Day 🙂

    • The Guat March 31, 2015 at 9:17 AM #

      It is soooooooo great for catching up on shows that you missed! Love that about those commercial free episodes and catching up on all that drama. And can you believe The Rayburn’s OH! Duuuuuuuude got me totally addicted. Whew! So glad you’ve seen it!

      • cravesadventure March 31, 2015 at 11:39 AM #

        We were discussing about being a guest amidst all the Rayburn drama – WOW WEE – never be dull!!!

      • cravesadventure March 31, 2015 at 11:48 AM #

        I enjoy watching Kyle Chandler, Jacinda Barrett and Sissy Spacek. I learned last night that Sam Shepard was associated with Jessica Lange (love her on AHS).

        • The Guat April 1, 2015 at 11:17 PM #

          Dude Lange is awesome on that show … she scares the crap out of me. Definitely Emmy worthy…BOTH shows. 🙂

  3. Apple Pie & Napalm March 31, 2015 at 9:39 AM #

    Holy crap! I dont have The Flix, but I need to see Kyle. Holy moly. I gotta go figure it out. Dude, my stomach is in knots now.

    • The Guat March 31, 2015 at 5:53 PM #

      Duuuuuuude you definitely need to find a family member that has that. Chandler is awesome in this! And then when he puts sunglasses on … duuuuuuuude takes me way back to Friday Night Lights. So glad he’s back!

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