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Learn English meaning of ‘Netflix’

Date: Apr 07 2017

Themes: Hobbies, Pop Culture

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations

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The US doesn’t make a lot of things anymore. The country is reliant on other countries to make their clothes, cars, computers, and many other high-demand products. So, what does the US still make? Well, many things. But what is it famous for? Media. Entertainment. Movies. For decades, people have moved to the US from all around the world to become filmmakers, producers, or actors.

But the entertainment industry has changed. In the past, we went to movie rental stores like Blockbusters or movie theaters. Now, we watch movies whenever we want on the internet. Companies like Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix provide movies and television shows online. But many people feel overwhelmed and frustrated by online movie streaming. Most of these websites don’t have the classic content most US citizens know and love.

Both Gary and Andy are angry at Netflix, a movie streaming website, for different reasons. Listen to their conversation to see why.

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Gary:  I’m going to go ahead and load up Netflix here…

Andy_H:  Oh, gosh, here we go! Netflix, again! Netflix! Hey, do you want to watch some Netflix?

Gary:  So, you know. Here’s the crazy thing. I’m actually really frustrated with Netflix.

Andy_H:  Oh, really?

Gary:  Yeah. So, there’s lots of really great new content that they’re creating. But where is all the classic content that they used to have?

Andy_H:  That’s what I’m talking about! I remember when I could watch just really amazing movies, even some Shakespeare productions that just… whoop! They’re gone! Never to be seen again, I guess.

Gary:  I feel overwhelmed by the access to media because there is so much Netflix provides, so much really great content, because of their investment in their own productions. And so, they’re not reliant on any ad revenue. It’s just all of their own content. It’s great, I love it!

Andy_H:  But at the same time, it feels like they’re shoving their content down my throat. While I’m not allowed to have as much you know… “market say” I guess, if you want to put it kindly, that I do with TV or… even with things like Blockbuster! I mean, for the amount of good movies they have on Netflix, there is so much bad content!


 

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Gary wants to watch movies on Netflix. Andy is tired of Netflix, and Gary is too. Although Gary loves the new movies that Netflix makes, he also misses their old, classic content. Andy misses it, too, especially the Shakespeare productions.

Gary appreciates that Netflix provides a huge variety but also feels overwhelmed with so many options. Gary likes that they don’t have many commercials in order to make money. Andy disagrees and thinks Netflix should think of their audience more, even if they play commercials. He says that there are just as many bad movies and good movies on Netflix.

Do you like Netflix movies and shows? What do you like about online streaming?

 

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 julito

julito

Argentina

Although I have a smart tv I haven´t as yet streamed movies on Netflix. Folks, I would recommend a good movie based on a book written by Kathryn Stockett. It´s about segregation that black people suffered in USA back in the sixties . The title is THE HELP .

05:22 AM Apr 08 2017 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have not watched on Netflix but it is great and when I can see any movie at home it is awesome.

11:38 AM Apr 07 2017 |

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La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

I just like to have access to what I’m looking for online, and I have the power to ignore what I really don’t want to see. Even I think we can now get to classsics online, so I’m definitely with Netflix and others.

07:15 AM Apr 07 2017 |

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