Movies

Netflix Queue Game

Indecision is a time-honored tradition in my family. Rarely is a decision made without debate and a healthy back and forth of “you decide” and “no, YOU decide.”

I have an account with Netflix and stream a lot of videos using the Netflix Instant Watch feature. I add a lot of videos to my queue and at present, have 157 videos queued up.

157 choices and industrial strength indecision leads to flailing about and spending an inordinate amount of time just trying to figure out what to watch.

As a result, I started playing the Netflix Queue Game. It’s fairly simple to play. I post a message on Twitter asking people to give me a number, provide them with a range (1-157, for example) and give a cut-off time.

When people respond with a number, I respond and tell them which movie they have suggested for me.

Once the cut-off time has been met, I choose one of the movies suggested. After all, it’s much easier to select from a pool of 6 or 10 movies than 157!