You can tell a lot about a person from their Netflix queue. You can tell even more about them by looking at their “Recently Watched” list.
For example, here’s mine:
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As you can see, the list starts out with an episode of “Littlest Pet Shop.” That’s because I am a mother who enjoys quiet children. Then, you will notice a long list of “Scandal” episodes. This demonstrates classic TV binging behavior, previously exhibited with “Damages,” “Orange is the New Black,” and, during a particularly pastel phase, all seven seasons of “The Golden Girls.”
All in all, pretty normal.
Now here is my husband’s “Recently Watched” list:
Okay. The first half is pretty good: you’ve got the kids’ stuff, you’ve got “Parks and Rec,” and you’ve got “Better Off Ted,” which right there is the sign of an extremely cultured man.
Then, things change.
“Bloodlust Zombies.” “Strippers Vs. Werewolves.” “Class of Nuke’Em High.”
As Mike’s wife, let me tell you what surprises me the most about those three selections: that he didn’t make me watch them with him. I have seen so…SO many bad movies because I love my husband. He is drawn to badness like my dog is to his neutered balls. I mean, the Conan movies alone made me come to peace with the fact that one day I will die, and the world will be dark and silent.
But I do have to say a word about “The FP.” If you have not seen this movie, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW GET ON NETFLIX AND WATCH THIS MOVIE. It is about — and I am absolutely shitting you not a bit– a post-apocalyptic world where two rival gangs of white guys who are not at all able to pull off street slang, battle, AND I QUOTE, “…in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game ‘Beat-Beat Revelation.'”
You guys. They play Dance Dance Revolution to the death.
In my wildest, Nyquil-induced dreams, I could never have come up with a movie this spectacular.
So for “The FP,” I am thankful. It is not something I ever would have seen without the crazy crap-lover who is that man of mine. And PS…