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Why I Dropped Netflix and Now Just Watch My High School Bully’s Life Implode on Facebook


By Kevin Brown


Netflix announced last month that they had a net loss of almost 130,000 subscribers in the United States, the first time since 2011. While there are a number of complex reasons for this, the decision to drop Netflix for me was a simple one. I just couldn’t justify spending money on streaming shows like “Stranger Things” and “Ozark” when all I really want to watch is my high school bully’s life totally collapse on social media.


Sure, there are some things I’ll miss. Like the ease of logging on and binge watching “The Office” on a boring, rainy day. Or the fun of inviting a few friends over to watch the new episode of “The Great British Baking Show.” But at the end of the day, none of these things give me more intrinsic joy then seeing Jacob Bocian post a status saying “just learned who my real friends are…”


Of course I hope that Netflix bounces back and continues to produce new, groundbreaking content like it’s been doing for years. In the meantime, I’m tuning into Jacob’s livestream of him drinking on his porch at 1:00 PM as he takes questions about his new motorcycle. That’s priceless.


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