I Don’t Want To Know What You’re Watching On Netflix

Binge-watching is for me and me only! Source: Shutterstock

Binge-watching is for me and me only! Source: Shutterstock

Because Netflix couldn’t be annoying enough by splitting its services into things you have to pay for separately (I’m still mad, okay?), they just decided to hop on the social media bandwagon with Netflix Social. The new feature allows for users to connect through Facebook and share what they’re watching.

You’ll get two new rows on your Netflix homepage. The “Favorites” row will show what movies your friends rated with four or five stars, while the “Recently Watched” row will display movies your friends are watching or have watched recently. But that’s not all, there’s also the option to post these tidbits to your Facebook wall.

WHY?! I do not want this. I do not want to know what obscure shows my Facebook friends are watching. Why are we over-sharing everything? I want to binge-watch Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill in peace! And what if I want to watch old episodes of Instant Star that I don’t really want people to know about? (Note: that is just an example…)

I know you’re all going to be like, “Well then don’t sign up for it.” But don’t you remember what happened when Facebook introduced Timeline? You could hold onto your old FB profile for a bit. At least until Facebook forced you to get it.

The same thing is going to happen here. I’m going to hold out as lost as possible to not share my Netflix queue until they make me.

I get that we’re living in this digital age, and we feel the need to share everything with everyone. But can’t some things remain sacred? Can’t we just have one thing that we don’t share with our friends? Can’t we watch all the seasons of Laguna Beach one weekend while crying into Oreos dipped in Nutella without anyone knowing that level of shame?

Not that I’ve ever done that.

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  • Jane

    There is no shame in watching Instant Star. I’ve seen Alexz Johnson live, and she’s totally amazing.

  • LittleRedWolfGirl

    Did you see something that said for a fact that you’d be forced to? Cause I don’t think that’s possible. You’d have to link your accounts, and I don’t think they can force you to link your Facebook account to anything else.

  • Neomi

    Netflix sucks. Just use 1channel.ch it works great and it doesn’t cost money and the don’t make you share random stuff. I seriously don’t understand why people even use Netflix when there are so many sites that let you watch everything for free…