Posts Tagged ‘Netflix’

How to Watch TV Like a College Student

Posted: December 14, 2012 by jerkmag in WATCH -- TV
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For many of us, watching something on TV rarely means actually sitting in front of a TV screen. The idea of the “original air date” seems out-dated, as most people end up streaming episodes from various websites. In all honesty, it isn’t even necessary to own a television in college; your laptop does the same thing.

Of all my friends on campus, I don’t think any of them have faithfully tuned in to a television show for the first airing. That’s not to say that college students don’t want to curl up with a pile of assigned readings or that my-test-is-tomorrow-but-I-just-realized-I-know-absolutely-nothing study guide while catching their favorite shows, sometimes it just feels impossible to watch TV and get everything done. TV’s supposed to be convenient.

For those of you who do watch TV on TV, I envy you. If it weren’t for the fact that procrastination is somehow hardwired into my genes, I’d probably be one of you. I’d get work done in my three-hour breaks from class, but instead, I use that time to Hulu and Netflix the shows I was too “busy” to catch. As sad as it is right now, pretty soon I’ll enter the real world and can schedule as much TV bonding time as I please.

-Tenaysia Fox

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I don’t know how you spent your spring break, but I spent a very strange part of mine watching “Birdemic: Shock and Terror.” Fans of bad movies everywhere might have already heard of it. Three years after being made, “Birdemic” is finally available for all to see on Netflix. It’s not as bad as the trailer makes it look; it’s worse. Filled with awful special effects, nonsensical dialogue, terrible editing, and an environmental message that sends the environmental movement back about 30 years, few films can top this catastrophe created by James Nguyen.

No bad film has ever made me this angry. After watching “Birdemic,” I felt the need to break my television set, and then watch something good in order for me to regain my grip on what a good movie is.

“Birdemic” might anger you, or possibly bore you to death, but I can’t say you won’t have a good time watching it. Just get a big group of friends together, and prepare to laugh out loud for 90 minutes straight. “Birdemic” will certainly one day earn its place next to the likes of “The Room,” “Troll 2,” and “Plan 9 from Outer Space” as one of the worst movies ever made.

To get a preview of the ridiculousness, watch the trailer after the jump.

-Ian Phillips

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