Netflix Canada…meh

September 22nd, 2010 by Ian

So, like a lot of people, I thought Netflix in Canada was gonna be great.  $8.00 a month for unlimited movies and TV shows.  Sounds like a deal!  Not so fast.  Have a look at the comments on the Netflix Blog.

Selection is piss poor.  I really want to give it a chance, but 19 out of 20 titles I looked for were “Not Available”.  Not one “Star Wars”, Quentin Tarentino movie, not one classic we looked for (Gone with the Wind, Casablanca), not one TV show, (Glee, House)…

There are probably about 8 movies available that I would like to see.  I guess I can watch them in my free month and then cancel.  Too bad — it shows promise.

I’m left wondering what the problem is.  Is it the f***ing CRTC again — man they bug me?  CanCon? Is it that Global and CTV have bought up the rights to everything?  Or is it Netflix just rolling out a half baked system.  I guess only time will tell, but if it’s longer than a month, I’d say it’ll die soon afterwards.

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