I've noticed that I now consider assorted works of fiction "political hatchet jobs" in ways that never occurred to me before. One could either say that an era of hyperpartisanship has opened my eyes to "the truth", or merely that it has spoiled my ability to take an open mind to a simple work of fiction offered by someone with a particular viewpoint.I chose "no", but I guess it depends. There are lots of stuff on Netflix that I disagree with, but I haven't canceled yet.
But, I could always change my mind later if Netflix was only stuff I hated.
Politically, I am middle of the road. I think that many of Netflix originals lately have not-so-subtle political messages in them, and it gets annoying at times. I doubt I would cancel my sub, but if Netflix became just a library of political hatchet jobs, then I would probably cancel.
I just wish I could get away from the political stuff.I've noticed that I now consider assorted works of fiction "political hatchet jobs" in ways that never occurred to me before. One could either say that an era of hyperpartisanship has opened my eyes to "the truth", or merely that it has spoiled my ability to take an open mind to a simple work of fiction offered by someone with a particular viewpoint.
I don't exactly blame myself now for taking a more partisan mind to entertainment, since at least to some extent I'm a creature of my times, but I do sometimes regret not being able to crack open a potboiler without having some superego sitting on my shoulder scanning for an agenda.
Sometimes I just want a beach read. Sometimes I want to roll myself back to when I was taken up by some novel's thriller of a plot and oblivious as to its political "message". Alas I must now often struggle to enjoy the one and simultaneously ignore existence of the other.
So far on Netflix I haven't run into "too many" films or series with a political agenda that overwhelms the entertainment value. Or at least I think not. There are some things I've bailed on. I've attributed that to other stuff, like requirement for too much suspension of disbelief, or not caring for the screenplay's characterizations or the actors' abilities to realize them. This thread makes me interested in thinking more about that though... i.e. "why did you bail on [film title]?" but it doesn't make me think yet about bailing on Netflix.
If the show or movie involves subject matter of a moral nature that I do not agree with, and one that Netflix did not fund or produce, I would not cancel service.
You know it. I just finished watching the entirety of Netflix last night, and I'm pleased to say I agree with everything 100%. I even agree with the films that contradict each other in meaning. But I've gotta go now; Netflix uploaded a couple more things in the last few seconds, and I need to vet them.Would you cancel Netflix if they bought a movie or came out with a film you didn't agree with?