Netflix is questioning users who have watched the same cheesy movie over and over
Have you ever wondered what Netflix does with all your information? Like, do they keep track of the hundred times you’ve watched Christmas Vacation this month alone when you should be “working from home?” Apparently, the answer is yes. Yes, they do.
The video streaming company who boasts a whooping 110 million subscribers worldwide (and growing) and over a billion hours of video watched by users every single week apparently also has a wicked sense of humor. Whoever is manning their social media accounts got everyone’s attention over the weekend with this tweet about the Netflix royal holiday romance film, A Christmas Prince.
“To the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?” the entertainment platform asked.
To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017
For the millions of us who haven’t tuned in, it’s a cheesy rom-com about a reporter sent to report on a playboy prince. Cue mistaken identity and the future of the monarchy in crisis and add in some sledding, horseback riding, snow, ballgowns, and predictable romance, and voila, you’ve just gotten back two hours of your life.
Sure, it’s one of their originals but seriously even they want to know who could possibly be watching this flick every single day. The tweet prompted one Netflix user (and also likely one of the 53 bingers of the Prince) to clap back at them.
Why are you calling people out like that Netflix— Amanda Bell, First of Her Name (@AmandaJuneBell) December 11, 2017
Clearly, the company was just concerned for her mental wellbeing:
I just want to make sure you're okay— Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017
Then it sort of escalated from there:
You're not my mom— Amanda Bell, First of Her Name (@AmandaJuneBell) December 11, 2017
Oh no, they didn’t:
Ok sweetie— Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017
Luckily, she also has a sense of humor:
I'm telling Dad ... @hulu— Amanda Bell, First of Her Name (@AmandaJuneBell) December 11, 2017
The entire exchange got people a little concerned about their own viewing habits and of course Netflix was quick to offer their opinion.
Netflix, how many times in a row have I watched Friends since you put it up? 🙃— Kara 🐀🎡🎆🌊 (@bows3633) December 11, 2017
Not enough— Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017
Suddenly I am very concerned about what @netflix thinks of our Teen Titans Go viewing habits— Jessica Langer, PhD (@DrJessicaLanger) December 11, 2017
No you're fine— Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017
Though some replied with concerns about “big brother” watching and who clearly don’t know a joke if it came up and slapped them in the face, the majority of folks had nothing but love for the company’s witty responses.
Netflix with the jokes pic.twitter.com/9rrGTMFGoe— Dub Cee (@mactown25) December 11, 2017
This is viral advertising for this movie that I've never heard of but will now hatewatch because the interwebs say it's craptacular, right? #wellplayed— Leroy Ninker (@l_autre_exiled) December 11, 2017
For the amount of time I spend watching cheesy British crime dramas, I’m surprised a Netflix representative hasn’t shown up at my door concerned there is a serial killer in the making. I’ve clearly missed my calling — not as a serial killer (obviously) but as a British detective. It would also help if I were British.
For all the classics we watch during the holidays like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Love Actually, and Beetlejuice (whatever, it’s awesome), it’s clear now they have everyone talking about A Christmas Prince. By this time next year, it will be considered a classic and we won’t even remember how we got here.