Netflix Instant: What Denver is watching on its freeze day
There's a storm in the midwest that's causing everyone to roll out their stupid snow puns again (Snowpocalypse Now!) and here in Denver we're getting into the negative double digits -- a big day for Netflix Instant, the movie rental option that doesn't require pants, much less a jacket and ice-scraper. And the magical, information gathering, privacy-smashing internet is telling us what, exactly, people are streaming here in Denver. Thanks, Netflix Local Favorites! So what are we all watching instead of going outside?
Netflix doesn't spend a lot of time explaining its metrics, so it's not totally clear what, exactly, they're measuring here. What is definitely true is that this is not what is being most watched across the board here in Denver, but what is being watched at the most greatly increased rate here. So it's really ranking what movies have their highest-percentage viewership in our city. The top ten are:
10. American Experience: Into the Deep
Pat yourselves on the back: we love whales and documentaries. Pretty sure that's worth at least an honorable mention from the Noble committee. Or maybe we just love Willem Dafoe, who narrates.
9. Rivers and Tides
Another documentary set on bodies of water. This time, about artist Andy Goldsworthy and his nature sculptures. No idea on this one -- maybe an assignment for an art history class at DU or something?
8. Warren Miller's Ride
Legitimate possibility of frostbite keeping you off the mountain? Never fear, you can sit on your couch and imagine you're there. We never really understood the appeal of Warren Miller movies -- it's like treating Nature Sounds CDs like real music.
7. Art School Confidential
Did all the art school kids assigned Rivers and Tides get bored and go looking for some pop-culture inspiration? Seriously, just go watch Scott Pilgrim.
6. Raging Planet
Another nature documentary? Seriously? We don't know whether to blame hippies, stoners or both.