Don’t let the title of this post fool you. It’s not that I’ve never enjoyed streaming something through Netflix; that’s a feature I use regularly. It’s just that it seems like nothing I’m ever really, really excited about watching is available. I always decide I want to kill some time by streaming something and then struggle to find something worth watching, as opposed to deciding what I want to watch and then being pleasantly surprised by its instant availability.
That changed today with NBC Universal’s announcement that they’re going to allow Netflix to stream a ton of their content, including Battlestar Galactica, 30 Rock, The Office, Friday Night Lights, and, the kicker…
EVERY EPISODE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE EVER!
Regular readers will not be surprised at how excited this makes me. Only the first five seasons of this show are available on DVD, and now I can watch all 35 seasons whenever I want? That’s crazy. Not only can I finally confirm my belief that SNL was bad back when people thought it was good, I can also see the Will Ferrell in British Parliament sketch that I’ve been looking for online for so long! And the Jude Law “gin lover’s pizza” sketch that Johanna and I love from the Ashlee Simpson episode! And the weird time when Al Gore hosted!
This got me so excited that it seemed, to me at least, like some sort of tipping point in our transition to digital/streaming of content. We’re one step closer to the future, everybody! Maybe I’ll even get around to finishing Battlestar Galactica.