Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Squeal Like A Mermaid

Sometimes I have to wonder what the programmers at NetFlix are smoking.

I have rated over 1350 movie titles since joining in January, so I would assume the program that makes movie suggestions would have a good grasp on what kind of movies I like.

But perhaps not.

Today is gave me the suggested genre of Suspenseful Movies (based on my previous choices). Here are some of the movies it suggested:

- Traffic
- Chinatown
- Street Kings
- Apocalypto
- Deliverance

Okay, so those all make sense. But when I tabbed over for more suggestions, remind you from the same category, it suggested these movies:

- Get Smart
- Wall-E
- Nim’s Island
- The Little Mermaid
- Sleeping Beauty
- Barbie & the Diamond Castle

And my personal favorite:

- Pirates Who Won’t Do Anything – A Veggie Tales Movie

Because there is nothing like watching Roman Polanski slit someone’s nose open followed by a singing crab…

~The Office Scribe

4 comments:

Stickman said...

Quite a potpourri of movies there. I get those same kind of moronic recommendations on Tivo. I don't know where these brilliant computers come up with some of this stuff.

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I think Netflix is making sure you are well-balanced. But where's the love stories?

Bee (the one who muses) said...

That's funny!

You have rated 1350 movies?? Since January? Did you rate movies you had already seen?

The Office Scribe said...

Of course I have been rating movies I have already seen. How would I have time to blog, shirk my work duties, and rapidly clean my apartment before my mother comes over if I watched over 1350 movies in three months?

(Though I have done the math and I get up to 3 DVD's at a time. I pay $18.00 bucks a month for this service. Because I rent so many they come out to be about 80 cents a DVD. So I guess I am a little sad...)