Day 45: Ondine (2009)

Usually I have no clue how many of the films in my queue end up there. Not true for Ondine. I remember exactly how it found a place on my list. My husband and I were planning a trip to Ireland this past summer. We were going to meet up with my parents, my sister, and a few of their friends. Before the trip, I was scrambling to research about Ireland. Where should we stay? What should we see? Do I have to drink Guinness? As I typically do when I research, I was browsing’s selection of trailers (hey, I like to watch trailers, OK?) and happened upon Ondine. The trailer pointed out that it takes place in Ireland. Hey– I was going to Ireland! Done. It was in my queue seconds later.


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Day 4: TIMER (2009)

I have a confession. I added something else to my watch instantly queue yesterday. The billboards for Pillars of the Earth tantalized me. I read the book about a year ago, and enjoyed it. Naturally, when I found out it would be a Starz mini series (and therefore most likely available on watch instantly), I kept my eyes peeled. Sure enough, it appeared on my “New to Netflix” list and I added it. So, I am back up to 203 on my instant queue. Hey, I didn’t say I would stop adding titles—more space on my queue was the inspiration for this blog in the first place. 😉


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Day 1: Sweet Land (2005)

So, today was my first day if the Netflix challenge. Welcome back, me!


I woke up today with the intention of watching disc 1 of the Life in Cold Blood series—the only DVD I currently have at home from Netflix. Usually, I am all about watching a butt-kicking documentary, and one about reptiles seemed like it would be right up my alley. However, today I felt like watching a movie.


Loading up my queue page from Netflix, I gazed longingly at Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, but it is not expected to arrive until tomorrow. Doh. I switched over to my watch instantly queue. According to Netflix, I currently have 204 films available in this queue. I scrolled through the page a couple of times, trying to narrow my choices to a few films. A couple of documentaries almost made their way to my watch instantly player today, but the film that finally won out was the indie film, Sweet Land.


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