Earlier in the week, I promised to write for the rest of the month; maybe 8/mo will be my standard, now? Anyway, I try to not be too obvious or repetitive, but it's worth using this chance to give Netflix some extra attention. First: I've already written about my neighbors to the North, and how well Netflix treated them in the past [7/27 UPDATE: And I will write about this again, too]. I've loved and appreciated a great many Canadians. Natasha Henstridge, Phil Hartman, Wayne Gretzky, Tommy Douglas... Amazing people.
Regardless, I start to wonder whether the home and main market for Netflix isn't getting enough attention. One week ago, Canada got a special update on its kids' show selection. Fair enough, maybe a lot of our northern neighbors have kids who missed a chance to skip commercials to just enjoy Barney, et al.
But 5 days before that, they got a special message about their super-hero movies. The selection alone is maddening to a US viewer: X-Men First Class, Thor, and (get this) Captain America.
Now, they're followed by Transformers 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Sky Captain, but those first 3 are movies that would get a lot of attention Stateside. They're obviously available as a fore-runner to The Avengers in May, but why not here, too? What kind of sick, absurd joke are we facing when Cpt. America is specifically not as easy to watch in the US as it is in Canada?