Farewell, My Dear Friend


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Coming back to high school includes a lot of transitions and changes from life in the summer. Getting up early seems like waking up from a coma, keeping up with homework feels like trying to outrun Speedy Gonzalez, and worst of all, I can’t binge watch my shows anymore.

Let’s be honest, at least 99.999 percent of us kids watched our favorite shows all summer like John Goodman eats cake, disgustingly fast. Most kids probably know more about Rachel and Ross then they do their own parents!

I miss that feeling of knowing you have all the time in the world to sit in your dark lair of a basement chuckling at your TV while slowly becoming a pale monster. Why couldn’t summer last forever?

Now that school has started up again, Netflix has just about left my life. Once in a while I catch a Cheers episode in the morning before going to school while eating my bowl of Fruity Pebbles, but the love I used to have for ol’ Netty seems to be slowly sinking away.

With all the new shows coming out, how can Netty compete? So, before this whole thing comes crashing down, I’d like to send my final goodbye to my first true love.

Dear Netty,

If you’re reading this, I’ve already deleted my account with you and I’m sorry to say I may never watch you again. I like to look back and remember the good times we had together and smile. Like that one time you started buffering right at the exact second that they were about to announce who won the final fight in Rocky.

Gosh, you could always make me laugh, but sadly those are just memories. I can promise you that you haven’t done anything wrong.   

It’s not you, it’s me. I just feel like school has really torn me away from you and I don’t want you to have to go through that kind of pain.

I will miss you. I will never watch any movies on a site as good as you. I know all of this might hurt you now, but eventually you’ll find another user that loves you as much as I do.

You are a strong, brave, and creative site and I want you to remember that no matter what. I wish you all the luck in the world as you and Amazon slowly destroy libraries across the nation.

If you ever feel lonely, there’s a bar in Boston called Falling Stars. You’ll be sure to find someone who has it much worse than you there. Her name is Blockbuster and she also used to date me. You are truly loved Netflix, I hope you know that.

With love,

Adam Lang