Film and TV

Netflix Blinked -- Qwikster Is Dead

Art Attack just received a message from Netflix announcing the company's plans to separate its DVD and streaming services have been canceled. We were almost tempted into doing a little happy dance in our seat, but decided against it. Netflix spent the summer, it seems, finding new ways to piss off what had been very content customers, so they're still on our shit list.

While we appreciate the company dumping Qwikster, we read between the lines in their note.

Quote: "It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs."

Translation: We fucked up. Again.

Quote: "This means no change: one website, one account, one other words, no Qwikster."

Translation: In other words, the jackass that thought up Qwikster is fired.

Quote: "While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes."

Translation: The price hike we did in July gives us enough extra money so we won't have to bother you anymore ... for a while.

Quote: "We value you as a member, and we are committed to making Netflix the best place to get your movies & TV shows."

Translation: We lost a million customers over the summer and we can't afford to lose any more.

So, no Qwikster (by the way, does anyone else think that name was bogus?). Netflix, as we've known it, will remain intact -- for now. With no price hikes -- for now.

Guess what Netflix? You're still on our shit list -- for now.

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Olivia Flores Alvarez