By Kendall Howze and Jackie Lyons
WHAT HAPPENED TO MY FAVORITE SHOW ON NETFLIX? It is gone, like many other beloved shows and movies. Netflix is constantly changing. Every month, the popular streaming company adds and removes pieces of its content. The Netflix update website, https://netflixupdate.com, produces a list of updates for the upcoming month. While it’s great that Netflix keeps its customers informed, there is nothing worse than being in the middle of a series and having it disappear from Netflix before you figure out whether or not the girl realizes her best friend is in love with her.
Okay, well, “nothing” is a stretch, but do you know how upsetting it is when you are halfway through the third season of Psych and then it’s taken off Netflix. How are you supposed to catch up? How are you supposed to know if Ross gets back together with Rachel? Tragic.
We would like to pay tribute to a couple of the shows leaving Netflix that, over the years, have graced us with quite a few laughs, a fair amount of suspense, or, at the very least, something to do on your Friday afternoon after you’ve canceled your plans.
One Tree Hill has been a staple of teen binge watching for years. It has captured audiences with its complex characters, exciting storylines, and its ever so catchy theme song. Unfortunately for fans, One Tree Hill has been removed from Netflix as of October 1st. Senior Gopika Gopinath reported that she was “shocked, disappointed, [and] crying [herself] to sleep,” when she found out the news. In the small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, half brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott must find their way through life and love with the help of their friends. One Tree Hill isn’t on Hulu or Amazon Prime. The only solution for people who are currently watching the show is to buy all 9 seasons on DVD for nearly $150, which is a huge inconvenience especially to teenagers who don’t have that kind of money to spend on a TV show. So, One Tree Hill fans, cherish your last moments you have with your favorite dysfunctional teenagers by listening to “I Don’t Wanna Be” and scrolling through pictures of early 2000s Chad Michael Murray.
While Netflix is continuing to add great new movies, shows you already love are still leaving. Now that your favorite show/movie has been taken from Netflix, what are you supposed to do? An alternate choice is to use Hulu, which works the same way Netflix does, allowing customers to watch various television series and movies. Hulu, however, offers more television shows than movies. Glenelg Junior Cameron Denny uses both Netflix and Hulu. While he enjoys Netflix, he believes that Hulu “has a wider variety of shows” than Netflix. What does that mean for people who religiously use Netflix? You can still use Netflix, but as Netflix gets rid of your favorite shows, Hulu may be a beneficial investment.