Netflix is switching MIND-BENDING television for MIND-NUMBING… Reality TV takeover starting tomorrow!

I was surprised to see this exclusive article posted on The Decider earlier today.

This morning brought the confirmation that this month the BBC contract with Netflix is out of date, and most of their shows are about to be removed. Some of the most provocative and obscenely overlooked programs like Luther and Fawlty Towers are caught in the shuffle… yes Doctor Who too, but I was never a huge nut.

The Hard Reality

According to the Decider article, Netflix is trying to make up for this loss by adding a special collection of A&E Network shows and classic Lifetime movies…

By collections they mean a hand picked bunch of episodes (similar to what they did with Pee Wee’s Playhouse) instead of full seasons. I get it though, A&E needs the money. After all, they’re no TLC. The only light at the end of the tunnel that I’m seeing is some of these Lifetime original movies have big-name actors… in a shitty day-time drama. So there’s that.


A Better Way To Think About It

I’m trying to keep optimistic, mainly because I love Netflix and don’t think they’d hurt me like this unless there was good reason.

I think they’re adding all this garbage to encourage you to watch some of these BBC titles before they disappear. The A&E acts as filler to make us (the user) go, “Who wants to watch Dance Moms? What’s this Luther business? Oh! It’s British. I’ll give that a go, FISH AND CHIPS!”

So take a list at the BBC titles and put them into your maybe pile.

A Complete List Of Titles coming Tomorrow:

Reality TV Collections
American Pickers: Collection
American Restoration: Collection
Ancient Aliens: Collection
Counting Cars: Collection
Dance Moms: Collection
Duck Dynasty: Collection
Gangland: Collection
Hoarders: Collection
Ice Road Truckers: Collection
Intervention: Collection
Modern Marvels: Collection
Pawn Stars: Collection
Storage Wars: Collection
Swamp People: Collection
The First 48: Collection
The Universe: Collection
Top Shot: Collection
Wahlburgers: Season 1

Lifetime Movies and Other Full Series Additions
A Killer Among US
Abducted: The Carlina White Story
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy
America Unearthed: Season 1
America: The Story of Us
Americas Book Of Secrets: Season 1
Americas Book Of Secrets: Season 2
And Baby Will Fall
Beyond Scared Straight!: Season 4
Beyond Scared Straight!: Season 5
Big Rig Bounty Hunters
Double Divas: Season 1
Double Wedding (2010)
Fatal Honeymoon
Gangsters Amer Most Evil: Season 1
Gangsters Amer Most Evil: Season 2
History’s Mysteries: Secret Societies
How Sex Changed the World: Season 1
How the States got their Shapes: Season 1
How the States got their Shapes: Season 2
Iris Johansen’s The Killing Game
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Jodi Picoult’s Salem Falls
Liz & Dick
Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story
Mankind: Decoded
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Matters of Life & Dating
Men Who Built America
Mountain Men: Season 1
Mountain Men: Season 2
Obsessed: Season 1
Obsessed: Season 2
Preacher’s Daughters: Season 1
Restless Virgins
Reviving Ophelia
Ring of Fire
Secrets in the Walls
Secrets of Eden
She Made Them Do It
Shipping Wars: Season 1
Shipping Wars: Season 2
Shipping Wars: Season 3
Stan Lee’s Superhumans: Season 1
Stan Lee’s Superhumans: Season 2
Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
The Bling Ring
The Eleventh Victim
The Kennedys
The Killer Speaks
The Murder of Princess Diana
The Pregnancy Project
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
Twist of Faith
Ultimate Guide to the Presidents
Vietnam in HD
William & Kate