I write this with a heavy heart: I’ve been watching some weird shit on Netflix lately. I’ve got a lot of time on my hands and rewatching The Office for the 4th time is simply not good enough. But does your Netflix queue indicate anything about your personality?
The two things I’ve watched on Netflix in the past few days were Bonding and the Ted Bundy movie with Troy Bolton playing the lead character. If my Netflix queue indicated what type of person I am, I should be into BDSM and getting dominated by a dominatrix and killing pretty girls.
I can’t really explain why I watched Bonding, maybe I was curious ever since I watched Rihanna’s “S&M” music video. I was 15 and singing along to the chorus of “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but chains and whips excite me.” Absolutely bananas that this was allowed on MTV and pop radio.
Now that I’m remembering, that whole album really had me feeling some type of way. That reminds me of the time I downloaded the explicit version of Enrique Iglesias’ song called “Tonight.” The radio edit said, “tonight, I’m lovin’ you.” I downloaded the version that said, “tonight, I’m fuckin’ you.”
My excuse was that I didn’t like censorship and wanted the original version. I played the song on the aux while my mom was in the car and she was none too pleased with me. I still get shit for this to this day.
Anyway, back to the original point. Why do we watch shit that we can’t relate to? Maybe that’s exactly why. We watch shit about serial killers and criminals because we can’t comprehend how someone could actually do these deeds. That’s some deep shit from tomfoolery on a Thursday.
-tomfoolery was here