Netflix: Note Up Your Queues

netflix_logo2If your Netflix queue is well over 100 movies, it could take a year or longer before that just-added title arrives in your mailbox. This creates the problem of having to remember the reason you wanted to watch something. How many times have you opened that red envelope only to discover a movie you’ve never heard of and have no interest in seeing? It’s time to put an end to these situations.

Adding an option where you can attach a note to each item in your queue would remind you why you put it there in the first place. When you get that e-mail telling you such-and-such a movie has just been mailed, it will include your note. You could write anything you want in there, such as:

“Don said this was good, call him after and discuss fight sequence.”
—Following up with friends is always a value.

“Movie torturous, hilarious with Rifftrax.”
—Don’t forget about it later when it finally arrives.

“Wife wanted this one.”
—Time to schedule a night in and prepare the snacks.

“Jessica Biel. 1 hour, 3 minutes, 15 seconds.”
—Are you beginning to see the value here?

Hopefully Netflix will add Facebook and Twitter integration soon, too. The notes feature would work well here. I might tweet: “Just added ‘Talk of the Town’ to my #Netflix queue as part of my legal-themed movies marathon.” Please, Netflix, allow us to attach little notes to the movies in our queues. It will make using your service that much more valuable, useful and rewarding.