Back Talk,As a conservative minded individual, I could not disagree with
you more. The Government needs to stay out of my personal life not intrude
more. I don't need the govenment to force the movie industry to allow me
to filter out objectionable content. If I don't want to see that content I
simply do not watch that particular show. This seems incredibly simple to me.
If I watch a show on Netflix and something objectionable starts I have the
ability to TURN IT OFF and so do you.
There are hundreds and hundreds of hours of quality Netflix programming that
you've never seen that is compelling and family friendly. You're
focusing on a tiny percentage of programming (new Netflix content) instead of
actually taking the time to explore.(And it's funny that the
PTC is continuing to support services that continue to lose in court, like
I'm not sure I understand the logic here - as always, parents are in charge
of what media is allowed in their home. Last I checked everyone who subscribes
to Netflix is free to cancel if they don't like what's offered.We haven't had any kind of subscription TV service (or broadcast)
for more years than I can remember.
We generally enjoy Netflix, and their content is widely varied. On
the one hand is the grownup content, like "Sense8" and Orange is the New
Black" and other complex and extremely well made shows with very adult
storylines and content. But we've also thoroughly enjoyed the
delightful "Anne with an E," and very family friendly fare like "One
Day at a Time" and "Kim's Convenience" and a slew of BBC shows
like "Doc Martin" and the silly "Boarderline."The
problem is not that Netflix has no family friendly shows. The
problem is that Netflix offers entertainment that the religious activists who
want to control others don't like. Netflix has more than
enough options for everyone. Watch what you like. Ignore what you don't
like. I have less than zero interest in watching their hit "Full
House" remake - but I absolutely do not care if they make it, if they show
it, or if all of my neighbors watch it. Meanwhile, flip over to
Amazon and watch the old "Laugh In." Four decades ago religious
conservatives were in a twist about that.
I have already cancelled my subscription to Netflix a year ago when I read of a
cartoon show they were producing aimed at preteens with sexual content. I have
precious grand children that I hope won’t be exposed to such trash and
dirt. I won’t give Netflix another dime.I’ve moved on to
British subscriptions. They have better content, better acting and much better
They are a business, selling what sells. They do provide the
ability to group your family of watchers and the ability to limit what goes into
the group. Use the provided tools, and do followup monitoring. Quit
blindly trusting -- things change. Is your password really reasonably secure?
You are aware that "R" no longer means what it did 20 years ago,
right? Never fall for that "Don't you trust me?"
thing. Double signatures, inventories, audits, present witness, reporting
back/checking in, and locks are all normal sensible processes in use that are
not accusing anybody of anything -- it's all about protecting those
It would be nice if they would let you search by Rating and by Spoken Language.
I enjoy foreign language shows sometimes but I'm not always in the mood to
read a whole movie.
impartialI guess that advice only applies to certain people. To some
people if something offends them, they do not follow this advice, they censor it
off youtube or beat up the offender.
The PTC is a religious based organization trying to force their moral code on
everyone else. PTC even sued the WWF for being too violent and too sexual. They
lost and had to pay the WWF 3.5 million. Don't like a book, don't read
it, but don't burn it so no one else can read it. Think fake wrestling is
too violent, fine-don't watch it, but don't try to force them to
change their rules. The real world has always been a gritty place. Stop
trying to sanitize everything that you may not like.
I would like to see the Feds and/or Supreme Court support filtering services
like Vid Angel or by requiring them to put out an "airline" version for
every uncut version. Hollywood continues to force bad social change upon
everyone through their movies and the public needs to take back control of this
material. If all a person sees is American movies, it would appear
that Americans cant even speak a single sentence without saying the F word. It
is gutter talk and disgusting. If you hear it enough it will creep into your
mind as an option to use.Filtering let viewers select what is
filtered out. We need support for this legal action.
It has become very hard for me to find shows on Netflix that are not mature or R
rated movies and shows. Even so called 'family shows' can be very
immoral. I'm considering cancelling my subscription. I wonder if Hulu is
While I agree that some of the content created or distributed by Netflix is
incredibly inappropriate, this makes them no different than nearly every other
source of content. I do appreciate the ability to use parental controls. While I
would never allow uncontrolled access to Netflix for my children, with those
controls in place I find it to be a reasonable service. I still don't
everything on Netflix and we tell our kids not to watch several of the shows
Netflix allows them to watch because we don't like the content. At that
point (like it always has been) it is our job as parents to take charge of what
our children consume. We cannot insist Netflix do this for us. While we can tell
them how we feel about improper content, it is absolutely their right to provide
it to those who want it - barring dramatic changes to current laws.In the
end, I get what the guy is saying, but parents have to be parents. Letting
Netflix be the parent would be just as bad as letting the cable-subscription be
I'm not cancelling my Netflix account ... because I've never had one.
Netflix and cable TV have never been enticing to me and my family. Turn it off
for a month and see if you miss it. The lack of family friendly content is just
another reason on the pile not to pay for such services.
I have a Netflix account. I remember my granddaughter telling me how much she
enjoyed the movie "Co Co". She is 12 and I see her often. I did watch
"Co Co" 3 times. I have heard a rummer, probably started by my son,
that Disney is going to start a pay"Netflix "- type station. I
would think this should be successful if the old favorite movies and shows I
enjoyed in my youth, had a large place in the Disney Roku line-up. Alas, even
Disney has its fingers in movies and other entertainment, that is not for
family friendly audiences. I agree with Inkmom, parents or grandparents or
extended family members need to sit down and watch what the kids are watching.
I don't trust the rating system anymore or recommendations, except from my
I issue my strongest possible condemnation to Netflix for this action. The
irrefutable fact is that it hurts families. It has become clear that
the modern entertainment industry has an agenda of promoting violence and wanton
sexuality. Indeed, the content described in this article is proof positive that
this is so. What is so disappointing is that Netflix is furthering this agenda,
while pretending to be family friendly. It is time for Netflix to
learn that families will not tolerate this duplicity. I urge a general boycott
until Netflix reforms itself.
It's well worth pondering what the impetus could be for a company like
Netflix to produce and broadcast what they do. Do they really not understand the
corrosive social effects of rejecting traditional values? Or do they, and
they're doing it anyway?
This service is a private subscription based service. If the service does not
meet your expectations you are free to cancel at any time.
If it's any consolation, its non-family-friendly content is also pretty
Once again some angry group wants to put the onus of parenthood on an
entertainment company. Its seems like every day some group with family in their
name wants the world to stop for them so they can whine about a product which
doesnt meet their ridiculous standards. This opinion was truly
pathetic. Dont like netflix? Dont use them. Think you know
what your idea of 'families' want? Start your own business if you are
Netflix is nasty! A lot of their new shows are rated R if not worse.They think they can make anything they want. I watched a new director giggle
while he outlined all of the garbage they put in their series that would never
be allowed on tv.Don't watch any of their nonsense. Rise above
it.Go climb a mountain and turn their junk off.
Do they know there is a Netflix Kids? Or you know, be a parent and take an
active role in your kids life instead of plopping them down and expecting
Netflix to raise them.
After getting my first Roku and Netflix account nearly 10 years ago, I cancelled
cable during the middle of summer vacation. There was simply nothing left of
any value to watch. It was 3 weeks before any in a family of 6 even noticed.I'm very close to cancelling Netflix for the same reasons. 10
years ago Netflix was new and I could overlook their pathetic parental controls.
It was not hard to find somewhat valuable entertainment and the price was low.
Now the service is more expensive and I struggle to find anything of value to
watch. So much content is garbage and the ability to screen the worst of it is
still pathetic. Netflix execs seem to think rather than a broad array of
interesting but non-offensive shows, 'family' entertainment merely
means boring formula shows filmed in the basements of evangelical churches.I cancelled once Netflix; I will do it again.
I don't believe I ever thought I could just had the Netflix code over to my
children and let them watch what they may. It's like YouTube... you might
have to be the parent and monitor what your children are watching. PS. Cable TV was never family friendly either... I remember multiple channels
I wasn't supposed to watch (MTV & Nickelodeon being two of them).
Somehow I still managed to know about all the latest music videos, LOL!
I agree with the author, try finding a drama offering on Netflix that does not
contain a rape scene. The series 'Godless' has a rape scene in each of
the first 3 episodes, the scene in episode 1 being right at the beginning.
Evidently Netflix believes this is the 'hook' needed to keep a viewer