The signs point west

I decided to take advantage of a 30-day free trial on NetFlix today in a quest to rent the movie Stone of Destiny, after learning of the conspiracy surrounding the stone over which Scottish Kings were traditionally crowned and being a fan of Scottish history and all. OK, my true desire may be based on the fact that Robert Carlyle [swoon!] is in the movie.

After signing up, however, I learned that the movie is not yet available in America. (What? America is the greatest country in the whole wide world. Why does Britain and Canada get it, but we don’t?! I’m totally writing to my congressman over this one!) Blah blah blah…

Relatedly (is that a word?), for nearly a month I’ve been hearing friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances mention The West Wing in casual conversation. Having only seen – at most – half a dozen episodes I’m generally at a loss for the references. And this seems to be happening more and more. In fact, in less than a week two different people referred to the same scene from episode #32!

Seeing as I couldn’t get Stone of Destiny, I started to browse the selection of available titles. And that’s when I stumbled upon the fact that you can rent television series and watch the entire show season-by-season. So, I’ve ordered Season 1 of The West Wing and expect that I will begin watching over the weekend – if the delivery times they state are accurate.

My goal is to watch the entire series before the 30-day trial is over so that I can cancel the subscription before I get charged. Then, since I won’t have to pay $9 a month for NetFlix, I will feel better about having to pay nearly $11 to buy Stone of Destiny. And really, it can’t hurt to have a bit of Robert Carlyle in my movie collection. I’ll keep him next to my John Hannah movies…

3 Replies to “The signs point west”

  1. Let me know when you get the movie. The stone of destiny has interested me for several years.
    And, enjoy West Wing. I missed some of the earlier episodes, but really enjoyed those later ones that I got to watch.

  2. I’ll certainly let you know when the movie gets here. The West Wing should be in the post today, which is great timing since Friday night television is generally rubbish. It will be a busy TV weekend between that and EastEnders (I’m behind again!) and the new Doctor Who. I think I’ll need extra popcorn to get through it all!

  3. Oh! I wonder if you have seen the EastEnders I watched in Scotland?! And I can’t say anything in case you haven’t…what to do…what to do.

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