Who doesn't love Netflix?
The company started way back in 1997 as a DVD sales and rental company, and expanded into streaming ten years later. However, it's only the last four years of its 20-year history that it's started to take over the world - or at least our social lives.
Since its expansion into its own original film and TV production, it's become an increasingly major player in both markets, delivering a number of today's biggest TV shows and earning Oscar buzz as well. It has almost 100m subscribers worldwide, which is pretty insane when you think about it, and it's changing the nature of the TV (and now movie) industry.
All of this, and it only costs £5.99 per month in the U.K., or $8 in the U.S. (for the basic package, anyway). It's a sweet deal, and easy to see why people love it. But it's not as perfect as those subscriber numbers, Emmy awards, and global praise indicate. Far from it, even.
While it is great as far as streaming services go, there are also a number of cracks in it that prevent it from being as good as it could and should be, ranging from the mildly inconvenient to the genuinely problematic.