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Young Muthana Sweis thought it would be funny to send a random Tweet to Netflix, asking the streaming service to take him to prom. Obviously, because this makes no sense, he never expected that he’d get 1,000 retweets and have his invitation accepted. Though, because unlike Mila Kunis or Dwayne Wade, Netflix isn’t a human being, it couldn’t actually accompany Sweis to prom. This fact, however, didn't prevent the company from still making the night pretty special. As the video below shows, they let him pick out movie themed prom gear (a 007 tuxedo, a Grease-themed car and driver) and took his party to the dance in style. Netflix also let he and his friends browse movies indecisively for hours ... Discuss

 

According to this report from acclaimed news agency The Onion, Netflix is finally releasing a new payment plan that utilizes their most popular feature: browsing endlessly without actually watching anything. As the story indicates, now you can finally just scroll their library of titles and update your que with movies you’ll never end up watching for just $5 a month ... Discuss

 

If you’ve been carefully holding out from encountering online spoilers so you can watch the final episodes of Breaking Bad on Netflix, than we’ve got good news: The wait is almost over. The series finale and last eight episodes of the acclaimed series, which aired on AMC in September, are coming to the streaming provider on Feb. 24. Since you’ve held out this long without having the ending ruined for you, than from here until the end of February, you’ll probably want to play it safe, and just stay off the Internet. The safest course of action is to probably go off the grid in a remote cabin in snowy New Hampshire for awhile, before remerging to society just in time to binge watch the end of your favorite show ... Discuss

 

As you may have probably heard, because of expiring licensing deals, Netflix removed more than 90 movies from its streaming library yesterday. Sure, you may no longer be able to instantly watch classics like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, but Netflix is also adding about 50 movies this month—including a handful of notable ones that may make it to your que instead. Amelie, Scrooged, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Grapes of Wrath, Big Trouble in Little China, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Good Burger (FINALLY!) are among the new titles that are available to stream starting this month ... Discuss

 

This is great news! According to a new, unbiased, groundbreaking, totally-scientific study by a research firm called—get this—Netflix, binge watching your favorite TV shows for hours on end can actually be healthy! From the study:

According to a recent survey among 1,000 US Internet users conducted by Netflix, Inc. more than 50% of respondents were willing to exercise while binge watching instead of slouching on the couch … In the same survey, nearly half (45%) of respondents agreed they would be more motivated to exercise if they had access to their favorite TV shows on-demand and commercial free while working out.

Even “celebrity fitness expert and New York Times bestselling author” Harley Pasternak agrees! “I call it the Netflix fitness effect. My clients [like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Kanye West] have been working out with Netflix for years … Whether you’re watching at home doing resistance exercises or taking your tablet or phone to the gym, Netflix gives people an extra reason to sweat.” See, watching nine consecutive hours of Breaking Bad is basically like running a marathon. So what are you waiting for? Start your 2014 with a resolution to finally get in shape, and update your que with the latest season of New Girl. It’s time to get healthy America! ... Discuss