Monday, March 05, 2012

Netflix thinks B-horror movie is "just for kids"

This morning my 2 year old was happily watching Yo Gabba Gabba on Netflix using the "Just for Kids" interface on the Wii. The video stream had been periodically pausing and buffering. I went downstairs to change the laundry over (I was literally away for about 3-4 minutes) and when I came back upstairs, my son had grabbed the Wii Remote, and was clicking around, likely trying to fix the paused video stream (he's a good troubleshooter). Surprisingly, he was no longer watching Yo Gabba Gabba, but instead a 1960's B-Horror movie called Doctor Blood's Coffin was in the process of loading up. Luckily, I got there in time and changed it back. I was surprised that Netflix would even make horror movies available via the "Just for Kids" interface on the Wii. What likely happened is that he somehow got into the non-kid-friendly Netflix interface and just randomly clicked on a title. "I can't leave you kids alone for 3 minutes!"

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