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Netflix Hosts Extreme Movie-Watching Competition

Don't even read this if you only like to watch a movie or TV show once and then move on! Netflix is launching a competition for the world champion in movie-watching endurance.

Their couch potato contest will take place in NYC's Times Square from October 2-7 and will pit eight people against each other - in front of a giant movie screen - to break the world record of 120 hours and 23 minutes (the current world record).

The eight contestants get to sit in a plexi-glass living room while being served gourmet popcorn (sounds like my kind of night! er, week), and can stretch and move as long as they keep watching. What I really want to know is, what are they watching? A John Hughes marathon I could deal with, but not the Look Who's Talking franchise.


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London-Lila London-Lila 8 years
That just sounds like being trapped on a never ending flight with nothing to do but watch movies. Not fun.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Oh my gosh! I love watching movies, but I take it so seriously that I need to keep my focus to follow every nuance of them. If I can't refuel, like sleep or eat, then my mind wanders. It's like studying for cram sessions!
misogi misogi 8 years
Do they get time to sleep?
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
I'd do it if I could pick my movies. I could easily watch my entire DVD library, plus some new releases I don't own. :)
shafiii shafiii 8 years
i would do it, hahah! i think it really depends on the movies being shown, but i've been known to take interest in any movie bad or good. i think it would be a really interesting experience!
lovelylei lovelylei 8 years
wow i'd never last more than 3 hours.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
I'd probably do this. Lmao.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
10 minute breaks between every movie.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
oh i should so be participating in this!!! i can watch movies nonstop. and i could watch kill that time just by watching clueless over and over. gotta love that movie! and bring it on. and brown sugar. and love and basketball. and talledega nights. and coming to america. and, well, you get the point!!!
looseseal looseseal 8 years
Five days and 23 minutes? They have a record for this? I love vegging out in front of the tube, but that'd be too much even for me. Do they get to sleep? I'd guess not. They do get bathroom breaks, at least, right?
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
Eww, a diet of soda and popcorn for a week? Maybe if they throw in some real food, I would be there!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
this is nuts! i could go maybe two days. but not a full week!
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
How do you sign up for this???!!!
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