Some of us are very goal-oriented when it comes to our bingeing schedules; series with an overabundance of episodes can really get in the way. What if you're trying to pull off the superhuman task of watching every Gilmore Girls episode before the revival, broken into an efficient schedule? Or you're a Law & Order completist?
We propose a calendar-calculator hybrid that allows users to select the show they're trying to watch in full, how many hours they're willing to commit per day, and an algorithm that spits back how long it will take. Because sometimes sticking to a schedule is the motivation you need.
A tragic loss from the DVD era was special features -- most notably, the commentary tracks that directors, actors, writers, and various people associated with production would record. Why can't Netflix offer these as optional add-ons? Those of us who no longer own DVD players have few options for hearing reflections from our favorite writers, actors, and directors alongside their work, and we wouldn't want all their fun trivia to be a casualty of history.
Rentals at an extra fee
Not every title available to rent from Netflix's old-school DVD library is available to stream. Believe it or not, we'd be willing to pay an extra fee to stream them -- either as a rental or a purchase -- as iTunes and Amazon allow us to. Streaming permissions can be complicated, but clearly somebody else has figured it out.