Netflix, perhaps because it has been revealed they are millions of dollars in debt, has finally gotten right with the lord. Yes, it’s what you’re thinking. Carol, the 2015 Oscar-snubbed masterpiece, is slated to make its debut on the streaming site come September 20th.
Whereas before you could watch a somewhat grainy version of Carol at any time and for any occasion on a website with pop-ups ranging from medium to very inappropriate on your laptop, in three week’s time you will be able to watch Carol, clear as day, at any time and for any occasion on your laptop or Netflix compatible device!!! (I’m choosing to ignore the fact that Carol has been available on DVD for many months and I appreciate you doing the same!) Think about it: any time, anywhere. Alternatively: every time, everywhere…?
Which is why I’m proposing a Carol Blackout on September 20th, 2017 for a full 24-hour stream. However you want to do it – alone, with friends, with everyone you’ve matched with on Tinder and invited over, virtually with coworkers, riding the bus – this is your time. This is our time. The world is on fire – for one entire day, together, let’s stop fanning the flames with Carol and Therese.
Here’s some food and drink to get you through the day.
Warm up with some hot peppermint mocha
You’re starved, have some poached eggs and greens
Or if you barely even know what you want for lunch just snack on some spinach artichoke dip
Have a dry martini with an olive because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere am I right everybody
Have some tomato soup while not thinking about Richard all day
Cool off or steam things up with some mint juleps
Stay alert with a regular ass coffee because at least it’s hot
Feel safe with a sandwich
Fling into space with some Waterloo braised endives
Then have a Waterloo Sunset Cocktail
And then you should have some breakfast hash
And then maybe in the evening you’d like some tea? I’d understand if you don’t.
It’s a Rosh Hashanah miracle! Yes, it will be a sweet year.
What do you do on Sundays?
Nothing in particular. What do you do?
Nothing lately.Maybe you would like to come visit me sometime? Like, September 20th?
Would you like to come visit me, then?
“Hey boss, I need to take Sept 20th off.”
“‘Carol’ comes out on Netflix.”
“A very special movie that ended with me kissing a girl on my couch, but anyway.”
“Wait, do you have this movie on DVD?”
“Why do you need the day off to watch a movie on Netflix when you have it on DVD?”
Amen. Me too sister, me too.
Protip: The GIF gets 200x better when you imagine Carol without pants (or shapeless grey 1950s midi skirt) on.
(Yes, I am a 14-year-old boy.)
Jesus Christ, Rous.
I don’t know what I like better, this comment, or you berating yourself 30 minutes later
Surely we’re all calling in sick and eating creamed spinach all day…
Does anyone else tho just kind of feel that Carol’s breath would be bad?
Hoping there will be an open thread here on Sept 20th for the occasion?
I do have Carol on DVD, but I am also very lazy when it comes to actually putting a DVD in the DVD player. So the number of times I will watch Carol will probably improve significantly.
In preparation for this historic day, I’ll be training my body by only eating crustless watercress sandwiches
Me anytime Erin posts anything
Amazing. Also, September 20th is the perfect day for this because my birthday is on the 19th and my girlfriend’s is the 21st. (Plus, she’s never seen Carol- a viewing party might be in order)
Did it bother anyone else that, in the car scene, Therese asks if Carol’s hungry, and Carol responds with an “I’m famished!” or “starved!” or something, and then Therese gives her the half eaten crust of an old sandwich? WHAT?
Anyway. I see what you did there with the mint juleps, Erin.
I didn’t notice that! I knew watching Carol 83024084203 times wasn’t enough!
Why would you do that to us?
Ah ha. September 20 is the day I find out how much gin I can drink in one sitting. I’ve put it on my calendar.
This is all v exciting, BUT Carol has been avail on Amazon for a while. Bought it, downloaded to my phone for offline viewing (key) and have watched it on every flight I’ve been on since.
Such a great username
i mean, i have the DVD plus i’ve owned it streaming on Amazon for an age, and I’m STILL excited it’s on netflix.
Carol is the greatest holiday movie of all time
CONFESSION: I’VE NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN CAROL.
I’ve seen bits and pieces from youtube videos but not the actual movie…
Judging from that the legitimacy of that food and drink list it sounds like maybe I should…