This Netflix bug teases us with strange movies we’d love to watch.
Bugs are usually a source of frustration rather than entertainment, but we think Netflix had a winner with their recently-fixed summary bug. This bug jumbled Netflix’s descriptions for movies and television shows, creating a plot summary that read like it came from a particularly bizarre parallel universe. Take this summary of Terminator 2: Judgement Day as an example: “A reprogrammed Terminator arrives from the future to protect young John Conner from a relentless, shape-shifting cyborg gumball machine.”
Even if you haven’t seen Terminator 2, you probably know that summary is a little fishy – but you can’t say that you wouldn’t tune in to watch the life-and-death struggle between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Servo. Hollywood, if you’re looking for box office gold…
While the summary bug is sadly no more, you can relive its glory days by checking out the Summary Bug website or following @SummaryBug on Twitter. Though we regret the fact that these oddball movies will never see the light of day, we can only assume that Netflix is already working on parallel universe viewing technology that will give us a peek at the films of an alternate earth. Sure, it could be wishful thinking, but we still want to see Tom Servo’s big Terminator break – which would definitely be worth paying Netflix’s recent price hike.
Source: Summary Bug