By Diane Ako
I saw Meet Joe Black for the first time. It is on Netflix. In it, Brad Pitt plays Death.
At the end of the movie, I told Claus, "I think you're more handsome than Brad Pitt." I'm in love with my husband. "I pick you over Brad Pitt any day."
He laughed, "Oh, great. You chose me over Death. Thanks."
And then he pointed out he's Death's janitor.
Because you watched...
Ever notice how Netflix tries to predict your preferences and suggest more movies? We usually look at thrillers, action films, and comedies. The one - ONE- time we watched a musical, it was The Big Gay Musical, and Claus wanted to kill me.
He thinks it's bad enough to have to look at people bursting out unrealistically into song every third minute. I, however, like some musicals and I love the gays.
He wishes he could forget. But Netflix remembers.
I was trying to research the work of actress Marcia Gay Harden. I typed in her name in the search bar. Two of her movies came up, and the query Did you mean Gay Movies? followed by (in Claus' words) 100 gay movies.
Claus looked at it and shook his head. "Even this machine knows you too well," he complained, and moved to commandeer the selection process. We probably watched, like, Seal Team 6 that night.