Do you sometimes worry that the repeat viewings of your favorite movie is raising eyebrows at Netflix? After all, you watched it once a month last year — with a few other random viewings tossed in. That must have earned you some sort of notoriety, you think.
Actually, not even close.
Netflix reported that its analysis of its customers’ streaming habits last year discovered someone who watched “Bee Movie” 357 times. Or, to put it in other terms, there were only eight days in the year that they didn’t watch it.
The streaming service did not give the name of the user, but it didn’t take long for people to figure out who it was. As soon as the news came out, Gemma Chalmers, who lives in the United Kingdom, started getting calls from friends who were certain it was her.
Unable to convince them otherwise, Chalmers admitted to being the one behind the daily requests for the 2007 animated movie starring Jerry Seinfeld. But, she insisted, it wasn’t for her. It was for her infant son, Jaxson, because it’s the only movie that keeps him from crying.
“He watches the film from the moment he wakes up until he goes to sleep at night,” she said.
Chalmers, 29, added that she’s tried other movies with the youngster, but he keeps coming back to “Bee Movie.”
The movie tells the story of a bee named Barry (voiced by Seinfeld) who attempts to find a career beyond the honey business. Despite Jaxson’s fascination with it, the film earned mixed reviews upon its theatrical release a decade ago.