​Some LAD Has Watched 'Bee Movie' 357 Times In 2017

After watching about 10 episodes of a show in one day, the Netflix Binge Guilt (NBG) starts to kick in and you figure you should probably have shower to rinse of the shame and venture outside to meet real people. Or at least get up and order some take away.

Sometimes you might even make it to a full day of binging before NBG rears its ugly head, or even a whole weekend. But the point is, it eventually kicks in and you're forced to get back to socialising, washing, cooking, cleaning and general real-life stuff.

Not for this Netflix-binging LAD, who took things to an entirely new level. Surprisingly, though, this viewer didn't go for the likes of Breaking Bad, Narcos, Mad Men or even Gilmore Girls... Nah, this hero amongst men went for Bee Movie, the 2007 animated film from DreamWorks.

Credit: Bee Movie / DreamWorks

In its 2017 Year in Review, Netflix revealed that one anonymous UK user had watched Bee Movie a grand total of 357 times this year - scarily close to once a day. That's also the equivalent of 23.5 days of non-stop streaming.

For the uninitiated, Bee Movie is about Barry the Bee (voiced by Jerry Seinfeld) a disillusioned honey bee that gets fed up working at the hive and decides to bugger off, and starts hanging out with Vanessa (Renee Zellweger), a florist in New York City. After she explains that people sell and eat honey, Barry then decides to sue the human race - as you do.

You can see the charm in the simple story of bee-meets-girl, which was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards, but 357 times?! That's a total shocker given that Netflix also discovered that the average UK member only watched around 60 films on the site in 2017.


The review also revealed that subscribers around the world collectively viewed over 140 million hours of Netflix a day this year - which amounts to over a billion hours a week - and that Greenleaf was the most 'devoured' show (meaning it was watched for over two hours a day), followed by spoof crime drama American Vandal.

I mean, most of us binge-watched the entire second season of Stranger Things within the first day of it dropping on Netflix - and then as withdrawal set in many people even went back to re-watch the first season. So we kind of get it... Kind of.

Featured Image Credit: Bee Movie / DreamWorks

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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