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Guide to online TV: Netflix vs Neon vs Lightbox

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones.

 

Miss FQ reviewed the options, just to make things a lil’ easier for you. You’re welcome.

It’s hard enough to know which show to binge-watch next, let alone where to stream. With Netflix, Neon and Lightbox all coming to the online TV party. Let’s have a look at what is on offer.

Lightbox:

What it calls itself:  Lightbox is a New Zealand streaming TV service that lets you watch as much TV as you like, ad-free.

Price: After a free 30-day trial, Lightbox is $12.99 every month.

Shows worth signing up for:

Transparent – this comedy-drama series follows the lives of a dysfunctional LA family. It’s had rave reviews and won a Golden Globe last year. ‘Nuff said.

The Inbetweeners – if you enjoyed the likes of Skins and Misfits you’ll be all over this show; British comedy at its funniest.

Doctor Who – does this cult show really need an explanation? Hooked.

Sherlock – as above.

Girls.

Girls.

 

Neon:

What it calls itself: Neon is a subscription video on demand service available to purchase. It offers a variety of movies and TV shows for streaming over the Internet.

Price: After a free 30-day trial, Neon is $20 every month.

Shows worth signing up for:

Game of Thrones – uh hello!

The Carrie Diaries – it’s pre Sex and the City, before SATC was even SATC. Need we say more? Well we’re going to… AnnaSophia Robb plays Carrie Bradshaw and she’s simply amazing and Austin Butler plays the love interest. He’s a babe. Watch it for him if nothing else.

Girls – Lena Dunham is the voice of our generation. This show is the modern-day Sex and the City. Do we sense a theme here, Neon?

Movies worth signing up for:

Something Borrowed – can’t beat a Kate Hudson chick-flick.

Into the Blue – we always thought Paul Walker and Jessica Alba would make a super cool couple.

New Year’s Eve – one of those movies that haseveryonein them and all the storylines weave together to make sense in the end. Love.

Valentine’s Day – as above.

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 1 & 2 – these stories set the benchmark for friendships.

The Notebook – we’d sign up just for this alone.

P.S. I Love You – chick flick.

Music and Lyrics – chick flick.

Sliding Doors – chick flick.

Orange is the new Black.

Orange is the new Black.

 

Netflix

What it calls itself: Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network where members enjoy TV shows and movies as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen without commercials.

Price: After a free 30-day trial, Netflix is $9.99 every month in standard definition where you can watch on one screen at a time; $12.99 in high definition where you can watch on two screens at a time; or $15.99 in ultra definition where you can watch on up to four screens at a time.

Shows worth signing up for:

Mad Men – the fashion, the affairs: it’s all so addictive! Oh, and Don Draper, duh.

Orange is the New Black – we’re ADDICTED. Just watch it, okay?

Gossip Girl – Blair Waldorf is our Queen B forever and always.

American Horror Story – one of those shows that everyone talks about, that’s probably on your ‘To Watch’ list, so now you can. Religiously.

Nashville – Hayden Panettiere though.

Pretty Little Liars

How I Met Your Mother

Broadchurch – everyone is obsessed with this show. Even your boyfriend’s cousin’s best friend’s aunt wants to know who did it!

Movies worth signing up for:

Friends with Benefits – the titles says it all. Chick flick.

No Strings Attached – as above.

10 Things I Hate About You – a classic. ‘Nuff said.

Mean Girls – no words needed.

Easy A – Emma Stone is our spirit animal.

John Tucker Must Die – we will always love this film.

13 Going on 30

She’s the Man

Bring It On

Crazy, Stupid, Love – The Gos.

A Cinderella Story – Hilary Duff in her heyday!

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