(The “classics” section includes Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with a few older Westerns scattered throughout.) That’s good news if you just want to catch up on all the movies you’ve been meaning to see from the last few decades — you can watch The Social Network, Avengers: Infinity War, The Matrix, or Inception on Netflix right now — but less great if you’re exploring film history.
Best for: Pretty much everyone: families, bored people, anyone who wants to get in on the Netflix original conversations, fans of bingeable TV shows, and movie lovers.
And, hey, if you just want to watch reruns of what’s on TV right now, Hulu is the best place for that, too, considering it’s got next-day reruns of most ABC, NBC, and Fox shows, along with several other series that don’t air on those networks.
So a second wave of government supports must extend the emergency lifeline for the economy beyond September.
The list is long: JobKeeper ends, the doubling of unemployment benefits through JobSeeker stops, the pause in payments on half a million mortgages runs out, the rental eviction ban is lifted, government loan guarantees for small businesses pull back, and the clock runs out on extra wage subsidies for apprentices.
Or, to put that another way, if you want to know what will happen with JobKeeper, keep watching the virus numbers in Melbourne.
But the recession is changing shape fast, so the nature, timing and dollars of government support needs to change fast too.
So whatever happens, we shouldn’t be scared of spending more money if that’s needed to get unemployment back down.
The mistake the world made after the GFC was pulling back government support too soon.