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Someone’s been watching ‘A Christmas Prince’ 18 days straight—and Netflix is concerned

'Who hurt you?'

Dec 11, 2017, 8:22 am*

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Christine Friar 

Christine Friar

Ah, the holidays. A nice time to curl up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate, your favorite sweater, and watch… A Christmas Prince 18 times in a row?

Netflix released the new original movie—about a reporter who goes undercover and ends up falling in love with a prince—less than a month ago, and it seems to have a specific, dedicated fanbase. Maybe it’s the Meghan Markle mania that has descended upon us, maybe it’s a bunch of dentist waiting rooms that are just playing the movie on repeat, but according to a tweet the streaming company sent out Sunday evening, 53 of its 109 million users have watched the rom-com every single day for the past 18  days:

“Who hurt you?” the streaming giant wrote.

At first, fans seemed tickled by the tweet, but for a company that’s notoriously private about its metrics and internal numbers, people couldn’t help but pick up on a certain “Big Brothery” vibe to how (and why) it shared the information.

https://twitter.com/treygraham/status/940083894065414144

Writer Amanda Bell tried to get a quote straight from the horse’s mouth late Sunday, asking the company why it was “calling people out like that.”

“I just want to make sure you’re okay,” Netflix replied.

When Bell countered with, “You’re not my mom,” the company fired back with, “Ok sweetie.”

The streaming giant’s Twitter bio currently reads simply “Christmas Prince.”

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*First Published: Dec 11, 2017, 8:17 am