A Netflix account is the best $8.99 you'll spend all month. One secret word can then give your friends and loved ones access to hours of entertainment, and finally something you guys can talk about to each other.
Because a password to a streaming service is a sacred code, some people are desperate, begging distant acquaintances for access. Groveling doesn't look good on anybody.
1. "Son's college roommate" is too many degrees of separation.