With the demise of physical disc based media continuing to march onwards, like many people I subscribe to Netflix. Unfortunately anyone who has a UK Netflix account will know that if you are able to browse the US site you will see that our version is something of a barren wasteland of content compared to our friends across the pond.
Help is at hand via a plugin for Firefox and Google Chrome called Media Hint. Media Hint will allow you to browse (and more importantly, play) content from a number of US sites without having to mess around with proxy servers. How did I find out about this? From one of the greatest memes doing the rounds right now. Actual Advice Mallard.
Just install, go to the US Netflix site and login with your regular credentials. Then enjoy never leaving your house again!