Because of Microsoft, Netflix hasn't officially supported Linux. For a while the best workaround I've found was to install TinyXP in Virtualbox and use Netflix in that. But booting up a while other operating system in a VM is a pain in the rear, and even running XP still takes up memory and CPU usage. Of course I tried running Silverlight(the M$ plugin used by Netflix) in Firefox in Wine, but I could never get that to work.
Apparently, someone now has.
To try it out, go to http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-run-ne ... -tutorial/ and use the PPA to install "netflix-desktop". It seems to be a separate Wine/Firefox installation that is able to get Silverlight running smoothly enough to play Netflix. After it is finished installing, you can click on "Netflix Desktop" in the Mint Menu and Netflix will come up fullscreen.
Anyone else here want to try it out? It worked for me the first time, and even runs fairly well on my netbook.