Netflix crashing Google Chrome?

I was quite excited when i saw that Netflix updated its web player - it really needed an overhaul - but then i saw that dreaded message "Your browser is not yet supported please use Safari, Firefox", although i chose to ignore that message and continued playing my episode of How i met your mother, i then realised that my browser had stopped responding. Netflix kept playing, the controls were working fine, the site was responding, but just about every other tab i had open in Chrome crashed and was not able to individually kill them either. Which is sort of amazing as they are supposed to be different processes. Was just wondering if anyone has the same issue and if theres a way to watch netflix through Chrome at this point without having it crash your browser.

FYI - I'm using Chrome in OS X Lion 10.7.4