Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Who does NETFLIX think I am?
Tivo used to do that too. I think seven sitcoms did the story where the blue collar dad watched something that lead Tivo to conclude he was gay so he came home to find all these gay-themed shows waiting for him. (Credit goes to the first of the seven, whoever that was.)
But at least you could understand Tivo’s thought process. With Netflix I’m at a loss.
Here are some of my suggestions:
Because I watched WEST WING Netflix suggested I watch FULLER HOUSE, THE RANCH, ARCHER, FIXER UPPER, TURN, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, COOKED, DAREDEVIL, and ANTHONY BOURDAIN: PARTS UNKNOWN. Really? FULLER HOUSE?
Because I watched BETTER CALL SAUL they say I'd also like FLAKED, COSMOS, DEXTER, CALIFORNICATION, AN IDIOT ABROAD, TRAILER PARK BOYS, THE COBBLER, TRICKED, and IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA.
Because I watched HOUSE OF CARDS they know I'd love FIXER UPPER, THE BARKLEY MARATHONS, DOPE, WORLD WAR II IN COLOUR, and GILMORE GIRLS (although it's essentially the identical show to WORLD WAR II IN COLOUR).
Because I watched LOVE: SHELTER, COOKED, THE RANCH, and JESSICA JONES.
I thought the whole idea of marketers being able to track your preferences allowed them to more accurately pinpoint your likes and dislikes. Suggesting I watch FAMILY GUY because I watched THE MAKING OF A MURDERER says they think I’m Steve Avery. I hope my Netflix consumer data isn’t distributed to other marketers. I’ll start getting Ted Cruz newsletters, applications to join the Peace Corps, and a free subscription to BRIDES magazine.
I should start watching CHEERS and see if they want me to also check out JOSEPH FRITZL: STORY OF A MONSTER.