According to Netflix boss, Ted Sarandos (via The Hollywood Reporter) “it’s not humanly possible anymore” to keep up with everything that’s available on his streaming service. Tell us something we don’t know!
Try as I have, I’ve fallen behind on so many shows on Netflix as of late, simply because there’s so much choice! Oh, please don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that Netflix offers so much content, but between Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and various other outlets all demanding my attention there’s never enough time in the day to get through everything.
At present, my viewing pattern is as follows: A new show drops, I add it to my Netflix list, I promise myself I will watch it within a week and BAM three months have passed and I still haven’t watched it. To make matters worse, within that same time period I’ve added so many other shows to my Netflix list that the list contains pretty much all the content on Netflix, making the idea of a ‘personalised’ list kind of redundant.
I’m pretty much up to date with all the Marvel shows (The Punisher, Jessica Jones etc), Orange is the New Black, Rick and Morty, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Toys That Made Us, but newbies such as Lost in Space and The Rain just haven’t had a look-in. I really want to watch Lost in Space too, but every time I decide to give it a go I remember I’ve got four Arrowverse shows to catch up on, along with everything else that I’ve half-started and not quite finished…
…Bates Motel… iZombie… Dark… Atypical… and so on.
Clearly planning my TV watching is becoming a bit of a chore and if I’m honest I’m losing track of what’s supposed to be good and what I should simply avoid. I’m aware that Westworld is good and I’ve watched a handful of episodes, but again I’m behind and doing my best to avoid spoilers until I catch up. Whenever that will be.
Basically I need advice – what should I be watching and why?
And feel free to offer up advice to others too. If you know of a show which is good and everyone should be watching it then share that information.
Maybe with your help I can work out a list of must-see TV and then I won’t get distracted by the crap-a-rama of shows that steal away precious moments of my life. Yes, American Pickers I’m talking about you. Why can’t I quit you?!