If you have spent more hours scrolling through the endless options on Netflix than you have actually watching the platform’s shows, 10/10 (Would Recommend) is here to help.
The Receipts Podcast presenter Tolani Shoneye joins co-host and friend Gena-mour Barrett – who works for Netflix – on the streaming service’s rebranded podcast, previously called What to Watch on Netflix.
The duo trawl through 32,600 hours of content on Netflix (though they may have fast-forwarded parts of the catalogue…) to the must-see shows for ultimate escapism, from big hitters to the hidden gems.
On each episode, they are joined by guests to talk about their new shows and their TV obsessions. These include: Death to 2020 creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, discussing their satirical take on last year; Netflix favourite T’Nia Miller, on the experience of filming a horror series; The Social Dilemma creator Jeff Orlowski, who turns the spotlight on some of the negative impacts of social media; and Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan, who describes meeting Shonda Rhimes and talks about her favourite reality shows for binge viewing.
Shoneye and Barrett’s mission is to encourage listeners to venture beyond the trending tab and explore the aisles of Netflix’s virtual warehouse, namechecking such eclectic fare as Three Identical Strangers and No Good Nick as they go.
The pair display considerable comedic chemistry, and there’s a good chance that they can point you to a show that you would be happy to recommend at your own virtual watercooler (aka Zoom in your makeshift workspace by the kitchen sink).