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Netflix have discovered something interesting about us!

Here’s an interesting bit of trivia : When it comes to stacking my drawers, I like to fold and assemble my darker coloured briefs and place them to the left of the lighter ones. Did someone just yell ‘get a life, girl!’?

Hmm. Here’s a more interesting of of trivia : Netflix have discovered that, after we watch a series, we generally like to take a pause for a few days and binge out on movies before returning to another series.

They have the figures apparently. Some app hidden on our Apple TV’s or iPhones probably records our viewing habits. Or it’s that guy, perched under the oak tree, peering through the lounge room window. Whatever the case, they know this is how we work it.

I know I do that. Last thing I want to do after having the wind knocked out of you on the season finale of “House of Cards” is to dive straight back into a series. Even after watching all of those “Luke Cage” episodes, the last thing I want to do is to spend the next couple of weeks watching the same characters, in the same situations, every day. I need variety again. But also, a series is a huge commitment, and you’ve likely just trapped yourself away in your room watching it day in, day out, one usually can’t afford to do that all over again so soon after.

According to research from Netflix, a new trend in watching has emerged with more than 30 million Netflix members around the world weaving film into their binge routines.

After finishing a series, a majority of Netflix members (59%) take a pause, usually lasting three days, before committing to a new show. During that break, more than half (61%) watch a movie to keep the binge feeling alive.

animal-memes-598I did just that after “Luke Cage”. Though interested in watching fellow Marvel series “Daredevil”, having not caught it when initially premiered on Netflix, I decided to spend a few days watching some similar themed movies instead – like, um, “Walking Tall” starring Dwayne Johnson. Spot the theme there folks?

Okay, sue me, I’ve a thing for real men (as opposed to this).

“It’s interesting that in this golden age of television, movies are consistently in demand on Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. “What we’ve come to figure out is that movies are really an important part of people’s viewing routines and complementary to the way they watch and enjoy TV.”

When looking globally into what movies most often followed some of today’s top series, interesting pairings emerged. After watching ”House of Cards”, some members moved to ”Beasts of No Nation” swapping politics for war, but keeping a narrative deft with uncompromising and ruthless leaders. Key West and Boston may not seem an obvious pair, but stories that unearthed deeply buried secrets took members from the balmy coast of ”Bloodline” to the chilling streets of ”Spotlight”. Vince Gilligan’s cinematic nod to Tarantino in ”Breaking Bad” didn’t go unnoticed with watchers moving on to ”Pulp Fiction” after Mr. White bid his final adieu. Meanwhile, fast talking fans of ”Gilmore Girls” kept their retro references fresh by revisiting classics like ”Dirty Dancing” and ”Sixteen Candles”.

Swayze. Yes please.

Swayze. Yes please.

Scary that they actually know all this, right!?

Netflix must think I’m an absolute FREAK!

Last night I went from watching a couple of episodes of “Fuller House” into that teen comedy “Sex Drive” before adding “Staten Island Summer” to ‘My List’.

Netflix noticed an exception to their pattern – comedy. When watchers are in the mood for a different entertainment rhythm they tend to choose comedy as their series pair. This stands especially true for horror series where viewers of the frightful most often turn to comedy before moving to the next nailbiter. For instance, fans of ”Stranger Things” turned to ”Zootopia” to help l’eggo of the thrills while watchers of ”American Horror Story” traded terror for teen angst with ”Mean Girls”.

No word yet on how many went from “Fuller House” to this though… (for the record, it was for the ‘James Marsden Factor‘. It’s a thing. Ok!).

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