Netflix taste preferences. Or: why Netflix thinks I’m a serial killer?


March 28, 2013 by kmwelden

I just finished watching a great documentary that Netflix has practically been busting down my door to watch for months. It’s called Happy, and it was definitely worth finally getting to. I also watched it with my full attention, as I’ve decided I’m not getting enoughfrom my TV-watching, because I’m literally always on my phone (that sounds odd… not getting enough from my TV watching. But really, I love TV. So this is serious for me). But today after work I got in bed, hid my phone deep in the covers, and sunk in and watched it. I’m not very good at summary, so here’s the synopsis from the Netflix info: “Happy takes viewers on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.” So here’s my short PSA for a really nice documentary. Watch, enjoy, let me know what you think.


Anyway, it appears Netflix was spot on that this was totally a movie I would enjoy. Of course, that made me wonder what else Netflix knows about me, so I started perusing the Taste Preferences section of my Netflix. Well, it’s not exactly my Netflix, but one I share with a friend. I’m far too poor to actually pay for these things. But anyway, the stuff “we” watch most often fall under these categories:

  • Cerebral
  • Controversial
  • Dark
  • Emotional
  • Feel good (decidedly all me)
  • Imaginative
  • Mind-bending
  • Quirky
  • Scary (definitely all Andrew)
  • Witty

Some of these are  nice adjectives; that’s cool that I watch cerebral, feel good movies. Some of it’s not so cool– like maybe you can find me in the corner watching dark, emotional, mind-bending movies and strangling cats on the weekends.  Overall, I think they have me pretty pegged down, though I do think there is an unfair omission of the absurd number of romantic comedies I watch.

Anyway, this is a short post. It’s Thursday, and I’ve got wine calling my name. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned so far, it’s that I use way too many exclamation points when I drink and blog. I can’t have people thinking I’m too exuberant… that would definitely ruin my image.




2 thoughts on “Netflix taste preferences. Or: why Netflix thinks I’m a serial killer?

  1. Katie says:

    Oh Kaitlyn! I love the blog, Aunt Ruth just forwarded it to me. I so wish we lived closer, because we could so hang out. Your words are so true and insightful. Keep writing!

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