With Netflix parties all the rage in this season of quarantine, we bring you a modest proposal: how about a 366-based Netflix party of our own?
If you’re not aware, the Netflix party is an app via a Chrome extension that allows a group of invitees to simultaneously watch a video on Netflix, while chatting in a window.
- Access to Netflix (U.S. version only—everyone will be watching the same stream)
- A Chrome browser on a desktop or laptop (apparently mobile is not supported yet)
- The Netflix Party extension (available here: per the developers, you may want to wait until tomorrow to download the latest version, 1.7.7, which fixes a major bug)
We’re just floating the idea right now, but it might help to create a sense of community on 366. If successful, it could become a regular feature.
But what we want right now is suggestions for what to watch. It must be something in Netflix’s catalog. It could be a Canonically Weird movie, a list candidate, or something altogether different and unexpected. Weird (or at least pseudo-weird) would be best. We suggest limiting ourselves to individual movies rather than series, but we’ll bow to the consensus.
We’ll also need to know what time is convenient. We feel like most 366 offerings play best around midnight, so our preference would be starting at 11:00 PM EST on Saturday night.
G. Smalley will throw out the first suggestion: The Platform, a Snowpiercer/High Rise style social satire that probably totters at the edge of weird without diving off the deep end. It’s gotten good reviews, and is something we might not investigate without a special excuse.
Feel free to add other suggestions (and best times for you to watch) in the comments below. If we get enough interest and nominees we’ll set up a poll, and schedule a time. If not, nothing was lost except the real estate this post takes up on the front page.
Chat logs may be posted, if they are amusing.