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Browsing Netflix Just Got So Much Worse With This Chrome Extension Revealing Hundreds Of Genres

Browsing Netflix Just Got So Much Worse With This Chrome Extension Revealing Hundreds Of Genres

We’ve all heard the rumblings of secret Netflix categories but it always felt like you need to be a Russia hacker to access them.

According to Mashable, it has now gotten a whole lot easier:

When you browse Netflix you only see a handful of genres based on what’s new and what you’ve previously watched. But Netflix actually classifies its offerings into hundreds of subgenres that are much, much, more specific than what you typically see.

So instead of perusing overly broad categories like “action and adventure” or “psychological thrillers,” you can check out “Sci-Fi Adventure,” “Foreign Action and Adventure” or “Deep Sea Horror Movies”

Once installed, open the extension to see a list of categories to dive into. You can also search for favorite specific categories you want to come back to later.

Though the extension has an extensive list of genres available, it doesn’t yet have all of Netflix’s hidden categories, so you may still need to manually search for certain genres.

Looks like Netflix lovers are finally getting a taste at the forbidden fruit. Or are we?

At first glance of this news, I thought Netflix had been holding out on us worse than a Catholic school girl. Fully stock with a hidden library of movies and TV shows I’ve been dying to see. After doing my due diligence, I see Netflix has found a clever way of recycling their trash and making it feel news and exciting. Well, I for one am not falling for it.

Don’t get me wrong – I love the work Netflix has done with ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Narcos,’ ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Making a Murderer’ as much as the next guy. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, a good 75 percent of the Netflix library is trash.

I’ve wasted more hours than I would like to admit in my life scrolling through unwatchable title after unwatchable title. Only now these titles are being repackaged as “cool” because they happen to fall under a hidden category you just unlocked.

Here are some examples of actual secret categories:

German language movies from the 1920’s

Don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure these movies were propaganda that helped contribute to WWII beginning.

Gritty Mexican movies

CC: President Donald Trump.

Visually striking suspenseful foreign movies

If I need subtitles to watch, I’m out

Tear-jerkers for ages 11 to 12

Kids are bad enough, now we want to purposely make them cry? No thanks.

Movies starring Gary Busey

Okay, I can get behind a Busey binge.

There are hundreds of obscure categories like these. I’m sure there are a handful of decent ones in the mix. But is it really worth the effort? I did the bare minimum to discover a few and that was already enough to deter me from going any further. I’m no computer whiz; I’m just a blogger. I’m not saying I don’t want someone to hack my Netflix account for me, though.

For now, I’ll stick with watching ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘The Office’ over, and over, and over again.

[via Mashable]

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