We’ll never know exactly where the “Netflix & Chill” phrase came from, but its success rate is about to go through the roof.
Up until now, the art of Netflix and Chilling was based on gauging your potential viewing partner’s interests. Should you catch up on Narcos, or pick a random 30 for 30 for a sports bae? In an effort to make things a bit easier, Gizmodo’s Field Guide came up with the genius idea of setting up several accounts for all of your moods. If your dates love action flicks and romantic comedies, than watching Bourne Supremacy for the umpteenth time followed by The Other Woman is a possibility. Just make sure you discreetly title each sub-category.
The Netflix and Chill phenomenon has even received some love at the company’s headquarters…sorta. A Twitter minion must love the phrase so much, they decided its life in the digital world wasn’t enough and it needed to be cemented somewhere. Or at least spray painted on a sign at the Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California.
Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings also appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this week, and admitted he likes to Netflix and Chill.
“A lot,” he said. “Whenever I can.”
Just remember, historical documentaries are always a buzzkill. When in doubt, just pick Friday Night Lights.