Netflix categories are getting a little too precise

So I watched The Machine on Netflix a few weeks ago. Netflix obviously wants me (and you) to find films and TV shows that you’d enjoy and watch, too, so it has a category system similar to Amazon’s. But, for me, this is getting a little too precise:

Cyborgs and Robots

Really, Netflix? Do you think I’m going to spend all my time watching movies about cyborgs and robots?

Well, maybe…


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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