Netflix & Chill: What’s The Deal?


I love Netflix and I love chilling. In fact, they are two of my favourite things, and they coincide rather nicely. But this new term ‘Netflix and Chill’ really irks me. Mostly because it’s grossly overused, but also because it feels unnecessary (although I have to admit, it’s a bit more bearable than the word ‘bae’).

I’m not the only one who dislikes this new catchphrase. I have encountered a surprising amount of girls on Tinder who had something like this on their profile: “When I say ‘Netflix and Chill,’ I actually mean I want to watch Netflix and chill out.” 

Why do these lovely ladies feel the need to specify what they mean? Could the reason be that 2015’s most famous phrase actually has undertones that are somewhat carnal? Yep, in case you’ve been living under a rock, ‘Netflix and Chill’ is colloquial for ‘let’s have a shag,’ with a twist in the tale: Netflix will be playing in the background. How original.


I feel the need to challenge ‘Netflix and Chill’ every time I hear it, although I realise that however bodacious it would seem to people of a similar mind-set, any attempt to eradicate it would be a rather gnarly task to say the least. It’s probably best to let it decay with time. 

This doesn’t mean that I can’t spank people for saying it, though.

Still, what exactly do the Netflix-and-Chillers have against fornicating in silence? Do certain films or TV programmes heighten sensitivity? Do horror films arouse you, or do they have the opposite effect? Does hearing Sherriff Woody say: “there’s a snake in my boot”, make it more exciting?

I could ask more questions, but instead I’m going to curl up into a ball in the corner of my bedroom and wait for this to blow over. If you want to cheer me up, you can always come over for an Amazon Prime and Lounge.

Nah, that doesn’t work does it?