Opinion | Netflix Is the Most Intoxicating Portal to Planet Earth [NY Times]

NYT calls Netflix a portal to planet Earth.

Opinion | Netflix Is the Most Intoxicating Portal to Planet Earth [NY Times]

Instead of trying to sell American ideas to a foreign audience, it’s aiming to sell international ideas to a global audience.

 

By Farhad Manjoo

February 22, 2019 | For months after the 2016 election, I wanted nothing more than to escape America. I don’t mean literally — in the cliché liberal way of absconding to Canada — but intellectually, socially, psychically. Donald Trump was all anybody talked about, and I needed sanctuary. I wanted to find places where the American president-elect and his American opponents and their American controversies simply did not exist.

I found such a place in a British reality baking contest. By which I mean I found it on Netflix, which has become the internet’s most invaluable and intoxicating portal to the parts of planet Earth that aren’t America.

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