Netflix is literally a sea of content riches and considering its humble pricing price tag, it’s a real bargain. However, finding a perfect show to watch on an intended binge-watching night isn’t as smooth as it should be. The streaming giant offers country-specific content libraries and there are some of the best series on Netflix Canada that you can watch. Need a suggestion? Check out our recommendation list right now!
The cluttered interface of Netflix usually bombards the users with the same suggested titles again and again. This creates an illusion that there are only a handful of titles to choose from instead of heaps of TV shows available in the content catalog.
Once you have figured out your preferred genre and content preferences, you can get the best out of Netflix’s mammoth collection of popular TV shows. In this article, we are going to share some efficient ways to find the best shows to watch on Netflix in Canada.
Let’s explore the tips and tricks to dissect the content categories of Netflix to find the perfect TV show for the occasion. With these tips, you can also usher Netflix towards your liking so that it can suggest more accurate titles. Moreover, you can also make a watchlist or save your favorite shows to watch later, making it convenient to just open the app and binge-watch.
Refine by genre
From thrillers, dramas, and action, to reality TV, romance, comedy, and many more, it’s such a frustrating experience to just scroll aimlessly. It actually kills the vibes while you keep on jumping from one Netflix category to another.
Instead of browsing the different titles Netflix automatically serves you, there’s a better way to explore the TV shows, and that’s by refining the genre list. Simply click on TV Shows appearing at the top and you will see a pull-down menu of Genres on the Netflix homepage.
As soon as you click on the Genres, you will see an expanded menu with a selection of around 20 various categories. Click on your preferred genre to reveal a genre-specific recommendation list.
Explore more skimmed categories
Browsing through specific genres on Netflix means you have just taken the first right step to get to a perfect TV show. However, the sub-categories listed under the genres are much broader than the segregated recommendation appearing on the homepage of Netflix.
What if you want to watch, let’s say, a western show, sports drama, rom-com, or horror series? There is a trick to pick among hundreds of segmented Netflix listings, but it needs a little effort.
Open your internet browser and go to Netflix-Codes.com. You will see a list of codes (not the discount codes you are after, but they are equally good) with the specific category written in front of them. Simply use these codes at the end of this URL: https://netflix.com/browse/genre/xx.Alternatively, you can simply right-click on the code and open it in a new window and you will be redirected to the specific Netflix category you have opened.
Filter by rating or year
The majority of TV shows appearing on the homepage of Netflix are mostly from the last five to six years. If you want to watch any classic TV show from the 90s era or even the 2010s, you will need to scuba dive further into the content catalog. To do that, simply click on the TV Shows listings on Netflix, select the option of Year Released, and sort in ascending or descending order.
Another way to find hidden Netflix gems is to head over to InstantWatcher.com. This website lets you navigate through the Netflix categories by filtering them on the basis of release year or Netflix rating and IMDB rating.
Rate as many TV shows as you can
The recommendation lists of Netflix are understandably based on AI-suggested titles and it’s not always according to your taste. However, you can steer the algorithms of Netflix toward the right path.
While scrolling on Netflix’s homepage or browsing through listings, make sure to rate the titles (Thumbs up or Thumbs Down) as much as you can. The more TV shows you will rate, the more Netflix’s suggestions will become better.
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t watched a particular title, you can still rate it. For instance, if the horror genre is not your cup of tea, you can simply click the Thumbs Down button.
Discover relevant TV shows
Another convenient way to find an expanded list of the TV shows you like is by exploring the relevant videos to your favorites. However, Netflix delivers inconsistent performance while recommending TV shows related to the one you are browsing.
The best way to find accurate akin titles of your choice is to access Netflix through a web browser on a PC or laptop. Once you have opened the homepage, move your cursor on any title and click on the “More Like This” option and you will find relevant TV shows.
Rediscover your watchlist (My List)
So, if you are done finding the best TV shows to watch on Netflix, the next step is to list them down for future reference. Create a watchlist, known as My List, on your Netflix account and add all the TV shows you want to watch to that list.
The benefit of accessing your Netflix account on a web browser is that you can rearrange your watchlist. Simply drag and drop any title by moving it up and down in the list. Or you can even click the “Move to top” option to place a particular title to make it sit atop the list.
Another useful feature of My List on PCs is that it keeps tabs on the tiles which are about to leave the Netflix catalog. Make sure you revisit your watchlist often to watch a TV show in time before it jumps off the streaming platform.