People are using Netflix to predict the future – with very amusing results

  • 18 Apr - 24 Apr, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
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It seems coronavirus lockdown boredom has been taken to new heights as Netflix viewers have moved on from merely binge-watching shows, to using them to predict the future. Yes, people on TikTok have started a bizarre, but rather entertaining new trend, that sees a random episode become a crystal ball that will show you what the future holds for you. It is known as the Psychic TV challenge. Want to give it a go for yourself? Here's how you can get involved... To start, load up Netflix and put the initial of your first name into the search bar. Once the results have come up, pick a number between one and 10 and then count that number in the results, going from left to right across the screen, to find a show to use. Click on the show and then pick another number between one and the latest season it's on. Then you need to select a number between one and the number of episodes there are in that season. That number is the episode you are using, so click on it. You then have to pick one final number, between one and however many minutes the episode length is – it might be a 30-minute episode or a 45-minute one. Skip through the episode to that number and whatever happens in the show at that point when you press play is your fortune, according to the challenge.