This weekend Netflix had their first pop-up shop in West Hollywood to deliver what every Netflix user is seeking: weed. Weed has enhanced the medium of television since TV was born. It makes mundane shows and music more electric and interesting, either that or you just zone out the whole time, you don’t really know ’til you know. But what Netflix does know is that they’re ready to capitalize on the now-legal craze.
Anyway, as most people outside of California or Colorado don’t know, there are many different types of weed, all of which serve different purposes.
If you’re buying from your buddy’s buddy in suburbia NY, you’re getting whatever shit hybrid they could get their hands on. But when you get down to the science of properly grown and harvested green, it all ranges between indica and sativa. Sativa keeps you upbeat, laughing and lively. Indica makes you sleepy and relaxed. An easy way to remember this is “indica leaves you in da couch.”
Netflix went ahead and created 10 strains, each was cultivated with a specific show in mind, designed to complement each title based on their tone. For example, sillier shows may be more indica dominant, while dramedies will be more sativa dominant to help the more powerful scenes resonate.
They launched this stint as promotion for their upcoming series, “Disjointed” a sitcom based on a women (Kathy Bates) living her dreaming of running a marijuana dispensary.
Before you count that off, just know that it’s being created by Chuck Lorre, who was also behind Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, which although may be the worst show in the world (opinion) they are both #1 viewed sitcoms in America for an absurd amount of years (fact). So take that for what it’s worth, Lorre is just out here to prove network audiences will still devour dopey comedies backed by laugh tracks. Whether the same formula does anything for Netflix viewers will probably depend on just how stoned they are.
And they will be with these 10 new strains:
“Disjointed” inspired Omega Strain, Eve’s Bush, and Rutherford B. Haze
“Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later” inspired Camp Firewood
“Bojack Horseman” inspired Prickly Muffin
“Santa Clarita Diet” inspired Baka Bile, to really ramp up your appetite
“Arrested Development” inspired Banana Stand Kush advised to roll in a big yellow J
“Chelsea” inspired Vodkush for only heavy herb enthusiasts
“Grace and Frankie” inspired Peyotea 73
“Lady Dynamite” inspired Sassafrass OG, which has the power of “1,000 pug snorts)
Would I try Netflix weed? Does a bear shit in the woods? Do movie-goers still spend $6 on a soda even though they know it’s bad for them and their wallet? Of course I would. I think this is the brink of something great. In 10 years, you will scroll Netflix and choose House of Cards Season 26 along with a selected joint hand rolled by your automated television assistant. Life will be good and Americans will be fat as hell.
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