What’s everyone talking about on Netflix? Bobby Finger invites guests — fans, critics, friends — to gab about the most-discussed titles of the moment. What are people saying? Why do they love it, hate it, or need to scream about it on Twitter? Ranging from meme-y chatter to in-depth analysis, this is the entire range of popular conversation around the newest Netflix titles distilled into a half hour show.
Introducing: Behind The Scenes The Umbrella Academy
Go dig deeper into the world of The Umbrella Academy on the newest season of Netflix's podcast Behind The Scenes. Each season explores a new Netflix obsession and talks to the people that brought the show to life, from cast to crew. Previous season include Stranger Things and The Witcher. Listen now to a trailer, and find the podcast on all platforms.
The Goop Lab & To Wong Foo (ft. Lauren Lapkus and Trixie Mattel)
On the SEASON FINALE of I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger chats with the great Lauren Lapkus (@laurenlapkus, The Wrong Missy on Netflix May 13) about the appeal of Gwyneth's Goop Lab (as well as their shared interest in Animal Crossing), after which he hops on the phone with Trixie Mattel (@TrixieMattel, I Like To Watch on Netflix YouTube now) to talk about the charming and iconic drag queen road movie To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar.
The Pharmacist (ft. Kim Potts)
On today's I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes writer Kim Potts to talk about her brand new book, The Way We All Became The Brady Bunch: How the Canceled Sitcom Became the Beloved Pop Culture Icon We Are Still Talking About Today (buy it here), along with a new Netflix documentary series, The Pharmacist. At first glance, the dark story of family, murder, addiction, and corporate greed the polar opposite of The Brady Bunch... though, in a way, it's sort of cut from the same cloth.
All episodes of The Pharmacist are streaming now on Netflix.
Elite (ft. Kevin McHale)
Today on I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes actor, singer, dancer, podcast host, and 2-time guest Kevin McHale (@DruidDude) to discuss the third season of Elite. Sure, McHale loves the show–plenty of us do–but his love turned into an extremely fun cameo in this season. (There will be spoilers, by the way, so be careful!) McHale also chats about the iconic teen show he used to star in, Glee, and reveals a few episodes he loves more now than he did back in the day.
Elite (and Glee) are now streaming on Netflix.
Schitt's Creek (ft. Shana Naomi Krochmal)
On today's episode, host Bobby Finger welcomes Entertainment Weekly Digital Director Shana Naomi Krochmal (@shananaomi) to the studio to chat about everyone's favorite Canadian sitcom about impossible economies and wigs: Schitt's Creek! Shana (who hosts podcasts about Schitt's Creek) shares the sweet story about how her wife influenced her to watch, and thoughtfully explains why one of the kindest, most good-hearted shows on TV just might be more transgressive than people give it credit for.
All episodes (not counting the final season) of Schitt's Creek are now streaming on Netflix!
Penny Dreadful (ft. Tessa Strain)
On today's episode of I'm Obsessed With This, host Bobby Finger welcomes writer Tessa Strain (@tessastrain) to discuss a show she reluctantly became obsessed with and has been telling me about for a while now, Penny Dreadful. She explains the hallmarks of gothic fiction, why Penny Dreadful's omnivorousness is so dang appealing, and even coins the term "galoot-core." (If you want to find out what it means, you'll just have to listen.)
The episode contains spoilers, of course, and you can watch all three seasons of Penny Dreadful now on Netflix.
🙌🤓 Bobby + Netflix 4 Ever
Already a fan and not surprised that Bobby has the perfect relaxed vibe on this digestible podcast. Love the new guests for every episode and especially when they chat about what they’re watching on Netflix right now. So much fun, so REAL. Thanks, Netflix!
I personally didn’t hate this podcast. Some of the episodes are definitely better than others. Definitely loved the stranger things episode, but I was kinda annoyed about the umbrella academy episode.
It felt like all they did was talk about how annoying the time travel was and how it wasn’t logical. It kinda bugged me
But overall decent show
Spoiled what happens on Cheer
Guest “Kate” spoiled the ending of Cheer. If you have a podcast like this you should not spoil what happens. Also, to add insult to injury she spoiled the ending and right after said, “whoops spoiler”. This could have been edited to advise there were spoilers or they could have advised jumping ahead 20 seconds.