Love for our pets has reached epic heights – special pet taxi services in Mumbai, sick leave for dogs in Italy, emotional support peacocks in the US – so it should come as no surprise that our four-legged friends (and birds too) have infiltrated our entertainment habits as well.
Let’s face it, watching a show with someone else can sometimes have its downsides, like being spoiled or getting cheated on. According to a new survey released today by Netflix, when it comes to watching TV, most Thai people (80%) find pets to be the best binge partner and 87% have watched Netflix with their pets!
The cuddles are most prominent with 47% of Thai viewers have turned to their furry friends for comfort during a sad or scary scene, making Thailand is the top country globally to cuddle with their pet, and even the conversation (30% have talked to their pet about the show or movie they were watching).
Not only do pets not hog the remote or judge your entertainment tastes (well, maybe), they make the perfect partners for the company.
Though you should be warned that pet bingeing can also be ruff. 30% of Thai members have moved where they were sitting so their pet would be more comfortable. 32% have bribed them with treats to watch longer, and some (12%) have even gone so far as turning off a show because their pet didn’t appear to like it. The snuggle is real.
So what are the shows everyone is barking, meowing and chirping about? Thai pet owners are more likely to choose a mix of sci-fi series like Star Trek Discovery and a little action like The Last Kingdom or even go for a teen drama like 13 Reasons Why. Dark comedies like Santa Clarita Diet and Big Mouth made the top 5 as well.
Top Netflix & Woof Shows in Thailand
- Star Trek Discovery
- The Last Kingdom
- 13 Reasons Why
- Santa Clarita Diet
- Big Mouth
- Stranger Things
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- Club de Cuervos
- Fuller House
The survey was conducted by SurveyMonkey from January 9-25, 2018 and based on more than 50,000 responses. The sample is representative of an adult online population who watch Netflix with their pets in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, USA, UK.
Source: Netflix Thailand