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MANILA, Philippines — With the year 2017 now in our rear-view mirror, distractions are always welcome, and Netflix delivers through and through. From awaited season comebacks like Stranger Things 2 to new masterpieces like Mindhunter to kitschy holidays shows like, err, A Christmas Prince, we all had go-to shows that got us through the year.

If you’re not part of the 53 people who have watched A Christmas Prince every day for 18 days, maybe these shows tickled your holiday season — and prior to that, your bingeing fancy.

Here’s a quick guessing game per Netflix viewing type. The top three shows are arranged in an anagram, and those who guess it will win… well, bragging rights lang. A spot on Santa’s Nice List not guaranteed.


We all have shows that we just can’t stop watching no matter how many time our conscience nudged us to go to sleep.

1. Venom Golly Nosy (4 words)

2. Heat Anew Inn (4 words)

3. Board Rule Bonus Room (4 words)

4. The Keepers

5. The OA

6. 13 Reasons Why

7. Marvel’s Iron Fist

8. Cable Girls

9. The Mist

10. Fauda


Watching Netflix series can be a form of bonding experience for lovers, until one of them cheats and finishes an episode without their significant other.

1. Car Son (1 word)

2. Gang Stern Shirt (2 words)

3. Drear Evil (1 word)

4. 13 Reasons Why

5. Orange is the New Black

6. Marvel’s Iron Fist

7. Sense8

8. Black Mirror

9. Marvel’s The Defenders

10. Star Trek: Discovery


One of the best things about Netflix is that there are a lot of shows that can be enjoyed with the family.

1. Gash Nernst Grit (2 words)

2. Sane Who Yrs 13 (3 words)

3. Arrive Led (1 word)

4. A Series of Unfortunate Events

5. Star Trek: Discovery

6. Trollhunters

7. Chef’s Table

8. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

9. The Worst Witch

10. Atypical


Unlike binge-worthy shows, these shows deserve to be consumed slowly.

1. Eskimo Dog Thyroid Internist (4 words)

2. Gaia Summer Tour (2 words)

3. Gumbo Hit (2 words)

4. Disjointed

5. Neo Yokio

6. The Sound of Your Heart

7. A Series of Unfortunate Events

8. The Crown

9. Friends From College

10. White Gold

Answer key: Devoured: 1) My Only Love Song, 2) Anne With An E, 3) Suburra: Blood On Rome; Cheating: 1) Narcos, 2) Stranger Things, 3) Riverdale

Together: 1) Stranger Things, 2) 13 Reasons Why, 3) Riverdale; Savored: 1) Midnight Diner, 2) Samurai Gourmet, 3) Big Mouth

Art by Maine Manalansan

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