Here’s how I use Notion to manage our shared household film and TV watchlist, as a curated subset what’s relevant to us, as opposed to being governed by all the algorithms.
In this video (11min), I share my system for managing our watchlist:
So why setup a watchlist in Notion?
- Choose what YOU want to watch, instead of letting an algorithm decide for you
- You can setup a multi-person list, like who wants to watch: person A, person B, or both?
- You can add relevant fields for details you care about, like genre, rating, length, who recommended this, etc
- You can create filtered views to see a subset of your list, like only TV shows, only movies, only Christmas movies, or ‘only movies we both want to see’
Here’s what my list looks like! We’re currently watching:
- Political comedy from the likes of Jon Stewart and John Oliver
- White Lotus season two
- City on a Hill season three
- Chef’s Table: Pizza
- The Future Of…
- True Detective
Alternatives to Notion
Look, I get it: not everyone is going to have the time, money or desire to setup a dedicated Notion system for this. Don’t worry darling, there are plenty of alternatives! Each have their pros and cons…
|Letterboxd||Being able to share reviews with friends, and seeing their ratings and reviews, alongside the Letterboxd crowdsourced rating. Also being able to see ‘where to watch’ information.||Geared towards film, and so only offers a select few TV shows.|
|IMDB||Knowing the crowdsourced ratings of each film have come from a huge population.||Geared towards film, and heavy on advertising.|
|Native watchlist in your streaming service (like Netflix, Stan, Binge, Kayo, Foxtel Now, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV, Paramount+ or Shudder)||No need to leave your streaming service to find it.||Limited to the films and shows available within that service — and the list will be lost if you ever switch service or start a new profile.|