I watched the first episode of The Netflix Afterparty, a talk show featuring conversations, skits and more with the stars of the newest and biggest Netflix titles months ago. The bad news is that the thoughts that went through my mind during and at the end of episode one weren’t great.
Hosted by David Spade, Fortune Feimster and London Hughes, I knew that the first episode was unlikely to be excellent. What I didn’t expect was to find a few things I liked.
Matters weren’t helped by the surprisingly feeble sound of audience applause at the start. Additionally, it may be that I’d forgotten about the nature of Spade’s charm because his delivery often came across as lazy and the comedy skits proved more cringe-worthy than funny.
Besides the idea of a fun new talk show, what drew me to The Netflix Afterparty is rising standup comedy star, Fortune Feimster. The good news is that by episodes, two and three, some adjustments had been made to the show. Not a lot of change because there’s still room for improvement in areas including format, people speaking over each other, and how fun/funny the show is.
What I know for sure is that Feimster is my favourite. So much so that I’ve wondered how much more fun The Netflix Afterparty would be if she were the sole presenter. Or, if it were just Feimster and Hughes as the presenters.
I plan to check in periodically to see what other changes are made. And I look forward to more engaging interview questions and even better chemistry between the hosts.
Happy Film Loving