THE Netflix button that allows viewers to skip short intros was once again cruelly overlooked at last night’s National Television Awards.
Despite saving viewers valuable seconds that they immediately waste watching The Walking Dead again, the popular Netflix button lost out to the likes of It’s A Sin and Ant and Dec.
Netflix engineer Nikki Hollis said: “This is bullshit. That button is the best part of TV. It kept us all sane when we were stuck at home during lockdown, forcing ourselves to enjoy The Queen’s Gambit.
“The ability to skip carefully crafted intros and jump straight to the action is one of Netflix’s biggest selling points. It’s certainly more of an appeal than our original programming, which everyone scrolls past to watch films they already own on DVD.
“If we don’t win a National Television Awards trophy next year then we’re going to remove the button from the site in protest. You’ll quickly realise how much you appreciate it after hearing the Downton Abbey theme for the millionth time.”
Title sequence designer Martin Bishop told Netflix: “Oh dear, is nobody paying attention to your dumb button’s hard work? My heart f**king bleeds.”