Netflix Pub Quiz

On Monday, February 3rd, we’ll be introducing a new monthly event series: Netflix Trivia Night! Finally, your weekends spent at home marathoning Buffy the Vampire Slayer have a purpose. We asked Chris Spavin, your trivia host and master, some questions about it.


Why a Netflix trivia night, specifically?

I watch an obscene amount of TV and film on Netflix, so it’s one of the things I know the best. I also think that entertainment trivia is the most fun. If you don’t have Netflix, you’ll still do well if you are into film and TV. There are only a few questions about Netflix originals like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.

Do you go to a lot of trivia nights elsewhere? How do you think The Beaver’s will compare?

I’ve hosted my own private quiz night for friends but never tried any of the trivia nights in Toronto. I’ve only heard good things. I was a regular pub quizzer a few years back when I lived in London, UK. You’d find me at The Settle Inn in Archway almost every Tuesday!

How do you choose the categories?

I look for categories broad enough to give me enough material to work with, and diverse enough to give people with different interests an equal opportunity. Some of the categories are based on Netflix viewing features; for example, the genre/sub-genres it suggests, like “Action thrillers featuring a strong female lead.”

What kind of prizes will you be giving out?

We’ll hand out a 6-packs courtesy of Amsterdam to each category winning team, of which there will be four. There’ll be another prize for the team with the highest score overall, but that one’s a surprise.

What kind of questions can we expect?

I try to write questions in a way that lets everybody take a really good guess. Even if you don’t know the answer, I want you to have fun trying to work it out. I often base questions on fun facts about the content, too, to make the answers more interesting.

What do you watch on Netflix?

I watch everything on Netflix, from TV to film to documentaries to cartoons. I’m currently making my way through old episodes of Law & Order. And Justice League on weekends! The last documentary I watched was Black Fish. The last movie was Frances Ha. Actually that’s a lie, I re-watched Star Trek: First Contact the other day. Classic.

What category do you think you’d be best at, if you could play?

If there was a category dedicated to The Craft, I’d definitely win that.


Netflix Pub Quiz is happening on the first Monday of every month, starting at 7 pm. More info can be found at the event page, here. So get watching, come out, and show off your nerdiness.

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