Netflix has acquired backlash for sure exhibits that subscribers really feel are selling pseudoscience. This got here underneath explicit scrutiny with the recognition of Gwyneth Paltrow’s “The Goop Lab.” Earlier than every episode of “The Goop Lab” got here this: “The next sequence is designed to entertain and inform — not present medical recommendation.”
The present focuses on issues like vitality therapeutic, psychic mediums, and various medication. But even with the disclaimer earlier than the episode, “The Goop Lab” did all the things it may to offer itself a way of scientific authority. The present would promote fastidiously chosen case research and it gave voices to people crediting various therapies with making their lives higher. None of which had any scientific credibility.
“The Goop Lab” wasn’t the one Netflix present to advertise such weird beliefs. A 2017 hit documentary known as “What The Well being” was rife with fastidiously chosen research and wholly deceptive information. One other 2017 documentary known as “The Magic Tablet” specializing in the advantages of the ketogenic food regimen was additionally vastly flawed on this space.
Many argued that this type of pseudoscience was (and is) extra befitting of conspiracy theorists on YouTube somewhat than a critical streaming platform.