Our boys love screens. Our boys love superheroes. Our boys love silly. So, with that said, the movie Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie checks all the boxes in our house. Have you seen it? For those who missed it in theatres, it is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray as well as digitally on itunes.
For a classic family film, this one is great to sit and watch with the kids. It has laughs and a few catch phrases that will stick for a while.
For those not familiar with Underpants, it is based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey. The outrageous comedy tells the story of two overly imaginative best friends. Yes, now you can see why our boys are fans. They are like the two main characters, just brothers.
Catchy title eh? Don’t worry. It’s not what you think? I don’t have the energy to pull that off. I am quite happy with one special person in my life.
No, the title is referring to cheating on the person you binge watch Netflix shows with. Yes, it’s true. A recent study shows 46% of the people polled, will venture on with a show and not wait for their partner.
So how do we get around that sticky situation at our house? It’s easy. We have our own shows. No waiting around required.
Currently my wife is blitzing through every episode of Scandal she can get her hands on, while I am spending time with The Fall.
As October starts to creep into the picture, it’s hard to believe that school has been going full force for almost a month. For our boys, the days are long, but they are fun and busy. How do they unwind after a day of learning, playing and being busy – they come home, turn on the Netflix and zone out with a snack.
From roughly 5:45pm to 6:30pm most weekdays, our two are in front of the TV enjoying one of their fave shows and having a small snack before dinner. Their brains are mush, so it’s good to keep it light. Their tummies are grumbly, so it’s all about priming them for a good dinner.
This time is also great for mom and dad to actually talk about the day without being interrupted. All is great for 45 minutes. It is a peaceful time for everyone to change into comfy clothes and silently enjoy each other’s company.
If there is one thing Netflix has done, it has moved the word “binge” into our daily language. Few like to brag about binge eating all the chips in their house, our binge drink all the wine in the cupboard. But man, we sure like to let everyone know when we binge watched a show on Netflix while ignoring the live and people around us.
It’s almost like a badge of honour. Only watch one show at a time? That seems pretty amateur these days. Ignore the kids, friends, bills, chores, laundry, cleanliness, grass and everything else and throw down six eps. of Suits in a day instead. We have all done it right?
Now Netflix has released actual data to back up our habits. They call it the Netflix Binge Scale. On a side note, I am pretty glad Lays does not do the same for eating chips.
Here it is.