Channeling the Leading Ladies of Netflix

Leading Ladies of Netflix

If there was ever a time that we needed to send a positive message to the young women of the world, it seems now is an ideal time. We all know what happened on Nov. 8. It happened. Instead of having the first female president, well, you know what we have.

While trying to digest, comprehend and figuring out what is next, maybe it’s time to turn off the Twitter, stop reading articles on how we should feel and just enjoy a few Netflix shows that showcase women who don’t’ let the dark days get them down.

Yes, put on some cozy clothes, get comfy on the couch and take a break from what’s going on in the world.

Netflix hosts a wide variety of series that capture the vibrancy of modern womanhood, whether it’s the solidarity expressed by the diverse inmates on Orange Is the New Black, the inspired efforts of a tenacious young Queen in The Crown, the emotional and physical strength of Jessica Jones or the outspoken, unfiltered wit of Chelsea Handler as she relates to women across multiple generations. These characters represent diverse and complex backgrounds that reflect the idea of “empowerment” in numerous ways.

In honour of the newest leading female character on Netflix, Queen Elizabeth II, a few leading women of Netflix originals have drafted notes to their younger selves – and everyone everywhere – highlighting some of the universal truths, challenges and wisdom that transcend place and time, that modern women everywhere can relate to.

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5 of My Favourite Halloween Costumes Inspired by Netflix

As the candy bags start to dwindle in size, I am finally getting around to my Halloween post for October. Yes I have been a bad #streamteam member but for this blog entry it actually works in my favour to be running behind. Now that it is a week after Halloween, I have seen all the best costumes and enjoyed all the effort some mega Netflix watchers went to.

Every time I checked Facebook or Instagram, there was a new frontrunner for costume that rocked and cleary came from the mind of a Netflix binge artist.

As my kids did not use Netflix as their inspiration this year I had to go to the Internet. In case you are wondering, they were a Gorilla and Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays.

All ready to rock on Earnbridge. #halloween #pillar #gorilla

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So without further delay, let’s get to the awesomeness.

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Netflix New Releases: The Crown Starts Nov. 4

Looking for a new series to get your binge on with? Why not go royal with the latest Netflix original to hit the small screen. The Crown.

My wife and I recently got to attend an exclusive screening of the first two episodes and I have to say, it pulled me in. I can’t wait to watch the other 8 episodes. I also read there are 6 seasons planned. That’s a lot of Queen.

For those who don’t know, The Crown, details the life of Queen Elizabeth starting just before she becomes the Queen. The budget is big, the cast is amazing and it’s a show I can see doing very well with viewers and awards.

It was also cool to hear a few of the characters answer questions at the event in Toronto.

The Crown will start streaming on Nov. 4th in Canada.


#NowOnNetflix – October 2016

I don’t know about you but I don’t have time to keep up with what is coming and going on Netflix. Luckily, being part of the #StreamTeam helps. Each month they send out this handy list of all the new shows and movies and when they start. There is also a short list of the shows and movies that are being removed.

Just looking over this list, my boys will be happy with new episodes of Teen Titans Go and Dino Trux. For me, well, you can’t go wrong with a Kill Bill marathon. What are you excited to see in October?

#NowOnNetflix – October 2016

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A Life Less Ordinary

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter

Determined to live “a life less ordinary,” Robert, a down-and-out-janitor, kidnaps narcissistic heiress Celine in hopes of pulling in a big ransom.

All Good Things

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella

After real-estate scion David wed middle-class Katie against the wishes of his father, suspicions of murder fall on the heir when Katie vanishes.

And So It Goes

Cast: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jones

When he’s obliged to take over the care of a previously unknown granddaughter, wealthy and self-absorbed Oren is suddenly in need of major help.

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