Man it’s cold outside today in Toronto. As the weekend approaches, the forecast says, let’s stay in and watch something. But what? Well thankfully Netflix seems to reload the library so often now, it’s actually hard to keep up.
The other bonus for the parents is, the kids have taken a break from Netflix as they are hooked on some Ranger Rob show that airs on cable (gasp). Not to worry Netflix people, they have not forgotten about you and will be back as soon as Ranger Rob runs out of adventures.
Happy holidays. Happy year end. Happy binge-watching.
You know what’s great about having your own blog? You can write whatever you want and rank things in the exact order you want. No group or team to please. No algorythms to follow. Just what I think.
With 2017 coming to an end, I thought it would be fun to look back at my Netflix viewing history and rank the 10 best things I watched over the past 12 months.
As a member of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam it’s easy to get buried in kid’s programming and what I should be looking out for as a parent.
But let’s be real. Every parent needs their own time and their own shows to binge-watch when that precious amount of time becomes present. As you all know, time to watch TV can be a real battle, so Netflix has been a God Send for creating your own viewing schedule. No waiting a week for the next episode. How did parents of previous generations do it?
So, let’s stop with the formalities and get to the year in review and of course my overall Top 10 rankings.
Yes, yes, I am a member of the Netflix Streamteam. Yes, I am supposed to be sharing my experiences about what the family is watching, how we are watching it, where we are watching it and how much of it we are watching.
You could say I have been slacking on most of this since the calendar flipped into summer mode. But I want it to be known, Netflix is still like another family member in our house. It’s right up there with heat and water. But unlike heat and water, Netflix keeps getting better and better and no crazy rate hikes.
So what have we been binge watching? What has our butts glued to the couch? Well here is a list of what the family has been enjoying during our current summer bender on Netflix.
For those who follow the blog each month, you know I post something related to Netflix and kids. Each month the team at Netflix shares a theme that we write about and try to tie it to our family and viewing experiences.
This month, I have to admit, the theme just doesn’t stick for my situation.
For your March post, share which female Netflix characters your kids connect with and how they have made a positive impact.
Now, the obvious is, I don’t have girls and my boys will make a face if I ask who their fave female characters are.
Secondly, when our sons watch Netflix, I am not in the mindset to really focus on what my kids are taking away from it. Yes, call me a bad parent, but it’s the truth. I am probably dozing with my eyes open.
They, like me, watch Netflix to turn the brain off and just enjoy 22 minutes of entertainment. Whether it’s Saturday morning or a quick cartoon before bed, it’s a time to just relax.
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.