Sunday 15 November 2015

Netflix - It just gets Better and Better

I'm not a big one for going out at night nowadays.  Each month I like at least one night out with my husband and probably every other month I'll go out with some girlfriends but that is about it, well unless you count my Monday night Spanish class but it is not exactly a big night out!

It's therefore really important to me to have some good TV to watch for those evenings when dh is at work or when I just need to completely relax and zone out. Netflix is my answer to this and over the last 18 months it has been a Godsend, we don't have Sky and we can't get cable due to where we live and thus on demand TV is what we have.

I written quite a lot about my love affair with Netflix, I truly think it is such fantastic value at £5.99 a month, I mean really, what else can you do for 6 quid?  not even go to the cinema once.

Every so often I get an email from Netflix and rather than annoy me, I love it as it flags a film or series that it thinks I might like based on my ongoing viewing preferences and it cleverly builds up a picture of what I like and do not like based on programmes I have watched and rated. It also acts as a reminder for me to head into Netflix and to explore what is new one there and add some new watches to my list.

I received one of those emails this week and it alerted me that Big Momma's House had been added to Netflix and I don't know about you but I think that is a classic.  Such a great family film and one I'll share with the kids and a bucket of popcorn one chilly evening when we cuddle up for some family time. It is a 12 and that's older than my girls but I can't recollect anything in it that concerns me. I'll need to have a little google and see why it is rated as that.

Saving Mr Banks - I've never got round to seeing this film and it achieved so much critical acclaim that I know I need to, Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson has to be a winning formula, doesn't it? It is a biographical tale and I'm so interested to see how Walt Disney approached the author of Mary Poppins and tried to persuade her to allow it to become a Disney film.

Suits - This was one of the first series that I watched on Netflix and I absolutely fell in Love with it. It still sits up there as a firm favourite for me, so every time a new season is added, I d a little whoop for joy. There are currently three seasons live and I promise you won't be disappointed if you like handsome lawyers, interesting story lines and some great ongoing love stories.

Life Unexpected - When I first watched this series there was just one season on Netflix and then browsing today I see another has been added so that is my cooking viewing (I watch as I cook tea each day) sorted for the next 13 nights! It is a great series as it is so different to anything else out there, do start at the beginning so you know Lux's history.

Beasts of No Nation - I've not seen this Netflix original film yet and I don't think it will be one for the faint hearted but I'm never one to turn away just because I might be hurt by what I see. This is the tale of Agu, a young West-African boy whose family has been torn apart by civil war. He is picked up by a mercenary gang and trained into a child solider. I fully expect it to be heart breaking but starring Idris Elba I know it will be realistic and sympathetically done.

Do let me know what your top recommendations are at the moment and I can check them out and maybe add them to my list.

Thanks, Mich x

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