In new TV seasons past I have opted to stick with the shows already in my rotation because, frankly, this mom’s a busy girl and even I have trouble keeping up with a bunch of new shows that are just going to get cancelled anyways (I’m looking at you Limitless) no matter how much I come to love them.
This year I’m opening my TV loving heart up to some new experiences, and Netflix is making me feel like a kid in a candy store this year by putting out a bunch of huge new shows. HUGE.
First let’s start with…
I’m only one episode in and I’m already in love. They had me at the first barbershop scene. This show is everything a modern superhero show should be. The perfect (and perfect looking, I’m not gonna lie) example of great strength and great responsibility and all that. Appropriate amounts of good vs. evil, gangs and crooked politicians, good guys and gals, and did I mention Mike Colter as Luke Cage?
The stellar cast also includes Alfre Woodard, Rosario Dawson, Simone Missick, Mahershala Ali, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley and Frankie Faison. I can’t wait to binge watch the rest of these now that baseball season is over for my beloved Blue Jays.
“After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.”
As a child of the 80’s I approve of this TV show. I’m not quite sure what else to say about it but if you’re a person of a certain age *cough*40’s*cough* and watched any movies at all when you were a kid, you’ll totally get this show. Plus, the sets, costumes, hair, nostalgia, it’s all good. Again, I’ve only watched the first two episodes because my kids insist on eating dinner every night (not even sure what that’s all about… I kid of course, but seriously, all that momming gets in the way of my TV watching), but I can’t wait to find out about all this stuff people keep talking about. Something about the underside and a girl who likes waffles? I don’t know, but it all sounds like a good time to me.
“A love letter to the ’80s supernatural classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.”
And Coming Soon…
I’m a huge lover of all things British Monarchy and I love that Netflix is taking on the story of the British Royal Family. Just the trailer for The Crown gives me chills. I can’t wait for this one to start in November.
Starring Clare Foy as The Queen, this one show is looking like one I’m probably going to binge watch more than once. I haven’t even seen one episode and I’m already putting it up there with my love of The Tudors and The Royals (don’t judge me). Yes, very different ends of the TV spectrum, but did I mentioned how much I love all things British Monarchy?
“The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
Each season of The Crown will explore the political rivalries and personal intrigues across a decade of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, exploring the delicate balance between her private world and public life.
Season one begins with a 25-year-old Princess faced with the daunting prospect of leading the most famous monarchy in the world while forging a relationship with the domineering, war-hardened Prime Minister Winston Churchill.”
In other news, I’m looking forward to some weekend movie watching with the kids. Netflix has an amazing collection of Disney films for kids of all ages. Plus, they get most Disney movies within a year of the theatrical release date so I get to watch newish movies with the kids even if I didn’t get to watch with them in the theaters.
My Disney Favourites This Month:
A brilliant retelling of the other side of the Snow White fairy tale. And, in my opinion, my better version. Angelina Jolie is wonderful as the title character.
This is the peanut’s bread and butter. Put this on for him and I can cook a whole meal start to finish without stepping on anyone.
The preshus’s pick, this one made him laugh all the way from start to finish. So adorable.
I’m a member of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam and receive compensation for these posts in the form of a Netflix membership and streaming device. Of course as always, my opinions are my own. That said, I’m happy as a clam to post about Netflix goings-ons because if you know anything about me, it’s that I watch a LOT of tv and even the peanut knows to hit the pause button on my iPad before he asks me for help to go potty.