Brrrrrrrrr, It’s Cold!

Polar vortex. Bomb cyclone. Snow in Florida. Here in Chicago, we have had a “feels like” temperature of -15° since Christmas. I don’t know about you, but I’m staying inside…under a few blankies…until this nonsense goes away. For entertainment, we’ve gone bowling, played Eucher, Yahzee, and Tri-Onomos and watched a lot of TV.

What to watch on Netflix

Until The Frame arrived, Netflix, Hulu, Firesticks, Chromecasting, Amazon Prime Videos…it was all foreign tech to me. None of that fanciness worked on our old TV. Most of the time it was old reruns of Alf while scrolling through Instagram. But now, post Frame arrival, I’ve gotten up close and personal with binged watching full seasons and now understand why Netflix cheating can cause minor issues. Here’s what The Boy and I have been watching and what’s next on our list during the big chill.

MORE AFTER THE JUMP…

 

Stranger Things
I first heard of Stranger Things while watching an episode of Ridiculousness on MTV. Gaten Matarazzo was the celebrity guest, and let me tell you, that kid was hilarious. He made me belly laugh so hard, I knew immediately that I had to check out the show. Not too long after, Marianne said ummmmm, dude! How have you not watched this show? It’s kids on bikes, Goonies, ET, and Poltergeist all wrapped up into one neat package.

 

After the first episode, we were hooked. The second night, I couldn’t stop watching. The Boy went to bed and said, “Go ahead an watch another one. It’s okay, I’ll catch up.” So I did…and then another one, and another one, and another one…oopsies! The next night, I had to rewatched it with him. We finished both seasons in under 2 weeks. Word of warning, when “scary” parts happen, the background music gets very loud. If you have small children wait for them to fall asleep or you will have a curly haired 5 year old standing in her bed screaming, “I WANT DADDY!!!!!”

The Crown
I started watching this shortly after Meghan Markle said yes. The Crown is a biographical story about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and it’s chucked full of royal scandals, backstabbing and betrayal that’s completely fascinating. And don’t even get me started on the beautiful set design.

 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
I had no idea this show existed until 2 nights and ago, and since I’ve had it mentioned 2 more times. It’s a comedy about a housewife in the 1950s who decides she wants to be a stand-up comedian. Foul mouthed and empowering…right up my alley.

 

Ozark
Anything staring Jason Bateman has me all in. He plays a financial planner who happens to be the top money launderer for a drug cartel in Mexico. Oh, and his business partner gets murdered. Yep, I’m hooked.

 

GLOW
If you were a child of the 80s, you might remember watching the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. GLOW is a look at how the woman were treated then (and now) in the entertainment industry. If the soundtrack is anything like Stranger Things, well, then it’s gonna rock you like a hurricane.

 

Grace and Frankie
It’s abundantly clear I’m a bit behind on this whole Netflix thing. I just discovered Grace and Frankie (BTDubs, it’s in its 4th season) and boy does it look hilarious! Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson leave their wives, Lily Tomlin and Jan Fonda because they have decided they love each other and want to get married. Come on. This looks like a masterpiece with masters.

 

If you already have watched these, what’s your favorite show? Please share in the comments…I’d love a few more suggestions.

 

13 Comments

  1. Mary January 3, 2018

    I thought my household were the only ones that watched Alf!! We got a fire stick for Christmas & have only watched a few things. Maybe if I could put my tablet down & get my nose out of IG I would watch more things.

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    • kyla January 4, 2018

      LOL, gotta watch Alf! And I’m the same way. I’m too into my pone to watch TV =)

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  2. Cheril January 3, 2018

    Peaky Binders!! Omg.

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    • kyla January 4, 2018

      I heard that show was amazing too, but it slipped my mind for this post. It’s on my list…no forgetting this time.

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  3. Cheril January 3, 2018

    Peaky Blinders.

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  4. Marie January 4, 2018

    Suggestions for you: Friends from College, Schitts Creek, Mr. Robot, The Durrell’s in Corfu, The Great British Baking Show, Grand Designs, Bloodline, and Riverdale. I watch too much tv 🙂

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    • kyla January 4, 2018

      I swear it’s like a whole new world that has opened up for me! Thanks for the suggestions!

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  5. Trish January 4, 2018

    Oh girl we have much the same in taste! I’m watching stranger things and the crown right now interspersed with sex and the city If you love Ozarks ( which I did) watch bloodline!!!!

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    • kyla January 7, 2018

      I still love Sex In The City! LOVE LOVE LOVE! You should also check out Vice Principals (HBO). I completely forgot to include it.

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  6. JoAnn January 4, 2018

    Check out Big Little Lies. Reese is so good in it and the soundtrack is melancholy.

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    • kyla January 7, 2018

      Oh Big Little Lies is a-mazing! I may be crazy, but I thought I heard they are making a 2nd season?????

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  7. Mindy January 4, 2018

    I’ve been watching Travelers on Netflix & really loving it. Definitely helping get through the blizzard hitting Boston right now.

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    • kyla January 7, 2018

      Oh! I’ll have to check that one out! Stay warm out there. I heard you got a good amount of snow.

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