what I’m watching: what were we thinking? edition

As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, each month I share my favorite things to stream online. 


I haven’t been watching much of anything new lately on the Netflix. I’ve been deeply entrenched in Friday Night Lights. Yes, STILL. I’m in the middle of season 2, and I’ve determined that Tami Taylor can do no wrong, Tim Riggins is a just misunderstood puppy, and Julie Taylor is the most annoying TV character ever. I love it.

So much of the streaming exploration these days has been happening at the hands of my children. I’m not going to lie, the day they learned to work the remote and navigate Netflix was a magical one. But it also means I have a little less control over what they are watching. Depending on how much I am paying attention. I mean, JK, I am always paying attention! LOLOLOL!

larva netflixSo one day they discovered this show called Larva and chose to watch episode after episode instead of our usual Saturday night movie. It’s a Korean animated show about two silly worms in a sewer – glamorous, I know – and their many silly escapades. Each episode contains several short cartoons, filled with lots of physical comedy. And lots of farting. Naturally, they love it. Christian and I…may be rethinking this. After this next short where the red worm eats some nasty crumbs that fall down the sewer grate and toots uncontrollably on the yellow worm. (Spoiler alert: In season 2 they are upgraded to a nice apartment in the city!)

monster high frights camera actionThen when Claire was sick with the flu, I let her lay in my bed and watch whatever she wanted while I worked. She chose…every single Monster High movie in the entire Netflix archives. I never intended to get my girls into Monster High. I cringed a little when Claire received a doll for her birthday last year, but it immediately became her very favorite thing – and still is. She was even a character for Halloween. And the cartoons aren’t terrible, aside from the short skirts and impossibly high heels that no one – even monsters – would ever wear in high school. Then again, it’s been a while since I was in high school.



the interview netflixFinally, the other night, bereft of other appealing options to agree on, we found ourselves watching The Interview with Seth Rogan and James Franco. It was….a Seth Rogan and James Franco movie. A Seth Rogan and James Franco movie that I am really glad I did not pay to see. But to be honest, you gotta know what you’re going in to when you dial up a Seth Rogan/James Franco flick. Let’s just say we weren’t watching it to gain knowledge and increase brain cells. I’m pretty sure it was the opposite of that.




So yes, that’s about it. I’m bummed that I don’t have any great recommendations for everyone, because I usually like to find the hidden gems on Netflix. But our Netflix viewing was kind of a bust this month. Mainly because I have been gobbling up Friday Night Lights at any given chance. #sorrynotsorry

In other Netflix news, there is some really fun stuff that has come out that my kids have also checked out and heartily approved.

the adventures of puss in boots netflixThe Adventures of Puss in Boots has the fun spirit of the movie, but with new characters and adventures for Puss and his boots. I am a sucker for that damn cat.






snow buddiesSnow Buddies is the next up in a long line of Buddies movies that my girls are all crazy about. Puppies will never not be cute. Puppies in show? Oh em gee.






What have you been watching lately?

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  1. I’ve never seen Friday Night Lights and am afraid to start for fear I won’t be able to stop. Farting sewer worms? Sounds like something my kid would loove.

  2. I have never seen Friday Night Lights and know I would love it.
    This is why I love Netflix, I can watch Air Bud and Friday Night Lights in the same day and not feel guilty about it.

  3. The Buddy movies are, basically, on repeat, in our house. I’ll admit that Super Buddies is FAR easier to take than Treasure Buddies. Though I think Snow Buddies must be new to the Netflix lineup . . . which means the kids will find it.

    Speaking of finding, there is SO MUCH on Netflix that, well, how the heck do the kids end up with Korean-animated worms farting on each other?

  4. Is Friday Nights good then? I was considering it but ended up getting more Modern Family, Parenthood and True Detective. I still buy the DVD series because we can’t hook up to Netflix with our TV yet.

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