what I’m watching: lighthearted laughs edition


As a member of the Netflix Stream Team, each month I get to share what I’m streaming on Netflix. What should I watch next?


So I’ll just start by saying that I REALLY wanted to watch the new Tig Notaro documentary, Tig, before I wrote this, but I just have not had time. It’s been a busy couple of weeks with BlogHer and family visiting from out of town. But I’m coming for you, Tig! *shakes fists at the heavens*


So here is where you guys get to say I TOLD YOU SO, because I finally sat down and pulled up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and I love it! I am obsessed with New York City, even more so now that I actually spend a few days there. Sometimes I hesitate to jump on bandwagons, but there’s a reason everyone else is on the wagon. Because the wagon is awesome!


Thanks to the genius that is Tina Fey, Kimmy Schmidt has the same fun wit and humor of 30 Rock. The characters are hilarious and multi-layered, and the shenanigans in which they get themselves are guffaw-worthy. Jane Krakowski is one of my favorite TV comedic actresses, and her portrayal of the uppity Jaqueline Voorhees is not to be missed.

Christian and I had been looking for a comedy to watch together, after way too many serious series like Mad Men and The Walking Dead and Bloodline. We needed to laugh, and Kimmy makes us LAUGH. So if you’ve been holding out on Kimmy, get with the program.

almost famous posterDialing it back a few years, I was scrolling through and saw one of my favorite movies: Almost Famous. We saw this in the theater years ago (it came out in 2000!), and I continued to think about it for days afterward. I bought the soundtrack and played it constantly in my college painting classes. I wanted to shirk all my responsibilities and take off on a tour bus with a scruffy band. But alas, I ended up graduating college, getting a job, getting married, having kids, and here I am, 15 years later, watching the movie again and thinking that if one of my kids ever has an opportunity like that, I hope to channel my inner Elaine Miller and say, GO.


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  1. OMG that Tig documentary was so amazing.
    Kimmy, I watched that back in March and when I saw you were watching it this week I was all OMG LEIGH ANN, ummm it’s been on Netflix for like four months.


    It’s all good.

    I know you’re busy.
    By the way, Ella loves Kimmy….I AM SUCH A BAD MOM.

    1. I KNOW. I honestly just tend to shy away from new things until everyone else in the world tells me I need to get on it. I cannot WAIT to watch Tig.

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