Netflix cheating rampant (and a confession) #StreamTeam

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Do you stream shows ahead of your partner? That’s Netflix cheating. And it’s more common than you might think. According to a study released this week by Netflix, 46% of streaming couples around the world have cheated on their partner, and 60% would do it again if they knew they’d get away with it. I’m ashamed to admit I’m one of them.  Continue reading “Netflix cheating rampant (and a confession) #StreamTeam”

Netflix and other preoccupations

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Some decisions should be easier than others, but when you’re riddled with anxiety they all seem to carry the weight of the world. Like this month I was back and forth (and back and forth!) about whether to let the kids watch Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events before finally deciding they’re not ready for it. (Especially my seven-year-old. He’s a sensitive little guy and I’m sure he’d find it too scary.) I don’t think there’s any harm in waiting another year or two when they’re perfectly happy with the new seasons of Voltron and Home: Adventures With Tip and Oh that debuted this month. It’s not like we’re at a loss for things to watch.  Continue reading “Netflix and other preoccupations”

Five things

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Somehow it’s the end of January already and (not for the first time) we still have our Christmas tree up. As long as there’s more needles on the tree than on the floor, am I right? Something tells me I’m in the minority. But it still smells so good and looks so pretty lit up at night. Plus I’m too lazy to pack up all of the decorations and put them away. Oy vey, so lazy! Here’s a peek at a few things I’ve tried this month and a few things to come. Like Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk And Other Truths About Being Creative. It’s at the top of my to-be-read pile. What’s at the top of yours?  Continue reading “Five things”

Holidays are happier with Trollhunters on Netflix

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everybody! We’ve got dinner in the oven and Christmas music playing on the radio and everyone is chilling in their own way on what’s turned out to be a mostly merry day. But anyone whose got kids home for the holidays knows the holly jolly can only last so long — the threat of boredom looms large with so much time away from school and the usual activities and you’ve got to be quick on your feet with a few strategies to bust those I’ve got nothing to doooooo blues. This year Netflix gave us one the whole family can enjoy: 13 hours of adventure, suspense and imagination with the all-new series Trollhunters.  Continue reading “Holidays are happier with Trollhunters on Netflix”

They’re back! Date night with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

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I never thought I’d say it because she’s growing up too fast already, but today I wish my nine-year-old daughter was just three, maybe four years older so we could watch the Gilmore Girls revival together. (Ideally on one of these babies.) In case you hadn’t heard, the mini series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuted on Netflix today. This is a major bonding opportunity I’m missing out on! And Netflix has the stats to back it up.  Continue reading “They’re back! Date night with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”

Pause for the cause and don’t miss a beat: A Netflix Halloween #StreamTeam

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Alright, people. This is no time for farting around. If you’re manning the door tomorrow night and want to maximize your Halloween viewing, you’ve gotta have a strategy. Prime trick-or-treating time is no time to settle in with Stranger Things — not when you’ve got to pause for the cause (and pause, and pause again) to dole out the goods to all of your costumed visitors. But fear not! Netflix has you covered with its guide to what to watch when, plus a few warm up exercises for those sprints from the couch to the door.  Continue reading “Pause for the cause and don’t miss a beat: A Netflix Halloween #StreamTeam”

When are you hooked on a series? Netflix knows! + Win a three-month subscription

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Well maybe we’re not so different after all. Last week Netflix released the latest set of hooked episodes (the key episode that kept 70% of viewers watching until the end of the first season) of some of the most popular series and discovered that viewing behaviour (and fandom!) around the world is actually quite universal.  Continue reading “When are you hooked on a series? Netflix knows! + Win a three-month subscription”

Canadian, eh? Streaming home-grown talent with Netflix

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Like a lot of people, we had something extra to celebrate this Canada Day: the first day of summer holidays! No more pencils, no more books! (Well not for a few days anyway. We do want to work on James’ reading this summer.) Friday started as all good home days do: with both kids sitting practically on top of each other at the end of the couch nearest to the TV, watching Netflix, followed by a long bike ride downtown, a stop for a shawarma, and back home to hang our flag just before it started to pour. But the rain didn’t spoil our fun, no sir! Not when there’s lego to play with, laundry to put away (fun fun fun!) and Netflix to watch. And we are more than happy to do our part to celebrate all things Canadian by watching our favourite Canadian movies, shows and stars. Here’s some of the CanCon we’re we’re tuning into this July. Continue reading “Canadian, eh? Streaming home-grown talent with Netflix”

Five things

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What are you up to today? It’s raining cats and dogs and frogs outside and I really should run down to Shoppers for some cat food (my guy’s got dry food so he’s not starving or anything, but it’s the wet stuff he really likes) but instead I’m curled up with my laptop here across from my kiddos while they watch episode after episode of Looney Tunes. And I should do some cleaning, but James is having a friend over this afternoon for a playdate so whatever, it can wait. Here’s five things from the past week or so.  Continue reading “Five things”