It’s been a while since we’ve shared a list of the items we’re loving lately, so we’re especially excited to hop right to it today. Here are the current things that are adding a boost of appreciation and inspiration to our lives: Continue reading
I am 100% what present-day society would refer to as a “binge watcher.” I have been known to watch full seasons of TV shows in one day, or one weekend if the season is particularly long. And while my binge watching isn’t limited to Netflix, most of it occurs there. The streaming service not only has some of my favorite older TV shows to binge, but also new, original programs that have been wonderful: Marvel’s Jessica Jones, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Stranger Things and Master of None, to name a few (because trust that I could go on).
But I kind of feel like Netflix is totally killing me.
You may be thinking, “Well, binge watching definitely contributes to a sedentary lifestyle, but it’s probably illegal to say Netflix itself is killing you.” And you’d be right. But that’s not where I’m going with this. Continue reading
By Eliza David
I just turned 38 a few days ago.
That’s an odd way to start off this post but it’s significant. Stay with me on this.
According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, I was born just in time to qualify to be a member of Generation X. I grew up in the Eighties and can remember a few epic moments of pop culture from my childhood. Continue reading
There is something about watching a well-researched and beautifully-filmed documentary that refreshes my desire to be a life-long learner. If a topic peaks my interest, I generally head to the library to find a book to read but a documentary fills in the visual gap, adding the images and emotion that a book cannot. Over this past year, thanks to Netflix, I have discovered and watched seven excellent documentaries that everyone could benefit from watching. Continue reading
Perhaps, if you haven’t yet watched any of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend it’s because you’ve been put off by the name of the show, assuming, like I initially did, that it would mess of tired female clichés and a shrewish main character with no basis in reality.
But I couldn’t have been more wrong. Well, except for the last part.
Rebecca Bunch, played by the amazing Rachel Bloom, has a hard time staying strictly in reality, but it’s her fantastical music numbers that she uses to process her world that make the show so damn entertaining. It’s a show that’s self-aware, even calling out the term “crazy ex-girlfriend” as being a sexist term, and using “crazy” in general as being pejorative. Continue reading
By De Elizabeth
Fans of The Bachelor franchise come in a handful of varieties. There are those who love the show fully ironically, who enjoy live-tweeting, laughing at the ridiculously lavish dates, and gaping at all the dramaaaaa. On the flipside, there are fans who are genuinely into the show, who are rooting for the bachelor or bachelorette to find their one true love, who are truly disappointed when (or if) they break up a few months later. And then there are some fans who might fall directly in between – the ones who get into it, but know it’s a heavily edited television show to take with a grain of salt. I’ve always considered myself one of those in-between fans. Continue reading
A very merry early Christmas to us, season 2 of Fuller House is returning to Netflix today! And you better believe we’ll be cozying up on the couch this weekend to catch up with our favorite fictional childhood family. We’re quick to admit the storylines are cheesy, and Lord knows, we’re still wondering how Danny afforded that $4 million Victorian home. Let’s be real, hosting Wake Up, San Francisco was a good gig and all, but not that good of a gig. Continue reading