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New Year, New Netflix? #StreamTeam

Each new year, I have good intentions like the majority of you do.
Lose some weight, try some new things, maybe get a new haircut, maybe even look at life from a different perspective.
I swear I had good intentions on January 1.
Enter the week of January 20.

For example, I had some really cool stuff I had planned on watching on my Netflix list.
I was gonna be all smart and worldly in 2016.
Hang with the big dogs.
Know what is in the food I eat and junk.
I had loads and loads of documentaries that didn’t involve the Filipino lead singer of Journey WHICH IS A TOTALLY INSPIRING STORY, BY THE WAY.
I had the British Baking Show because, you know, British.
I even added The Grifters because I have never seen it, John Cusack and smart people seem to love crap like that.

Have I watched any of those?
Nope.
Okay, so I did watch one half of an episode of The British Baking Show with my seven-year-old over Christmas break.
Only because she was watching it with me.
She makes me smarter, honestly.
If I am alone?
I can sit and watch Kartrashians for HOURS.
I need help.

First, I got stuck under Making A Murderer, so there is that.
By the way, thank you Netflix.
I still haven’t forgiven you for that one yet.
I think I still have an eye twitch that won’t go away for all-nighter we pulled to watch that the week after Christmas.
SPOILER ALERT- HE GETS REALLY, REALLY HAIRY.

Second, I get distracted because there are too many choices.
Is it just me or can you spend a solid two hours going through all of the selections and adding them to your list?
THEN you realize that it is 10 at night and you are sleepy?
Then I get to bed and I am no longer sleepy after getting into my jammies and brushing my teeth, so I put on Netflix again.
Do I put on the smart documentary about saving the planet?
Nope.
Man V. Food because I just know he is gonna puke this time!!
I JUST KNOW IT.

I suggested to my teenage daughter the other morning that I want to start watching a show with her because I need her to help me stay focused.
I realize I am asking my teenager to help her grown adult mother to stay focused but I also love the bonding that comes along with it as well so the benefits are two-fold.
She looked at me like I had lobsters coming out of my ears.
No, she looked at me as if I had asked to tag along with her and her friends on their Friday night hang out at Bdubs.

I can do this.
Intelligent dramas.
Documentaries that teach us something.
Socially responsible sitcoms.
Oooh! Lookie!!
Degrassi has a new show!!!

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. Meaning, for the next year, once a month I will be writing posts about how my family is using our Netflix. They provided me with a Roku and a voucher for my Netflix account.

 

I love to write about my family, John Hughes, tacos and Bruce Hornsby. Not necessarily in that order.

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