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Netflix-What’s On?

I’m not quite sure how we would have stayed sane with the horrendous weather we’ve had over the last couple of months had it not been for Netflix. We had some lovely afternoons snuggled up in front of the fire watching movies with the children, what winter months are made for surely.

All of the children (okay….and me too!!) are Toy Story fans, for the two smallest ones, it was their first time watching and they were enthralled by Woody, Buzz & Co. All three Toy Story movies are available to view now and make for a highly entertaining afternoon or two.

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The children have  also watched Up, Chicken Run, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Planes.

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The smaller children have been delighted with Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, a second series of Peppa Pig, Dino Trux, the charming Ella the Elephant with her magic hat and catchy theme tune, and of course Harry’s beloved Paw Patrol.

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The older kids (when they can get control of the coveted remote) have been watching Richie Rich, The Haunted Hathaways and Bindi’s Bootcamp.

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Once Upon a Time has become a firm favourite with the teen.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Saving Mr. Banks, it captured my attention but wasn’t heavy viewing either. I’d certainly recommend it, it gives fascinating insight to the life of P.L. Travers, the lady who created Mary Poppins. Colin Farrell, cast as the authors father, gives a fantastic performance.

Along with the rest of the world it would seem, Mr. Simply Homemade & I are currently serving time, well 10 hours at least, with Steven Avery as we watch over the bizarre events that unfolded in Netflix Docu-series Making A Murderer. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure this would be something I would really watch, but I am addicted, as is himself beside me on the couch. This is real ‘wow’ stuff, with a few ‘What the eff’s’ thrown in as well; highly highly recommended viewing if you haven’t started watching it yet!

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If all of that isn’t enough, there is more…….

Watch Out For:

 Love – Premieres globally Friday, February 19, 2016

Love follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid.  Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. 

Flaked – Premieres globally Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:01am (Irish Time)

Flaked is the serio-comic story of Chip, a celebrated long-time resident of the insular world of Venice, California who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel. Five-time Emmy Award nominee Will Arnett plays Chip, a man doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies. Flaked is a Netflix production.

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House of Cards – Premieres Friday, March 4, 2016

Fourth installment of the acclaimed and award-winning drama, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

The Ranch – First 10-episodes premiere globally Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:01am (Irish Time)

Set in present day on a Colorado ranch, this multi-camera comedy series stars Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott and Debra Winger. The show follows Colt’s (Kutcher) return home after a brief and failed semi- pro football career to run the family ranching business with his older brother Jameson “Rooster” (Masterson) and father Beau (Elliott), whom he hasn’t seen in 15 years. Winger stars as Colt’s and Rooster’s mother, Maggie, who runs the local town bar. 

 

 

Lost & Found Music Studios – Premieres globally on Friday, April 1 at 8:01am (Irish Time)

This sounds like it’s right up my middle girl’s street, I reckon she’ll really enjoy it. As part of the expanding slate for tweens and teens, Lost & Found Music Studios is a live action series about a group of talented teenage musicians who struggle to find their authentic sound and place in the world as they hone their craft at a prestigious music studio. In each episode, young artists navigate the ups and downs of the music industry, as they find their way to love, inspiration, and redemption. After all, the next hit song could be just one heartbreak away.

There is so much more to come from Netflix, I look forward to sharing all the latest Netflix news with you in 2016, including this, which I am really looking forward to…….

As a member of the Netflix Ireland Stream Team I have received complimentary Netflix membership and in return will be featuring Netflix related blog posts. All opinions are my own!

 

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