Disclosure: This post is part of a yearly series in partnership with Netflix. As a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I’ll be sharing ideas throughout the year on some of the best Netflix titles to stream with your family. The content, as always, is whatever streams through my own mind! Hope you enjoy!
Whatcha watching right now?
Between the craziness of last week and the incessant grey skies and chilly temps, about the only thing I feel like doing in the afternoons and evenings is getting lost in a book or hunkering down with the family and getting lost in a good show or a movie.
And while I promise my list of the best books I read last year, along with a fun reading challenge I’m taking on this year, are coming, I thought I’d head into the weekend by sharing some of our favorite things we’re watching these days. I’ve partnered with Netflix for a year as a member of their #StreamTeam. It’s been such a treat for us to have access to the vast Netflix library, especially this winter. Here’s what we’ve been watching and loving lately:
Creeper Dog, a.k.a. Gus, has had an impact on what we watch. While we’ve always loved animal programs, we have a deeper appreciation for them (and much softer hearts!) now that we’re pet owners ourselves. While it’s entertaining, we always seem to glean some helpful information from pet whisperer Cesar Millan. “Cesar 911” and “Leader of the Pack” are both available on Netflix, and give us great insight into the minds of dogs. Maybe one day we’ll get the answer to why Gus can sniff out a Smartwool sock from the deepest corners of our laundry baskets and destroy it within seconds.
“The Adventures of Milo and Otis” was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I’m still a sucker for talking animals, and the kids seem to love it just as much as I did.
Speaking of talking animals, my second favorite talking animal from “Shrek” has his own show exclusively on Netflix now. “The Adventures of Puss in Boots” premiered this month and Eli gives it a big thumbs up! (Sorry, Puss, Donkey will always be my favorite.)
I love that the kids are getting to the age where they not only appreciate, but enjoy a good documentary. There are two in particular that we think are pretty cool, and they both happen to be produced by PBS. One is “Secrets of the Tower of London.” The Tower was one of the highlights of our trip to London last summer. Whether you’ve been or not, it’s fascinating!
The other is more up Elena’s alley. She loves to watch the BBC’s “Sherlock” series (yes, she’s a SuperWhoLock CumberKid). The PBS documentary “How Sherlock Changed the World” is a cool look at how a fictional character managed to have very real impact on modern-day forensics and criminal investigations.
What are some of your favorite movies and shows you’re watching lately? We’d love to add them to our list!