LIFESTYLE | What I'm Watching on Netflix #NaBloPoMo

This is what I love about #NaBloPoMo - sharing something completely unrelated to my usual content that is a huge part of my life and that is Netflix! I never thought the day would come when Canada would finally have access to some truly decent shows and now I often don't know where to begin so I have grudgingly accepted that Netflix recommendations CAN be quite useful. Like many of you, I watch a lot of Netflix, but wanted to share what I have been watching over the past month!

1. The Witcher

Ok yes, you get to see a fair amount of Henry Cavill in the buff and while I've liked the guy since seeing him in The Tudors and more recently in Mission Impossible (unfortunately wasn't a fan of him in Superman), I really enjoyed his performance playing Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher. I am familiar with the video game, but didn't know it was based on a series of books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. While some of you might not be into the whole lore of magic, monsters, potions and witches, I found each episode (with the exception of one) entertaining especially because there is always a monster of sorts in each. There is even a dragon and a genie! 

2. Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America!

If you like comedy like Ali Wong, while Ronny Chieng definitely talks way less about vaginas and buttholes, the cultural observations are hilarious. I've never really watched an Asian male comedian and obviously being Chinese, I relate to the jokes quite a bit. This special touches on so many things like family dynamics, US politics, state mottos (I loved this bit) and Asian attitudes towards American issues. He barely smiles, his tone is gruff and his delivery is blunt. I LOVE it.

3. Lost in Space

My husband was the one who started watching this show and it reminds me a lot of Battlestar Galactica from a few years ago, but with a warm family aspect and much more humour. The series follows the Robinson Family and their journey to get to Alpha Centauri while being stranded on an unknown planet and battling killer robots. This series is an updated version of the 1812 novel, The Swiss Family Robinson, and while I have my moments of hate with this show because I cannot stand Parker Posey as the villain, the tearjerking moments between father and daughter, husband and wife and robot and boy are what keep me glued to this series. I just finished watching Season 2 and look forward to more!

4. Magic for Humans

I had never heard of Justin Willman until this show and I find him so relatable, normal and a little weird, but not David Blaine weird. Willman does his share of street magic, iPhone magic and magic for kids and adults, but what I love about the series is the focus on human nature. He focuses on human characteristics and habits and gives you a bit of a lesson in psychology too while performing some super cool magic.

5. Brooklyn 99

I threw Brooklyn 99 in because it's like The Office and Friends for me - comforting, easy on the brain and funny. I love Andy Samberg and the cast of this show are all very funny and if you haven't seen the I Want It That Way clip - please watch and you will get a gist of the show's humour. There are also some incredibly touching moments between Captain Holt (played by Andre Braugher) and the squad. I think I've teared up a few times over the seasons and have found each season to be strong.

Maybe posts like this are worth doing every month? I love seeing what people are watching and recommend so let me know if you feel like this is something I should continue doing!

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