Tag: Netflix

Home of the Boovs

We just watched a delightful move called Home. It's a Dreamworks Animation film on Netflix and sure it's a "kid's" film but my 17 year old and I loved it. It kind of reminded me of shows like the Flintstones where the humour can be appreciated by kids and adults. With the voice talents of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Nick Fletcher how could it not be awesome?  In brief, it's about a misfit alien named 'Oh' whose species conquers Earth, befriends an adventurous teen girl named 'Tip' and together they save the world. I also love how this show has a strong female…

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Canadian Content

Happy Birthday Month Canada! Did you know Swedish Fish are a Canadian thing? Just like buttertarts, Halls throat lozenges, Nanaimo bars and ketchup chips.  In honour of this country's birthday, I have been thinking of things that are, well, Canadian. Recently I was visiting a friend at her shop in Port Hope, Ontario, (My Sister's Closet Boutique) and I chanced upon a full blown American invasion. It turns out the town was temporarily converted into a film set of the fictional town of Derry, Maine for the remake of Stephen King's It. Did you read that book or see the original…

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Bingeing Through the Heatwave

Bingeing Do you remember the good old days when you had to wait until a certain time on a certain day to watch a show which was constantly interrupted by commercials? Or you’d wait for the break to rush to the bathroom, put the kids back to bed or grab a drink? Yeah - not such good old days.  Then along came VCR’s and we could re-watch what we’d missed - or tape one show while watching another. I remember trying to find the right spot on the tape to start, having to rewind it, then accidentally taping over it.…

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Honorary Gilmore Girls

We are honorary Gilmore Girls! Sarcasm, humour, love - all part of the glue for mother/daughter bonding. My daughter and I escape with Gilmore Girls. It has so many life lessons for both of us. We've watched this series together a few times. She tells me now that she is older she has a much better appreciation for the humour. My daughter says one of her favourite 'comfort' memories is watching Gilmore Girls on the couch together - just the two of us. We love ALL THE STUFF on this show. This show has given us so many opportunities to discuss life situations including family relationships, adult romance, teen friendships,…

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Screen Wars

Screen Wars I was a kid in the days of 12 channels on a round dial. We had two televisions - one colour and one black and white. As the oldest of 4 I had the privilege being "the channel changer", although that was a trap since one of the others usually stole my seat while I was getting up and down to do it. Screen Wars. When we accidentally broke off the power button, my dad stuck a screw into the hole so we could still use it. (Oh yeah - we were into high tech even back then.) We had a great tv schedule - morning…

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