What We're Watching on Netflix.
It's been a looooooong Winter, but luckily there's been a load of great stuff added to Netflix since the start of the year to stave off the long, miserable evenings. So here's some of the stuff that the hubby and I have been watching, along with something the Lillibug has taken to as well.
This show is not just an American version of "Bake Off". It's a lot funnier for a start and the contestants are absolute amateurs, which means that the results of the challenges end up being unintentionally hilarious. That being said, the contestants themselves are in on the joke and none of them ever take the judges laughter personally. Each episode is only twenty minutes and there are only six episodes so you'll fly through it.
Based on the book "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan" by Kim Barker, this film stars Tina Fey as Kim Baker (just one of the number of changes from the original, true story) alongside Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman. I'm usually not a big comedy person, but this one grabbed my attention from the start and I really enjoyed the whole thing from start to finish. While is mostly comedy, there are some really good, serious moments in there too.
This six-part documentary series will take you a bit of time to get through as each episode is roughly an hour but it's well worth investing the time in it. It tells the story of the Indian Guru, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who sends his secretary Ma Anand Sheela to buy land in Oregan with the purpose of setting up a commune for followers of Bhagwan's religious beliefs. What starts off a small commune soon turns into a fully functioning town, to the dismay of the people that live in the surrounding area. What follows is a case of xenophobia, racism, illegal wiretapping, and biochemical attacks. If this was a work of fiction, people would be praising the character of Sheela for being such a great villain, even more so than Bhagwan.
Another release from the partnership between Netflix and Dreamworks is a sequel series to last year's hit film "Boss Baby". Even though Lillibug hasn't seen the movie, she really got into this show really quickly and has watched every episode. From the bits and pieces I've seen, it's a lot of harmless fun and Lillibug really enjoys it.
*Disclaimer: I'm a member of the Netflix Stream Team and for this, I receive a complimentary subscription. All opinions are my own.