^^^ Old photos shared on Instagram, but the boys were watching Netflix, it's just too good to not have on the blog as well, right?^^^
Normally whenever we move, I binge watch a (shhh! so embarrassing) medical drama while packing and unpacking. This time around, I don't have any to watch! I've watched all of Grey's Anatomy, House, Private Practice during our moves. Grey's Anatomy is still running, but I didn't even watch the season finale because I saw a spoiler, and I'm over all of the craziness it takes to keep a medical drama going for so many seasons. This medical drama void in my life thankfully led to me choosing films a bit more edifying this time around as I unpacked box after box:
- Chef's Table: I've mentioned this one before, but the move allowed me to finish watching the last few, and I really enjoyed them! They showcased a wide variety of high end chefs, their restaurants and their lives. My favorite would be the one following Ben Shewry, a chef in Australia, because he learned how much his family meant to him with all of the backwards hours of restaurant business, and he actually took action and became involved in his children's lives. This is in stark contrast to one of the chef's who was nonchalant about only seeing his daughter maybe ten days max a month by choice.
- Planet Earth: I grew up without cable until my junior year of high school (even then, my parents only added it was the option that allowed us to move-on from dial-up internet because of where we lived). We had a TV with a foil-covered antenna so a fun TV evening either included the Lawrence Welk Show or Nova documentaries on PBS. The latter were definitely preferred. Planet Earth reminds me of Nova, and I especially love any scenes where there are newborn animals and their moms. It's also nice that the boys can watch these with me.
- 30 for 30: The 16th Man - When I flew back from France after my semester abroad, I watching Invictus, the movie about the South African rugby team that won the 1995 World Cup during Nelson Mandela's first term as president. It was probably kind of awkward for my seat neighbor to see my crying and fighting back fist pumps, but what can I say, it was a good movie! And I was flying home to my rugby player! This documentary covers that team so it was neat to see actual players interviewed and the footage from the matches. We also met Chester Williams last year at a match on campus so I enjoyed watching his interviews.
Do you have any favorite documentaries?
I am part of the Netflix #StreamTeam so I will be writing one post a month about movies and shows that have made me happy to have in our family queue. To be totally forthcoming, I have been compensated with a streaming device and a one year streaming subscription to Netflix, but this is a service that I have used at minimum four times a week for the past four years (and at many points in the timeline, everyday) so you can say that I am definitely excited to be partnering with them. Woohoo!