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Netflix – January What we have been watching

As you might remember from previous posts here we were delighted to be asked to join the Netflix Stream Team. We were already fans in the Mamma Fairy house so saying yes to this was easy!

So what have we been watching…..

Team Umizoomi

teamumizoomiMy 3 year absolutely loves this series. Its based around a brother and sister (I have always assumed they are anyway) duo and their robot aptly names Bot who race around Umi City solving problems with maths, shapes, pattern, colours etc. It is very age appropriate for pre schoolers and I can honestly say as far as cartoons go this is very educational and I really don’t mind him watching this one.

Toy Story

The Toy Story films are almost cult favourites at this stage. The 3 years olds Aunt buys him the characters for different occasions, we already have Jessie, Lots-O and Buzz and the excitement and anticipation awaiting the next member is just adorable. Toy_Story_2_title_cardThere are 3 of the films on Netflix and while he watches them all, Toy Story 2 is his firm favourite. This particular one shows the antics the toys get up to when Andy goes to Camp. Woody gets stolen and it’s the toys job to rescue him, the film charts the toys efforts to rescue him from Al, who is portrayed as the evil greedy toy collector.

The Toy Story films are the comfort films in our house, we grab the Toy Story crew (see above!!), the comfy blankie (as its known) and chill out on the couch. Cant beat cuddles with my little men.

Now for what the grown ups have been watching…..

Making a Murderer

Making_A_Murderer_TitleWho isn’t hooked on this??!! We are only a quarter of the way through this ten part Netflix documentary and I can safely say Steven Avery has generated many hours of discussion in the Mamma Fairy house. Is it possible for somebody to have suffered 2 miscarriages of justice?? Its gripping viewing, the ups and downs, ins and outs. Freed after almost 20 years of wrongful imprisonment to find himself back in again for murder. I almost feel sometimes like a member of his legal team searching for that clue or piece of evidence. I’m resisting the urge to watch it all in one go. For now the trials and life of Steven Avery is my Friday night guilty pleasure.

X and Y

We had my husbands teenage cousin staying with us for a weekend recently and I joined them for a movie and takeaway – X and Y was the chosen film. This is a lovely feel good type film. It’s based on the story of Nathan, a young boy with autism who struggles with his emotions, particularly understanding the nature of love. X+Y_posterHe is a maths genius and with the help of a good teacher he gets to the maths Olympiad wher he meets a girl. I wont reveal the rest! While it’s a really good feel good film, It does seem a little too good to be true and predictable. The teenager enjoyed it and liked the message it conveyed to him in relation to his own emotions.

Have  you been watching any of the above, would love to know what your thoughts were.

Note:  I have received a Netflix subscription and an Apple TV in return for writing blog post on what we have been watching.  All programme choices, comments, opinions and views are my own (or my sons where appropriate!!) 

Take Care

~Mamma F

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  • Reply Elaine January 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Big Team Umizoomi fans in this house too. Fantastically educational too. One of my girls ,who was two and a half at the time, looked at a book of shapes she had never seen before and said “that’s a octagon”. Grammar wasn’t great but she was spot on. Thanks Milly, Geo and Bot.

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