We don’t actually have normal TV in our house, the aerial was broken when we moved in and we never got around to getting a new one. So for the past three and a half years we have been streaming everything we watch. We have Apple TV, so everything is connected in our house making it incredibly easy to link our laptops to the TV. Most of what we watch is through Netflix, so as you can imagine I did a bit of a happy dance when I was accepted into the #NetflixStreamTeam.
Over the next 12 months I’ll be writing updates about what we’ve been watching, what is set to be released and I may even get to attend a few events. As a welcome Netflix sent us a rather fabulous goody bag which included an iPad, earphone splitters and a selfie stick. We are currently thinking about a little backpacking trip to Thailand, so thanks to the goody bag and new download option Netflix have rolled out, we have our long haul flight covered.
So what have we been watching?
I don’t have a lot of help day to day and although I plan activities, sensory play and days out, sometimes I need to throw on some TV to give me enough time to get things done. There are such a range of kids programmes available on Netflix that the boys are spoilt for choice. Both of the boys love Paw Patrol, so I normally let them watch a couple of episodes while I get my blog sorted for the day.
A wonderfully colourful show about a fictional place called Adventure Bay. Adventure Bay doesn’t really have any medical establishments, police service, builders, coastguards or recycling centres, but it does have a lot of incompetent adults, a useless mayor and a teenage boy called Ryder who owns a team of highly skilled and useful pups. There are many questions I would like to ask about Paw Patrol, but I’m going to leave that for a different post later on. Generally though the theme of the show is that there are various problems in Adventure Bay and Ryder and his pups save the day. As kids TV goes, I actually quite Paw Patrol because there is a strong theme of teamwork and helping other people. After watching a couple of episodes the boys tend to wander off and recreate what they’ve watched, which is really lovely to see.
I have been waiting for the new season of The Originals for far too long and now it is finally here! I’m notorious for binge watching box sets, so once the boys are in bed I get in my PJs, make a cup of tea and set about watching an entire season in a few evenings. The Originals is a spin off from the Vampire Diaries, but I actually prefer it if I’m being honest. The Originals is set in the city of New Orleans, which is home to vampires, witches and werewolves. The show follows the story of the Original family of vampires, their family issues, destructive behaviour and their battles against pretty much everybody else in the city.
*Note: We are part of the Netflix Stream Team and this is a collaborative post.