5 Shows To Watch Now!
Hey there, happy Friday! I hope this week has treated you well! Ours was fairly uneventful, which I believe is a good sign. Yesterday, was our first snow day as Denverites! Officially, it was a mixture of snow and rain, but I loved seeing a smattering of white on the ground—it really put me in the mood for the holiday season and reminded me of how far we've come from the Arizona desert. What a miraculous blessing it is to start our lives over in such a beautiful place, y'know? Prepare yourselves for a sharp uptick in gushiness as we literally go walking in a winter wonderland for the first time! #sorrynotsorry
Based on my two of my most recent posts, which you can find here and here, I may have given off the impression that I read almost exclusively. While I do love reading, I adore watching TV, too! In fact, as the weather has cooled, I've found myself preferring to cozy up next to my husband and veg out on the couch with the kids. The hustle and bustle of work and school makes the moments we have together so much more precious, and lately, I've been opting for family time rather than seeking the solitude of a book. Thankfully, between PBS, Hulu, and Netflix, we've been thoroughly entertained! For those of you with one or all of these streaming apps, I thought I'd share a few of our favorite shows! Feel free to tell me what you've been watching, too, because we're always on the lookout for the next bingefest.
5 Awesome Shows To Watch Now!
If there's one thing you need to know about the Shultz Family, it's that we love food. For us, it is serious, serious business. With travel being a close second, it makes sense that we've become regular viewers of the PBS series, a show that heavily features both. It follows Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, around the globe as he searches for the most delicious culinary concoctions on the planet. In addition to the beautiful locales, delectable cuisine, and Rosenthal's playful sarcasm, tune in for the hilarious Skype sessions with his parents.
The second season began in October, but you can still catch the entire first season on the Hulu app. My husband and I loved the movie, but weren't sure what to expect from the television show. I am so glad we started watching because it is phenomenal and while the entire cast brings their A-game, Billy Bob Thornton's is at his best as the menacingly smarmy Lorne Malvo.
This is hands-down one of my favorite documentaries on Netflix because it shines the spotlight on some of the most famous voice actors in the entertainment industry. I can guarantee at least one of the characters from the cartoons you love today (or loved as a child) is featured in this video and you will giggle with delight.
4. Fixer Upper
Last year, I stumbled onto this show randomly one lazy Saturday morning and immediately fell in love with Chip and Joanna Gaines. When we cancelled our cable, Fixer Upper was one of a handful of shows I knew I'd truly miss. So imagine my delight when I discovered it had been added to Netflix! It is such a pleasure to see the Gaines' transform seemingly-lost causes into the most darling homes on the block. Also, the little snippets of their life at Magnolia Farm are utterly charming!
Remember when I mentioned how much we love food? I feel like we have to blame Food Network for our obsession because they introduced us to the lovely Ina Garten, host of the Barefoot Contessa. That show has singlehandedly been responsible for blowing our food budget on more than one occasion! Okay, I might be exaggerating, but only just a little bit. The recipes are perfection, so how could we sully them by using anything less than the best ingredients available?! Anyway, it's on Netflix, so pray for us.
That about sums up what we've been watching, lately! I think what I probably love most about this list is that the majority of the programs are kid-friendly. (The one exception is Fargo, of course—there were parts that were incredibly shocking for my adult eyes.) I know I can select any one of these options and not be concerned about my children seeing anything inappropriate.
What are you watching these days? Let me know in the comments!