Friday, 15 August 2014

Netflix Review (Part 1)....

I love to watch a great television series at home and was desperate to jump on the 'Breaking Bad' bandwagon. I was therefore really eager to sign up to Netflix a while ago and which is available anywhere in the UK with wifi, on many devices, including mobiles, tablets, televisions and even games consoles. I was hooked straight away to the popular show. Wanting to watch this series in truth was the main reason I initially signed up and in my mind it was only going to be a short term thing. I was thinking I'd cancel the subscription once I'd watched Breaking Bad. I figured the £5.99 a month subscription (plans start at £5.99 for new subscribers for 1 screen viewing) was way cheaper than purchasing all the BB DVD's. However once I had binge watched Breaking Bad - which I just loved and finished quite quickly - I couldn't watch just one episode at a time! - I realised how much Netflix had to offer, and committed to keeping up my subscription. I watched most of Breaking Bad on my ipad - it was my 'me time' but once we purchased an Apple tv it was great to be able to watch things on the main television and definitely added to our viewing experience. 

As a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Network research panel I was more than happy to share our Netflix experiences, especially over these summer months. We shall share video footage as we talk about how Netflix brings us together as a family, I may even need the tissues as there's bound to be a mention of my crying moments. My daughter says I can't watch any of the soppy stuff without crying! Individual experiences are important too and the teen in the house always gets the netflix out on her sleepover nights. 

Apart from the occasional weekends away over the summer holidays, for us, there was no specific booked 'summer holiday'. With this in mind creating some special and fun family time at home was important to me. The children just love netflix and we really look forward to our movie nights! As usual we are surrounded in chaos as yet more DIY work is taking place at home over the holiday's, and so shutting the door to it all and sitting down with netflix on hand has been great. I always advocate getting fresh air and enjoying the outdoors, so the majority of our netflix viewing it has to be said is after hours, where we can come home and share a good movie. When as it does often in the UK, rain, then Netflix has provided some much needed entertainment too. Food is also involved in our experience and we all love a big family sized bowl of popcorn and perhaps a little chocolate for mummy too!  I love how we can all have our own profile on there, and Master P's is a specific age appropriate profile with him being under 12. 

Our current plan is for a 2 screen watch so it's especially handy, the children can be watching a family film downstairs, and I can be in my bedroom watching something a little more adult friendly in the privacy of my bedroom.

Using my new ipad cover has been great as it sits up in it's cover like a mini movie screen!

So, I better get popcorn shopping, ready for our Netflix watching and shall look forward to coming back to share our viewing experiences!! 


"I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Network Research Panel, a group of parent bloggers who have volunteered to review products, services, events and brands for Mumsnet. I have not paid for the product or to attend an event. I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity".         

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