There’s nothing like curling up with a glass of wine after the kiddos are in bed and enjoying the latest and greatest on Netflix. I’m a film fan and I love a good series to binge now and then so here are my recent top picks if you’re looking for a laugh or maybe even a good cry.
This 2015 flick starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette follows a long-term friendship through some serious life business. By the end I was ugly crying so hard my husband came in from an errand and asked me if I was okay. It definitely impacted my views of friendship, motherhood and cancer. A must watch!
Season 8 is out ! I love watching Shameless with my husband it’s easy to watch 2 or 3 episodes in an evening and it’s just so gosh darn entertaining. The usual Gallagher train wreck is in full force for season 8 with some surprising behaviour from Frank, landlord drama for Fiona and more trials and challenges for the rest of the clan. If you haven’t started the series yet at all it’s one I highly recommend!
Joeng is back doing stand up with his latest special for Netflix. You’ll remember the comedian from his hilarious portrayal of Leslie Chow in the Hangover series - and he brings much of that energy back with him on stage for the special. I loved his bits about life before Hollywood when he practiced medicine. He also spends quite a bit of time on his wife and her fight with breast cancer. It’s hilarious, touching and really enjoyable to watch if you’re needing a good laugh!
I was sceptical about the Canadian comedy series - but I have to say it’s a pretty refreshing and honest take on motherhood and the realities of working with littles at home. Episodes are only 23 minutes long and they breeze by. There is certainly a character I think every mom will be able to relate to and it definitely has it’s funny moments mixed in with some of the more sobering motherhood realities. It gets two thumbs up from this mama.
My littles were born long after this 2010 flick was released - breaking box office records and spawning an entire trilogy of film later on. I love it when great animated movies make their way to Netflix so I can rewatch them with my kids. Paisley is just now becoming better with sitting through entire movies and a good Dreamworks flick like this one never dissapoints!