my #streamteam march

How do you watch Netflix? When times are really tough, like when I graciously let my kid watch her Netflix favourites on the "big tv", I snuggle in beside her on the couch and screw in my earbuds so I can watch my shows on my iPad.


After a long patch of grumbling about general malaise and yellow sinus phlegm, my latest complaint is such: there are not enough hours in the day to pick up what Netflix is putting down. Netlfix is my new best friend and if I could poke it on Facebook and have it be my retroactive Maid of Honour, I would.

It's a powerful bond. Here's how we've been hanging in March.

I was able to blast my way through Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in one weekend while the last embers of my cold gently burned out. As expected, when Tina Fey rolls in near the end of the season, it is pure 24 karat gold.

Then I fell down the ridiculous rabbit hole of starting two series at the same time.

Doublefisting the new Netflix family drama Bloodline and the first season of the crazily acclaimed Netflix political drama House of Cards is not a good plan.

Here's the struggle:

Why I need to watch the next episode of Bloodline: 
Coach Eric Taylor! The older brother just acting the shit out of his role! Chloe Sevigny is somehow not super annoying! Sam Shepard just gets eternally cooler! I want to be on that oceanfront beach, especially with the wind because my thin fine mop looks 78% fuller when it's being whipped by salt air. Intrigue! Betrayal!

Why I NEED to watch the next episode of House of Cards:
Kevin Spacey! Kevin Spacey! Kevin Spacey! Long cons! Politics presented in a way that doesn't make me want to bleed out slowly! Robin Wright's fantastically complicated cool! Corey Stoll's fuck up politician! Death! Sex! Rowing! David Fincher!

It's all just the worst. I'm draining my data plan watching Netflix on my phone on my lunch break.

Even when I go for an adult sleepover party with friends (which you should do immediately) and I'm up to my tits in good gossip, macarons, gummi bears and Chicago Mix popcorn, we end up settling down in front of Netflix watching the underrated Wanderlust.

Hey Netflix, we are starting to become that annoying inseparable couple.

I still found a way to wife, parent, work, run and bathe myself in March so we haven't reached critical mass.

But we're close.

I'm only halfway through Bloodline, House of Cards has two more seasons and The Mindy Project Season 3 was just released, and to be brutally honestly, I'm going to cut this column a little short so I can go back to my iPad. Forgive me, just this once?

What are you watching and loving on Netflix Canada? Eventually I'll whip my way through these shows, so keep the recommendations coming, yo!

As a member of Netflix Canada's #streamteam I will be giving you the straight goods on what I'm watching each month in exchange for a yearly membership. It's a match made in heaven, really.