Over the past 17 and a bit months I have had the privilege of working with Netflix as part of their #StreamTeam. It's a role that I have thoroughly enjoyed, and one that I am so excited to be continuing with for 2015.
I watched and enjoyed Netflix long before I joined the Stream Team, so when the opportunity landed in my inbox to get involved with a brand that I already loved, I knew that I had to get involved. From the diverse selection of boxsets and films that are available on demand whenever you want to stream them, to the kids boxsets and family entertainment there really is something for everyone.
There is new content uploaded each month to keep the variation, and what I love is that the cross over is quite generous. I have never started watching something that I can't finish which for me is an essential part of the service. This month an old favourite of mine has been added, Anastasia, I may have to coax Leo into watching that one with me...Or even just enjoy it on my own! The same has to be said for the Lizzie McQuire Movie which I quite simply adored in my younger teenage days.
In our house Netflix is used from young to old, from Leo who has discovered the New Super Mario Bros boxset in recent months, to my younger brother and sister who have each hijacked my subscription!
You can imagine my surprise when I couldn't access my own Netflix account because everyone else had logged in on multiple devices!
I secretly took great pleasure in signing them all out *insert evil giggle here* and gaining access back to MY account!
Even my parents have hopped on the Netflix bandwagon enjoying titles such as Breaking Bad and American Horror Story.
It really is a family addiction around these parts, and I for one love nothing more than curling up with my iPad in hand and tucking into the next episode (I do mean episodes!) of the latest box set I have got my teeth into.
I have most recently discovered Pretty Little Liars, and I only really watched this after deciding to watch the Pilot episode just to see what it was like. I had seen adverts of it on other Netflix content I had been watching and even on the television, but I drummed it into my head that it looked to 'high school' for my tastes. After that first episode though I had completely pushed those initial opinions aside. I was hooked. Within a week or so I had ploughed my way through the very first series, and I am now well on my way with season 2.
How had I never watched this before!?
Once I begin to watch something I cannot stop, it's like when you get into a good book and you can't put it down until you have read it from cover to cover. I have to admit that I get secretly attached to a series over the course of watching it, and it cuts deep when you reach the very end of a series, and then it's all done. Gone forever and you have to find your next love affair, for the pattern to begin again.
Take last night for instance, instead of catching up on the multiple blog posts that I have to at least start before I head away on holiday this week...I stayed up until gone 2:00AM watching... Netflix! I think sometimes at the end of a long day, when all is done (or supposed to be!) we just need to lose ourselves in a world of someone else's drama and problems. It's highly addictive and lets face it, when something keeps us on the edge of our seats or curls our toes, we really are one with the moment!
For those of you who haven't tuned into Pretty Little Liars just yet, DO! The story follows four highschool girls after the un-expected disappearance of their best friend Alison. Alison is the leader of the pack, the most popular girl in the school, and hated on equal measure. It doesn't take long for the story to start unraveling with questions and mysteries coming out of the woodwork in the wake of Alison's body being discovered.
You can bet your bottom dollar that once this post is published I will be slipping into bed, iPad in hand, and catching up on my nightly dose of Pretty Little Liars.
What have you been enjoying this month?
Disclaimer: I was sent everything I needed to get started watching Netflix for the next 12 months. I have not been paid to write this post. All views and opinions expressed are completely honest and my own.