5 Netflix Titles to Stream This Weekend

As busy as I am running a blog/business while holding down a full time job and raising teenagers with my husband, I always seem to find time to watch tv and movies! I think it has a lot to do with growing up in the 80's and 90's when film really hit it's stride. Whatever the reason, I am always on the look out for new titles to watch and I am more than happy to share what I am loving! Today, I give you the 5 Netflix titles to stream this weekend. Enjoy!

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White Gold


"Set in a showroom in Essex in the mid-80s, charismatic salesman Vincent Swan leads his unscrupulous sales team. Smart, handsome and confident, Vincent will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale."

With a name like White Gold I thought the show was going to be about 80's nose candy but they are actually salesman peddling new plastic windows. Hence, white gold. The show is fantastic, especially for fans of GG who would watch Chuck Bass read the phonebook. Chuck, I mean Ed Westwick, is fantabulous. There is no other word. The show is smart, retro and hilarious as Ed's character Vincent talks into the screen often. There are only six episodes in season 1 but fear not, season 2 is already in the works. 

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This Is Us


"Jack and his wife -- who is very pregnant with triplets -- have just moved into their new home in Pittsburgh. Successful and handsome television actor Kevin is growing increasingly bored with his bachelor lifestyle. Randall -- who was abandoned at a fire station by his father as an infant -- is a stylish New York-based businessman working to raise two daughters with his wife, Beth. These people are among a group, several of whom share a birthday, of seemingly random individuals whose lives intertwine in unexpected ways."

I am only a few episodes in but I am hooked. I've actually stopped watching, just waiting for AMH to catch up as I think this is not just some "girly" show but a great drama/comedy for everyone. Plus, parts of it take place in the 70's and my hubby is obsessed with all things 70's (which explains why we have a vintage 1970 Mercury Montego). The show is worthy of the hype, do yourself a favour and don't google anything before watching. The second season is on tv now and there were some spoilers floating around (thankfully I've dodged them all). Best to get caught up so that we know what everyone is talking about around the water cooler, or coffee line.

F is For Family


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"Set in the 1970s, this animated raunchy comedy is inspired by the life of stand-up comic Bill Burr, who is a co-creator and executive producer of the series. Burr also voices the character of Frank Murphy, a short-tempered veteran who lives in the suburbs with his wife, Sue (Laura Dern) and their three children. Frank, who works at an airport, has a penchant for shouting and profanity-filled rants. The series celebrates all things 1970s, including the lifestyle, the music, and all sorts of other nostalgic details."
If you love adult style animation (The Simpson's, American Dad, Family Guy) then you will love F is For Family. My husband and I (we've kept this one away from the kids) have watched both Season 1 and 2 so many times, we are actually quoting it to each other (which is a terribly geeky thing that we've done since we were teenagers). The family dynamic is hilarious and set in the 70's, during so much economic downturn, it's a little glimpse into how live was then. I love the mom character, who goes out into the workforce to make something of herself, a little old fashion girl power! The dad is voiced by comedian Bill Burr so you know it's funny and the supporting characters are just as hilarious! The next door neighbour Vic, their teenager son Kevin, even the star of the tv show, within the tv show, Colt Lugar with his catch phrase "Sometimes a man's gotta go, what a man does". So many laugh out loud moments in this sweet family, yet slightly raunchy, comedy. Don't judge me.

The Client List


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"The series follows Riley Parks who begins work in a day spa in a local town after her husband abandons her and their children, leaving her in financial debt. She quickly realizes that the spa gives much more than massages, but works with the parlor's owner in order to keep food on the table. While helping to run the business, she struggles to discreetly balance two lives – a single mother who must provide for her family and a strong businesswoman working in a unique and frowned-upon business."

If you're a big Ghost Whisperer fan (which I am, remember this old post?) it might take you a minute to see Jennifer Love Hewitt as anything other than sweet loveable Melinda. JLH takes the character of Riley and really gets your sympathy right away. I mean, I went into this show being judgemental (I'll totally admit it) but by the end of season 2 even I was thinking, well, if you have to do it you might as well get paid! Lots of drama, friendship, family and romance. It's well acted by all and I'm sorry to say that they only got 2 seasons to tell the story (you can read all about why season 3 was a no-go here).

Friends From College


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"Years after becoming friends at Harvard, Ethan, Lisa, Sam, Nick, Max and Marianne are heading into a new era -- their 40s. This series, directed and executive produced by Nicholas Stoller, delves into interwoven and complicated relationships, including former romantic entanglements and comedic explorations of old bonds. As everyone tries to manage their lives as adults, they also experience nostalgia."

If I could sum up this series in a word, it would be "messy". And isn't that what life is? Well, if your life resembles the shambles of these people, reach out and get help! Ha! There are only 8 episodes of the show, making it a quick watch on a rainy day with nothing else to do. I recommend watching while drinking hard liquor, some of the moments in this show just require a stiff drink! It's funny and cringeworthy and makes you appreciate how normal your friends from college really are.


And now for some sad news out of Netflix. Disney is removing all of their titles with the provider to start their own streaming service. It's not happening until the end of 2019 so you still have lots of time to re-watch Tangled and Star Wars!

Oh! And have I mentioned how much I love Stranger Things? Oh, I have? Well, that's because it is a totally tubular 80's throwback highly influenced by some of the greatest movies of our generation! The second season is back on October 27th and yes, everyone at work already knows not to expect much out of me as I'll be watching at 12:01am when it's released.

Do you have any Netflix recommendations for me?

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