Binge watch Netflix during the holidays! #Streamteam

Binge watch Netflix during the holidays! #Streamteam
30 Dec 2016

Our work and family life does not allow us to binge watch in the traditional ways. We tend to find pockets in the week to watch our favourite shows. However, the Christmas holidays have allowed us to watch some new shows that we wouldn’t normally have time for. One of those shows is “Stranger Things”

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Wendy and I have been glued to the tube watching this original Netflix series!

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back. ~ IMDB

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“Stranger Things” is a binge watch worthy Netflix original series created by the Duffer Brothers, set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana.

The story surrounds the disappearance of young Will Byers, and the appearance of Eleven, or “El”, a telekinetic girl. El helps Will’s friends try to figure out where Will is. As well, Will’s mother Joyce, played by Wynona Ryder, his brother, and the local police chief start their own investigation into Will’s mysterious disappearance.

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The group of boys send subtle reminders of the “Goonies Never Say Die” attitudes in their search for Will. Although not as kid friendly as the Goonies, the action and storylines have got Wendy and I craving the next episode.

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If you are a fan of 80s pop culture, Wynona Ryder, and a plot that keeps you wanting more, you will love “Stranger Things”.

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Binge Watch Behaviour

Netflix recently did a study proving that TV and Movies are better together. How? Binge watchers are weaving movies into their binge routines, to take breaks.

According to the research, 59% of Netflix members take a pause of approximately 3 days after finishing a series, before committing to a new series. What do they do in that pause? They watch movies. Because everyone needs a binge watch break!

When looking at some of the movies that were watched in the gaps between Netflix series, Canadians displayed some interesting pairings:

• Fast talking fans of Gilmore Girls keep their pop culture references fresh with Clueless and Mean Girls
• When the relationship drama on Grey’s Anatomy isn’t enough, fans turn to Sleeping with Other People and Couples Retreat
• Post Marvel’s Jessica Jones, user’s look for other strong female characters in V for Vendetta and The Hunger Games
• Canadian members continue the whimsy of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with 13 Going on 30 and The Princess Bride

Here are some of the other popular pairings:

Bates Motel ——> 22 Jump Street, Dirty Grandpa
Better Call Saul ——> Catch Me If You Can, Captain Phillips
Black Mirror ——> Inception, Hot Girls Wanted
Breaking Bad ——> Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction
Dexter ——> Neighbors, Spy
Fuller House ——> Inside Out, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Gossip Girl ——> Mean Girls, Sex and the City: The Movie
Making A Murderer ——> Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, The Seven Five
Marvel’s Daredevil ——> The Punisher, The Matrix Reloaded
Marvel’s Luke Cage ——> Deadpool, 13TH
Narcos ——> Scarface, Cartel Land, Narco Cultura
Orange is the New Black ——> The Fundamentals of Caring, Horrible Bosses 2
Stranger Things ——> Ghostbusters, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suits ——> Now You See Me, Ocean’s Twelve
The Crown ——> The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Queen
The Walking Dead ——> The Martian, The Do-Over

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What to watch this month on Netflix

With the end of the year fast approaching, and still a full week left of Christmas vacation, here are some shows that will keep you and your kids entertained whole at home:

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New On Netflix for Kids, Tweens, Teens and Families:
1. Luna Petunia: Season 1
2. Fuller House: Season 2
3. The Adventures Of Puss In Boots: Season 4
4. Trollhunters: Season 1
5. Chasing Cameron: Season 1
6. On-Demand NYE Countdowns

New to Netflix in January 2017

There are so many movies and original content premiering in January. So much more to binge watch!

See what’s next. Happy streaming!

Cheers,
Big Daddy

Disclaimer: I am part of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. All opinions are my own.

If you would like me to review your service, product, restaurant, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or find me on “the twitter” at @BigDaddyKreativ

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 86 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Methodology
Netflix analyzed the viewing data of over 86 million members across more than 190 countries between January 2016 and October 2016. The research examined variation in member’s viewing patterns in relation to TV series and movies. In this research, Netflix found when members switched from one series (completing all seasons available) to another, 59% of the time they took at least a one-day breather with a median gap of 2.5 days. During this breather, 61% of those members watched a standalone title (documentary, movie or stand-up special) before beginning the next series. In total, 36% of all Netflix members demonstrate this behavior. Members did not have to complete a series in a certain amount of time in order to be included in the research. To determine example series and movie pairs, Netflix analyzed more than 100 TV series to identify which movies were paired most frequently per market. The movie pairings do not equate to viewership numbers.

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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