Netflix Picks for Rainy April

Happy April, it’s the first of the month, and the Internet is filled with April Fools jokes. Some better than others, admittedly, but this is not one of those posts. Instead, I’m sitting looking out at the horrible rain outside and planning all of the lovely television I can catch up on with Netflix this month. Who needs to head outside in this weather when there’s so much to catch up on?

Netflix Picks April 2016 -

First up is House Of Cards – I started this last month but after six episodes we got busy (oh yes, this is one of the “don’t watch it without me” shows) so I’m looking forward to getting properly stuck in when himself is back from his work travels next week. The first six episodes have so much packed into them and are exciting to watch – more so than all of the last series in my opinion – Frank Underwood is back on form and is the villain you love to hate!

For some lighter relief after all that drama, I’m thrilled to see Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back for a second season, and with a host of guest stars tagging along for the ride. Yes, the theme tune is stuck right back in my head, but it’s laugh out loud feel good comedy which is exactly what’s needed for rainy April days like today! I’m looking forward to checking it out when it hits on the 15th!

Documentary-wise, I’m looking forward to seeing Prescription Thugs – a look at Big Pharma and Prescription Drug addiction in the US. As I’ve spent a lot of the last few months googling just how bad certain pain meds can be, I think this will definitely be an eyeopener! In March I loved checking out India’s Child, a harrowing look at the rape and murder case which rocked the world in India in 2012 of a young medical student – the selection of documentaries on Netflix UK at the moment is really great.

On the movie side of things, I’m really glad to see lots of family friendly additions this month – I live in hope that we can wean the little man off his steady diet of Paw Patrol and some of these picks definitely seem like they might!

E has come home from crèche on more than one occasion sing-shouting “I like to move it move it” (dance moves included) so I have a feeling that the addition of all three Madagascar films this month are going to go down an absolute treat. I’ve seen the first two already and they’re properly funny family films – something for the grown ups as well as the kids.

Shrek 2,3 and Forever After are also fantastic picks hitting Netflix this April – again, funny humour which can go over the kids heads while entertaining them but not wearing out the nerves of the parents!

I’ve managed to avoid the hit that was Frozen thus far – I have a feeling I’m the only parent on the planet who has – but all that is set to change as it too is being added to the kids films list – something that may make parents around the world wish that their kids could just Let It Go…. I’m actually somewhat intrigued to check it out.

That should keep us going for a while this month – what are you looking forward to most? Will you be hiding the remote to escape Frozen, or revisiting old favourites with your family this month? Let me know in the comments below!


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