It’s now the second half of March and all of my kids have completed their March Breaks. While we didn’t really go out and tackle the big city, we thankfully had Netflix around and some help from the Netflix Stream Team to keep everybody occupied and entertained.
I received my Steam Team package the week of my son’s break (who lives in New Brunswick), which was the week before my daughters’ break (who live here in Nova Scotia). As I opened up the box with Sunshine, we were interested to see what was in there…
There was blueberry & strawberry popcorn, some Netflix inspired chocolate, a puzzle, some Netflix socks (!!), and two LEGO kits among a couple of other items.
The big story from Netflix Canada was that there were two big LEGO originals that debuted this month in short, 4-episode “seasons”. One of the great things about Netflix is that they are releasing a TON of original content all of the time and, for the most part, the content is really good.
This month, the first original was LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship. In this particular show, the series follows the adventures of five best friends – Stephanie, Emma, Olivia, Mia and Andrea – around their hometown: Heartlake City. From summer camp to the basketball court, saving their webcast or helping take care of a friend, the zany antics, adventures and missteps are made all the better by having their best friends by their side.
During the week, Lil’ Mo celebrated the show by preparing the LEGO Friends package that arrived thanks to the Netflix Stream Team.
The second original is called LEGO: Bionicle: The Journey to One. The new storyline takes place on the mythical island of Okoto, where the forces of darkness are on the move and the evil Makuta is working to cast the world into darkness. The desperate island inhabitants enlist six heroes – called the Toa – to help save their beloved island. Only when the heroes are united, will they be able to battle the forces of evil, defeat Makuta and save Okoto.
All of that sounds like Greek to me, but Kiddo watched the show and decided to build the LEGO: Bionicle that came in the Stream Team package.
As a family, we tried to enjoy the popcorn that was provided but, unfortunately, it wasn’t the greatest snack in the world. But thankfully we were still able to find some snacks so we could enjoy some Netflix family time together during the break (we watched Ant-Man, which is one of the more under-rated Marvel movies…it’s a hoot!). And Lil’ Mo decided to finish the puzzle while we watched.
So once again, I’m super proud to be a member of the Netflix Stream Team because (1) I’d be a subscriber to Netflix even if I wasn’t, and (2) I get to promote quality programming for the whole family in an era of television where it’s tough finding good programs to watch as a family.