Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Faves...Roku/Netflix and Fall Prep!

Woo hoo for Friday! It was a long week for me, busy but we also packed in a lot of fun with two evening boat rides {just beautiful here now} and I started working outside getting my fall plants ready. I also put together a fall tablescape I will show you next week! I shared this on instagram this morning {katiehchalk - new user name :) !! }

For Friday I thought I would cover some of my favorite series we have watched over the last six months or so! We have been proud owners of a Roku since last December- such a big changer for our night time tv.  If you are not familiar, Roku is a streaming device that makes networks like Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, Cable and much more at your fingertips with a click of a button. {And, there are other streaming devices, I've just always heard the best about Roku}. Is it good for us? Haha. I really do not know! We have always watched a little bit of tv here and there. Now it's kind of our wind down time- we watch an episode {or if time permitting, two} of a show each night. Truthfully, it's relaxing and I really look forward to it! I've never been a big TV person but it's somewhat fun to have a series you are into and can look forward to each night. Hooked!

Here are some of our favorites {which I was probably watching instead of blogging- whoops.}


I have always had friends talk about this show in years past and I never got around to watching it. Here is how Netflix gets you: you get to watch the show from the very beginning and BAM you are hooked. We really enjoyed the first several seasons and I'm sad it's over!

Blue Bloods

Such a good All-American show with the daily lives of police officers, attorneys and more in NYC. Each episode features a family dinner on Sunday nights together. I really love that because so many morals and traditions get pushed aside these days! 


A new show that is a little off the grid, but good. We got hooked after a few episodes. About a family  called the Rayburns in Florida that has all sorts of things going on: family drama, secrets, history, and eventually crime. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next season!


I watched a few episodes two years ago and was so happy to watch it again. Basically, Intelligence officers and the world they live in- complete with drama, love, danger, war, terror..pretty much it all. I really liked this show, we just finished up all current seasons. 


Currently watching. Haven't totally gotten hooked yet and that is probably because half of it is in Spanish with subtitles and here I am typing away at my computer! So far it is chronicling Pablo Escobar and the whole drug situation, Columbia, early 1980's etc. Such a crazy world that is out there.

As you can see, we tend to go for the heavy stuff I guess? At that time of day I need something that will capture my interest and we are always looking for new shows. Not mentioned are my personal shows that Stephen has no interest in {I don't make him watch Ladies of London for our nightly television fix!} Netflix has been my favorite channel and I cancelled Hulu after a few months of not really utilizing it. Tell me your faves please! And please tell me you are a Roku convert like game changer.

Linking up with April for Five on Friday / Amanda for Friday Favorites. Happy Weekend!


BLovedBoston said...

We devoured Narcos in one weekend - I wish we hadn't gotten through it so fast! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Darcy said...

I have heard mixed opinions about Narcos.. the last thing I need right now is another tv show (I have too many already haha!) so I am avoiding it right now. May try it later!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I love Homeland!! I really want to like Narcos but same, it is very time consuming since you have to read all the subtitles!

Chelsea said...

I love your Halloween decorations they are so cute :)

Melissa Fitch said...

LOVE Blue Bloods!! My favorite! I'll have to check out some of the other ones you mentioned, too!

Laura Darling said...

I'm looking for a new tv show so I might need to try some of these! Have a great weekend!

Morgan said...

Loved Bloodlines. Hubby liked Narcos - I mostly watched for Pedro pascal 😉