January 2019 – What We Watched This Month

Welcome to 2019, a year that’s set to be pretty fantastic when it comes to cinema releases. What with Toy Story 4, Dumbo & The Lion King for kids (and adults) not to mention the release of the Ted Bundy based film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile staring Zac Effron. Yep, we’re in for a great year!

But right now let’s talk about January, and what we watched this month;

Adults

Bird Box

We started the year with the Netflix phenomenon starring Sandra Bullock, Bird Box. While Helen and I were both captivated by the film, we didn’t believe it to be mind-blowing. I wonder whether the hype surrounding the film caused us to feel a slight anti-climax.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before the internet took on Bird Box. With those thinking they are funny or wanting to become “Youtube Famous” thinking it’s a good idea to blindfold themselves while doing tasks.

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Another Netflix smash hit that’s got everyone talking (including us) this month is Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. The impact this series has had in the USA and UK is incredible with so many people donating what doesn’t “spark joy” to charity shops.

Of course, we caught the bug and have spent more nights in January than either of us would like to admit in the “Home Organisation” section within Ikea.

Luther

Finally, we have to mention the BBC Drama that made it back onto our screens on New Years Day, Luther. If you’ve not seen Luther previously then you can catch up on BBC iPlayer and on Netflix. Having never seen the show previously Helen and I did just that before watching the fifth season during a stay at Helen’s parents.

Teens

The Resident

Little did we know that somewhere in the background of 2018, there’d been the return of The Resident. Season one was a huge hit for us after a surprising media campaign in the UK (not something you often see for pilot US dramas)

So, obviously, we went in with a binge-worthy weekend to catch up. An as the end of the month closes in on us we’ve still a couple of episodes to go before reaching the season two finale.

Kids

A Bugs Life

It’s just 53 days until we as a family (both families mine and Helens I might add) head out to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for our wedding – but who’s counting?

An in a mission to ensure the kids are as excited as we are we’ve been sitting through as many Disney films as we can get our┬áhands on. Starting with the 1997 classic; A Bugs Life. We managed to pick the DVD up for this film from a charity shop for just 10p – yes, that’s right, 10p!

That’s everything for this month, of course, as always we’d love to know what you’ve been watching this month. Let us know in the comments below and we might just feature it in our next WWWTM.

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