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Share your Netflix moments - £250 voucher to be won! NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Sep-14 09:41:09

Netflix would like to know how you’ll be spending your time now that the kids are back at school. Maybe you’ll be finishing that blog post you started writing two months ago. Or perhaps you’ll be finally making use of your neglected gym membership. Or you might want treat yourself to a precious moment relaxing with your feet up, a cup of tea and your favourite Netflix show.

Netflix is available anywhere where there’s a Wi-Fi connection, and can be watched on numerous devices, including mobiles, tablets, smart TVs and games consoles. With a huge selection of quality films and award-winning TV shows, including access to Netflix’s exclusive original programmes, there’s always something new to discover.

You can see how other mums are using Netflix by visiting the Netflix Bloggers page here.

So, how will you be using Netflix now that you have a bit more time to yourself? Do you work part-time and savour your afternoons relaxing after a hectic morning by indulging in an episode of Suits? Are you grabbing an hour to yourself catching up on Orange is the New Black on your iPad while luxuriating in the bathtub? Once the kids are safely tucked up in bed, are you and your DH enjoying binge-watching the final season of The Killing on your smart TV? Whatever it is, Netflix would love to hear about it!

Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 Love2Shop voucher.

Thanks and good luck,


Caillou Wed 03-Sep-14 10:24:49

I will be using Netflix to watch movies I haven't been able to watch since dd was born.

I haven't been to the cinema since she was born in 2011 so I am trying to watch all movies on Netflix that have been recently released grin

There are quite a few, and it works out much cheaper than cinema grin

EvilHerbivore Wed 03-Sep-14 10:48:57

While DS1 is at preschool and DS2 naps, I'll be catching up on all the certificate 15+ things I can't watch with them around! Got 3 episodes of OITNB left and half a series of house of cards, I can't wait! grin

TsukuruTazaki Wed 03-Sep-14 10:58:48

I'm trying to work my way through various series that have been recommended to me. The good Wife, The Killing, breaking bad, person of interest, house of cards all on my list!

CalamityClara Wed 03-Sep-14 11:20:06

I use Netflix to work my way through programmes like 'Breaking Bad' and 'Dexter'. I found myself completely hooked on both. My new favourite is 'Modern Family' although I'm just coming to the end of season 2 and the next season isn't on there yet! I'd love to know if it's going to be available anytime soon??

I love the flexibility of Netflix. I can watch it on lot of different devices. I can even get it on my phone when staying at friends house etc so I can always get my fix! :D

Nightboattocairo Wed 03-Sep-14 11:31:43

I like French films and have just shelled out to rent 'Blue is the Warmest Colour to watch when my two go back to school - I wished I'd checked my Netflix account first, it's on there! That'll learn me.

I watched 'Rev' & 'Twenty Twelve' on Netflix and, twee as this sounds, they got me thorough an incredibly hard time in my life.

SacreBlue Wed 03-Sep-14 12:09:10

I'll be back at work <slightly hmm at the exclusion of that possibility from the list of options>

However, Netflix is something I would consider as we don't have a TV, online demand services aren't that great, & DVDs are taking over all our cupboards.

If it's available on different devices then we could watch anywhere in the house, handy if I wanted to watch foreign language film without bothering the DS.

I wake maddeningly early so getting to lie on with a film until DS stirs would be great.

supergreenuk Wed 03-Sep-14 12:31:31

I will have 2 free afternoons a week from January when little one starts pre school. Hubby and I are planning to have an afternoon tea together and also some outdoor stuff like go ape. Thank goodness he doesn't expect me to use all this time for housework.

sealight123 Wed 03-Sep-14 13:36:44

Netflix will now be my evening treat! Instead of endless marathons of Go Diego Go I will warp and terrify myself with American Horror Story. :P

IsletsOfLangerhans Wed 03-Sep-14 13:51:16

We usually watch Netflix in the evening, after the children have gone to bed. I would feel guilty watching it during the day though, it's definitely an evening treat for me. And yes please to more Modern family and also any chance of Community coming on soon?

lenleeds Wed 03-Sep-14 15:06:28

I'm currently 5 months pregnant and have just discovered Netflix. My husband bought me a tablet, and my hope is that Netflix (mostly Matt Smith from Dr. Who) are going to keep me Company in the sleepless nights leading up to the birth, and certainly to be used as a distraction during night feeds when the time comes!

kod88 Wed 03-Sep-14 15:07:55

I will be using Netflix to watch all of breaking bad with my husband when he comes back from an 8 week long course at work. And of course for cosy nights in on the sofa watching a good movie while the boys are in bed!

FreckledLeopard Wed 03-Sep-14 16:27:20

I'm watching Orange Is the New Black, having been hooked on Breaking Bad and bereft when I finished the series. Have also been having some time with DD at weekends watching 'old' movies - her words not mine (basically any film pre-2010 is vintage in her opinion) - was watching Father of the Bride the other day.

Unfortunately, I need to get DD to stop watching films now she's back at school, since she has habitually been staying up watching stuff on Netflix til 1am throughout the holidays (she's a teenager) and actually needs to get some sleep now in order to get up for school!

HeySoulSister Wed 03-Sep-14 17:17:06

Def want to explore this 'orange is the new black'!

Makes me smile as my uniform is orange/black. Also,need to get the slow cooker out and look up some winter soup and casserole ideas. Love the crunchy leave season!

Needapositivechange Wed 03-Sep-14 17:21:35

I got netflix in June and I watch it pretty much every other day ! I have watched the whole 8 seasons of Dexter ! I have really enjoyed it !

WhatsGoingOnEh Wed 03-Sep-14 18:21:20

I'll be using to Netflix to look at titles "related to" the ones I actually wanted to watch, which are never, ever on there.

Nouseforausername Wed 03-Sep-14 18:56:06

i need, need, need to sit down and watch oitnb season 2 but I dont find even a precious minute to do so. think im going to have to stay up past bedtime a few days...

BloodFlower Wed 03-Sep-14 19:03:25

I'll be watching American Horror Story and getting excited for Halloween.

slithytove Wed 03-Sep-14 19:07:28

On maternity leave and DH and I are enjoying watching breaking bad together during our sleepless nights

RubySparks Wed 03-Sep-14 19:38:21

I will also be at work so no Netflix in the daytime but it is one of the things that can get us all watching at the same time two teens in the house)! We watch Modern Family together and then we each have individual programmes we love - Luther, Suits, Gossip girl and OITNB.

sharond101 Wed 03-Sep-14 21:25:14

DH and are are going to enjoy some quiet time with DS going to bed earlier. Watching House of Cards then going onto The Good Wife.

FrumpyPumpy Wed 03-Sep-14 22:21:38

Started watching oitnb this week, with husband, in living room, when kids are asleep. It's great! Kids working their way through anything I'll let them watch!

Rigbyroo Wed 03-Sep-14 23:12:14

Netflix helps me through the night feeds and the early starts! Love portlandia. Will watch spiral, the killing and the bridge again as I love them but my eyes are too tired for subtitles at the moment!

campocaro Thu 04-Sep-14 06:52:28

Looking forward to watching a heap of films that I haven't been able to watch due to working overseas-Friday night is movie night: ice creams and pop corn ready (and a glass of red...)

GloriousGloria Thu 04-Sep-14 07:14:45

I am definitely upping my fitness regime on my days off but I have seen Bates Motel is now on Netflix so I will be getting stuck into that grin

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