My parents had what was probably the least exciting New Year’s Eve ritual of all time. They would stay up until midnight sitting in their usual spots in the living room, watching TV and reading the paper, as they did pretty much every night from 1980-ish to 2010-ish. Come midnight my mom would make a fresh cup of tea. By 12:30, at the lastest, they would be in bed. Some years, my mom confided, they didn’t even make it until midnight. Yawn. So much excitement.
The eight year old already asked me if we could count down with King Julien again like we did last year. I let her know that there are six different countdowns to choose from this year and my already excited kid just about exploded. I told her that my vote was with Inspector Gadget and she said she didn’t know who that was. What? How has my kid not seen Inspector Gadget? Ack! Travesty. Time to hit the Netflix! Luckily I have a day or two to indoctrinate her before the big countdown.
I suspect the biggest problem I will have come New Year’s Eve is getting my girls to agree on which countdown to watch. Maybe we’ll go crazy and watch two. Care Bears & Cousins, Inspector Gadget, Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Project MC2, All Hail King Julien or Puffin Rock? Which Netflix original series will you be counting down to 2016 with?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and as such I will be providing thoughts and suggestions about what’s currently showing on Netflix. As always my words and opinions are my own.