The Life of Bon: Conquer Your Boredom with Crunch + Netflix Binge Shows

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Conquer Your Boredom with Crunch + Netflix Binge Shows

One of the things that I love about Greg is he is totally a kid at heart.  He loves camp outs and forts, staying up late and sleeping in, and he'll tear through a bag of candy faster than a twelve year old the day after Halloween.  His favorite chocolate bar is this one, and I swear to you I cannot keep them stocked.  Even just preparing for this post I had a bag of these bad boys in the pantry and Greg would come home from work every day, open the pantry, and ask me if he could eat them yet.  "No!  I have to take the pictures still!"  I'd say.  He was thrilled when we finally got around to taking our pictures so that he could dig in.  I think I ate about two bars before he and June devoured the rest of the bag.  Jerks.

This was the first time we have ever given June a Nestlé® Crunch®.  One of my favorite things about being a parent is watching June discover life's little pleasures.  Nestlé® Crunch® is definitely a little pleasure for us.  Or maybe a big pleasure.  All chocolate just kind of rules our world around here.

As you can see, June is very good at getting food in her mouth all over her face.  The yummier the treat, the bigger the mess, amiright?

While June is obviously a big fan of Nestlé® Crunch®, Greg and I might rival her when it comes to our love for this perfect little candy bar.  Just the right amount of crunchiness and chocolate.  Sometimes our nights around here can get a tad bit dull- we both work ourselves like crazy during the day and then at night all we have energy for is to come home and stare at the wall.  That's why Nestlé® Crunch® is the perfect snack to help us cure our boredom... it gives us that extra bit of crunch we need at night.  Our favorite thing to do on our weeknights is put June to bed, grab our Nestlé® Crunch® and other snacks and cuddle on the couch while binging on Netflix.  Real original, I know, but it's the perfect little cure to our boredom, helps us relax, and gets us mentally prepared to face hundreds of 17 year olds the next day.

Our favorite shows in Netflix/ Hulu:
Community- Just starting season 3... where has this series been all my life?  I love Abed something fierce and Chevy Chase as Pierce is just too freaking good.  My only complaint is that sometimes I wish there were a bit more of a plot that carried through several episodes.
Parks and Rec- Plowed through these last year.  So good.  Chris definitely wins for favorite character, Greg loves him some Ron Swanson any night of the week.
The Office- rewatched the first three or four seasons last year.  Greg says it isn't good after season 4 and won't watch any more than that.  While I think they definitely decrease in awesomeness, I still love them.  I never watched any of the episodes after Michael left.  Do I need to?
Arrested Development- we've watched these all once and LOVED them.  I think it's time to watch them again- the cleverness of the writing is out of this world.
Breaking Bad- best television show made ever?  Jesse Pinkman is my television hero but I don't think I could ever watch the series again.  So heavy!
The Mindy Project- we loved it when it first started, it went through a bit of a rough spot, and now, on the brink of season 3 we are loving it again.  Mindy + Danny as a couple are absolutely hilarious and they remind us SO MUCH of Greg and me. (One of the few tv relationships that I thought the show got better once they finally hooked up)  I guess it gives us hope that if a fictional couple on tv can be very different and have a great relationship, so can we.  I mean, don't all of life's hopes come from fictional characters on tv?!?

Shows we kind of like on Netflix/ Hulu:
New Girl- LOVED the first season, but I liked it less and less as it progressed. We haven't watched any of the newer episodes  I don't like it when shows or writers just rely on endless sex jokes for the laughs... gets kind of old.
Call the Midwife- full disclosure, we have only watched one episode so far, but I LOVED it!  I may have to watch this one on my own, though, as Greg mostly just talked in a British accent about how we needed to deliver babies for the next two days after we watched this.
Downton Abby- we watched the first two or three seasons of this (up until a very very prominent character got killed off) and then just kind of forgot to start watching it again when the next season started up.  I'm hoping to binge on this over the winter... it always feels like a great winter watch to me.
How I Met Your Mother- Such complicated feelings on this show!  We watched all 9 seasons and I hated the way it ended so freaking much that it kind of ruined the entire show for me.  The last season was probably the worst thing I have ever seen a television series do to itself.  But Marshall + Lily are hilarious- one of my favorite tv couples ever.  I hate Robin though.  I could never attach myself properly to the show because Robin just bugged me way too much.
The Following- We LOVED the first season, the second season just got to me too much, and we tuned out after that.  Do we need to give season 3 a shot?

Also I feel like I need to confess that when I am by myself I pretty much exclusively watch old episodes of 16 and Pregnant or Teen Mom because I am seriously weird.

Alrighty, grab your Nestlé® Crunch® and conquer your boredom with some seriously good Netflix shows.  Tell me, which ones are we missing out on?  Oh, and because Nestlé® Crunch® is awesome they are giving one of you guys $20 worth of chocolate.  HOLLER!  All you have to do is like their facebook page here and then comment on this blog that you did so.  Winner will be announced Friday at 3:00 pm MST. Easiest giveaway ever.

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