Neverland (2011)

Neverland.jpgJust finished watching the mini-series – Neverland. Neverland tells the origins of Peter Pan and Captain Hook as well as the Lost Boys and Tinkerbell. The show is well acted, especially considering the age of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Sometimes, the show is a little slow, but if you grew up watching Disney’s Peter Pan, you will enjoy seeing the origins of the characters.

I’m not sure what the series is rated, but there is at least one bedroom scene in the first episode (nothing more than PG-13) and some implications of adult stuff in the second.

Incredibles 2

Incredibles-2I went and saw Incredibles 2 with my family today. And boy, was it great! It is one I’d definitely be interested in seeing again, and even more astoundingly, one I’d definitely be interested in owning.

Being a fan of the first Incredibles, I was super excited when they announced there would be a sequel. Like many, I thought 14 years was too long to wait. It was about time for a follow up to the Incredible family adventures.

The sequel does not disappoint, and remains true to the first movie with its emphasis on family. Packed with humor and fun family moments that everyone can relate to, this movie is a must see.

This is definitely making it on my “favorites” list.

Candy Jar (Netflix)

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Candy Jar is a Netflix film (rated TV-14) about two high school seniors who hate each other, yet are forced to compete as a team for a debate competition. While the debate scenes are kind of boring, the rest of the show is kind of sweet. There is some crude language in the show, but if you can over look that it is a mildly entertaining way to spend your time (if you don’t have anything better to watch.)

When Calls the Heart (Hallmark)

When Calls the Heart

When Calls the Heart is a Hallmark channel TV series (which can currently be viewed on Netflix). This show reminds me of Little House on the Prairie, just in a different time period and atmosphere.

The show follows the adventures of a wealthy, young lady, Elizabeth Thatcher, who moves to the small mining town of Coal Valley to serve as a teacher for the children there. While there, she experiences many challenges as she gets used to the lack of “modern” conveniences in Coal Valley. Yet, she throws herself into life in Coal Valley with enthusiasm and does her best to assist the children and families of the town.

While the show is a little slow at times, you soon find yourself enjoying the relationships between the characters, particularly the relationship between Elizabeth and Constable Jack Thornton, a Canadian Mountie, who doesn’t think very highly of Elizabeth.

What I like about the show is this:

1) It is clean, and the grudging romance between Elizabeth and Jack is entertaining.

2) The show is entertaining to watch, but not so good that I can’t turn it off part way through an episode if I have responsibilities to get to.

3) It is interesting to see what life was like for miners and their families. This is a time period in history that I’m not familiar with, so it is interesting to watch how different life was in a mining town.