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This winter we’ve been watching a lot of Star Trek Enterprise with Mitch. It’s hard to believe he wasn’t around when this show originally aired in 2001–and his big brother was just a baby. But the tales of Enterprise’s first journey to the stars has held up remarkably well.
If your kids haven’t been schooled on Star Trek, check out this post I wrote about getting the boys caught up on all things Trekkie. I started Mitch off with a good dose of Tribbles, then watched the original series with him over summer vacation. He’s hooked. Now that we’re into the last season of Enterprise and met the first Dr. Soong (played by an older Brent Spinner) I think we’ll need to tackle Next Generation.
Star Wars too.
The Clone Wars cartoons are still considered canon now that Disney owns the Star Wars universe, and since they originally aired when Mitch was just a baby he kinda missed out on them. I remember watching a few with Ryan before we became cord cutters and they were remarkable well done for an animated series.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
We’ve been waiting for-ev-er for the breathtaking Series of Unfortunate Events to announce a second season, and we finally have a date! On Jan. 1 Netflix announced that we’ll get a second season on March 30! That’s going to be Easter weekend, so at least we’ll have a lot of chocolate on hand to cheer us up after seeing what tragedies unfold for the Baudelaire children.
And once the kids are in bed…Godless
Rick and I burned through this mini-series in record time! It’s a classic western…that revolves around a town full of widows. Even if you’re not a big western fan, give this one a try. It’s beautifully filmed and has all kinds of good, gritty stuff: heroes who are villains, bad guys who show mercy, a Native American MIL with no F’s left to give, and of course 19th century women who keep forging ahead despite all the odds stacked against them.