Hi, friends. Happy Friday! This week was a doozy. I'm exhausted and very ready for some streaming on the couch.
Here are a few things to look forward to this month:
- Today - Season three of Sex Education on Netflix is finally here! This show makes me laugh so much and also gets the awkardness of high school in a way that few others have. Can't wait to start watching tonight.
- Monday, September 20 - The Voice returns to NBC with Ariana Grande as one of the new judges. I don't know why, but all of the auditions make me cry.
- Wednesday, September 22 - Netflix debuts season four of Dear White People. If you aren't watching this show, you should be.
- Thursday, September 30 - The 18th season of Grey's Anatomy begins on ABC. Kate Walsh (Addison) is allegedly coming back, and Peter Gallagher has signed on for this season too.
Now onto this week's top picks.
1. LuLaRich (Amazon) - If you have not yet watched this four-part documentary about the multi-level marketing (MLM) company LuLaRoe, stop what you are doing and move it to the top of your watch list. I had two friends who sold LuLaRoe apparel, so I was deeply fascinated by this story of the company's rapid growth and then epic fall from grace.
The filmmakers interview the LuLaRoe co-founders (who are husband and wife), several former employees, and multiple women and men who sold the clothes out of their homes.
I told myself I was going to watch the first two hours, then I would save the next two for another night. I was so gripped that I stayed up late to finish the entire thing.
For those who watched, is your jaw hanging down that they could afford private concerts from Katie Perry and Kelly Clarkson at their conferences?!
2. Workin' Moms (Netflix) - For many months, Netflix has been serving up this show to me. Since I am not a mom, I wasn't sure if I would find the show entertaining or funny. Last weekend, when it felt like I had already watched everything else on the internet, I decided to finally give it a shot.
Well, I stand corrected. This show is hilarious.
Catherine Reitman is the show's creator, as well as the star. She plays Kate Foster, a woman going back to work at an advertising agency after having her first child. Having worked at an ad agency myself, I found her storylines particularly relatable.
Her best friend, Anne, has a tween daughter who is a terror. She and her husband hire a babysitter, affectionately called "Mean Nanny," to help keep their daughter, Alice, in line.
Frankie, the most free spirited in the group, is struggling to reconnect with her partner, Giselle. She finds solace in a pottery class and the "magic of tiding up."
Each episode is just 30 minutes long. These are easy to watch and I found myself laughing out loud a ton.
There you have it! This week's recommendations. Go watch LuLaRich!