Netflix Update: F is For Family

I'm a member of the Netflix Stream Team, so from time to time I'll be sharing what we, as a family, are watching and what we think of it. This month I want to tell you about my latest addiction -  er... laughing.
While everyone on the planet seems to be talking about the debut of Making a Murderer on Netflix, I'm finding the post-Christmas slump depressing enough without spending my evenings screaming at the television about how corrupt the justice system in America is. 
Nope. 
It's not for me. 
Yet. 
Maybe when the weather gets more cheerful... 

The girls are back in school on Wednesday and I'm pretending that the New Year only begins then. So, for now, I'm still in that delicious limbo of not really caring what day it is, polishing off the last of the festive food and binge-watching Netflix every evening. And I'm into things that make me laugh because laughing is better than screaming. Most of the time. Unless you're screaming laughing, I guess.
Last night I watched the entire first series of the new animated sitcom F is or Family. It's written by Bill Burr and Michael Price and is based on the stand up comedy of Burr, who also voices the lead character. It's set in the 1970's and follows the Irish-American Murphy family; Frank, the hot-tempered father of three, Sue, his long-suffering wife, Kevin, the moody teenager, Bill, the younger son (who seems mostly confused by his family life) and Maureen, the fearless little sister, as they go about their daily lives in suburbia. 

There's also a really weird dog.

And an amazing neighbour-character, voiced by Sam Rockwell, called Vic.

Because it's set in a time when kids ran wild, drink driving and smoking indoors were socially acceptable and women were second class citizens you can expect irreverent humour, plenty of profanity and, if you are of a certain age you might relate to lots of it too. But you'll laugh a lot regardless.

Check out the trailer below for proof:

I think I like it so much because... I'm pretty sure I married Kevin...
Devo? Kevin? Which is which?
If that's not enough laughing for you, here's a few more things I'm watching:

I first found out about Bill Burr through listening to Marc Maron's podcast and if you like F is for Family you might want to check out some of his stand-up routines on Netflix ('I'm Sorry You Feel That Way' and 'You People Are All The Same')

Marc Maron also had a new season of his show 'Maron' (which I loooove) released on Netflix a week or so ago but it seems to be only available in the US right now (whyyyyy???). You can, however, see his stand-up routine 'Thinky Pain' over here if you'd like a taster of his style.

Devo and I are also really enjoying Aziz Ansari's Master of None and my fellow #StreamTeam-er Jill from ProperFud has a review HERE if you'd like more info on that.

From reading this, you might get the impression that I get a lot of time to watch TV. I really don't. Most of the time it's hogged by Lile and Sábha and as these reviews are supposed to be about what my family are watching - and the above-mentioned shows are definitely not suitable for little ones - I'd better let them have their say too. 

They also favour slightly obscure American humour, it would seem:

To see what else we've enjoyed on Netflix, click on the links below:

Disclosure: As a member of the Netflix Stream Team I received a Netflix subscription and an Apple TV box in return for posting Netflix updates and reviews. All opinions are my own, or those of my children and I am not being paid to give them. I already had a personal subscription before joining the Stream Team.

6 comments

  1. Ooh, sticking that on my to watch list. I'm holding off on Making A Murderer, despite loving crime and true crime stuff, definitely a bit too depressing for this week, laughter sounds like a much better plan.

    We're rejoicing new seasons of Peppa Pig and Downton in our house!

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    1. Do! It's great fun.
      I think my girls *might* have finally grown out of Peppa... (how much do you bet they beg for it tomorrow??)
      Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Delighted to have suggestions - definitely want to check out Master of None. We're on ep 3 of Making a Murderer right now and while it's compulsive, I'm not enjoying it as much as I do fiction. I want to skip to the end and see what the answer is!

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    1. Oh great! Hope you enjoy them.

      You'll probably kick yourself if you skip to the end but I know I'd be the same. #impatient

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