What We’re Watching Part 8

It’s been a summer of binging and I’m so okay with that! Here’s my What We’re Watching Part 8 roundup.

Firefly Lane

I binged both seasons of Firefly Lane of the course of two amazing weeks. I fell in love with Tully and Kate. At times I hated one, or was frustrated with the other, but I laughed, cried, sang and danced along with them through it all. This one is one of the best and it will stay with me a long, long time. It also proves what I’ve always told my boys… you really only need one good friend.

Best friends Tully and Kate support each other through good times and bad with an unbreakable bond that carries them from their teens to their 40s.

Sweet Magnolias Season 3

The only negative thing I can say about Sweet Magnolias season 3 is that it went by WAY too fast. I watched the whole dang thing last weekend. Like Kate and Tully in Firefly Lane, I envy the friendships of Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue and wish I had a weekly margarita crew in small town USA!

Lifelong friends Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue lift each other up as they juggle relationships, family and careers in the small, Southern town of Serenity.


I read the Flowers in the Attic books as a kid and watched the made for Lifetime series back in 2014. Well, now Lifetime has a new series out about Ruby Landry. It’s not as twisted as the originals, but it’s still worth a binge.

The V.C. Andrews Ruby Landry series follows a young woman as she uncovers the dark secrets of her wealthy, mysterious estranged father and her family’s sordid past.

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret

What can I say? This one gave me all the emotions. It was a true blast from the past and I relived so many forgotten memories of the awkward tween years. My only regret is that I saw it alone.

A beloved and best-selling classic comes to the big screen with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Starring Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret, this timeless, coming-of-age story has transcended decades and spoken to generations. At 11, Margaret is moving to a new town and beginning to contemplate everything about life, friendship, and adolescence. She relies on her mother (McAdams), who offers loving support but is herself finding her own footing in a new place, and her grandmother Sylvia (Bates), who is coming to terms with finding happiness in the next phase of her life. For all three, questions of identity, one’s place in the world, and what brings meaning to a life will draw them closer together than ever before


Well this one was definitely the shocker of summer for me! Honey turned it on while we were working on a puzzle and after just about 10 minutes I had my feet propped up and the puzzle was all but forgotten. I’ve never not liked a movie with Affleck and Damon, but this one honestly wasn’t even on my radar. Two words – SO GOOD.

From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Let’s face it, Whitney was an icon of my youth. She was beautiful and talented and, like every other girl growing up in the 80s, I belted out her tunes, slow danced and couple skated to them throughout high school. Her death was shockingly tragic. Her movie gave me an opportunity to learn so much more about the woman I idolized.

This complex portrait of the incomparable Whitney Houston follows the singer’s stunning ascent from New Jersey choir girl to international superstar.

Girl in the Picture

This is an absolutely haunting, completely horrifying documentary. It is so intense and twisted, that it is hard to stomach that it is real. I don’t want to give away too much, but if you have the nerves for it, it is a good watch. And, for what it’s worth, I’ll never forget the girl in the picture.

In this documentary, a woman found dying by a road leaves behind a son, a man claiming to be her husband — and a mystery that unfolds like a nightmare.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Well, I pretty much gobble up anything Bridgerton and this one was just as good as the regular seasons. In fact, I might have even loved it more! It was fascinating and heart-warming to get a peek inside Charlotte and learn her back story. There’s a lot more to her than big hair, puppies and matchmaking.

Young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George of England sparks an epic love story and transforms high society in this “Bridgerton” universe prequel.

The last two I’ll share were pretty bizarre and I’m not sure I actually recommend them: Run Rabbit Run & The Strays. Honey would say I love “weird” shows, but these movies were a little too odd for even me.

What have you watched and loved this summer? I think I’ll dive in to Outlander next!

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3 thoughts on “What We’re Watching Part 8

  1. Oh, if you are going to dive into outlander, please read the books and then watch the show. The books are so much more complex and interesting. I love the TV series, but they don’t hold a candle to the books.
    I absolutely loved Queen Charlotte!
    I’m sorry, but I had to give up on Sweet magnolias halfway through the second season. It got a little syrupy and holier than thou for me. I did love the first season and a couple of the second season and I love their friendships, but the storyline was getting to me!
    I’m going to try fire fly lane, I thought it looked good, but wasn’t sure, and your recommendation helps my decision!
    I’m enjoying binging Castle (for the 3rd time), Suits and Once Upon A Time (also for the third time😂😂😂).

    1. Great suggestions. I started Once Upon a Time… once upon a time. :-) Should pick back up. I’ve read all the outlander books and they are SO good. I thought about rereading them a few years back.

  2. I would highly recommend you read the book Firefly Lane. Of course the book is always better and that’s 100% true in this case too.

    My husband and I just finished binging Peaky Blinders on Netflix. My hubby started watching it solo in May but it quickly grabbed my attention after I passed by the tv and decided to sit & watch one too many times. My hubby was in the 2nd season when he agreed to start the whole series over so I could watch from the very beginning. It’s a period piece that he and I both loved which was very unexpected! I don’t know how this Anglophile missed the memo about this awesome series considering it started decades ago! But the acting is sooo good and the writing is superb and now I’m recommending to everyone!

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