Reliving My Childhood with The Babysitters Club on Netflix from @kleffnotes

My love of reading was very much influenced by The Babysitters Club books and when I learned the series would be returning with a new modernized story I was immediately very excited. Growing up my parents frequently took me and my siblings, once they were born, to used bookstores. Typically we would travel to Columbus, Ohio from Lima and spend the day going to multiple Half Price Books and in my earliest years of used book shopping this meant spending my time in the children’s clearance section. For whatever reason The Babysitters Club books were always there and always within my little kid book budget. I would stock up on them and while they were a bit mature for me at the time, I was under 6 when I started reading the books, my dad would read them to me and then I would go on to also read them myself. Continue reading “Reliving My Childhood with The Babysitters Club on Netflix from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Everything is Queer in Quarantine from @kleffnotes

At this point in quarantine everything I watch just ultimately becomes queer. Oh I know technically many of the shows I have watched are not actually queer, but I am making them what I want. This also might be because I may be indulging periodically in adult beverages and according to my wife when I drunk I just start insisting that any pairing that might be queer is queer. I may have yelled “just kiss already” at a number of people while we have been periodically delving deeply into Netflix. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Everything is Queer in Quarantine from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Reality Bi-tes from @kleffnotes

We have reached the point in quarantine in the Kleffner household where we just want to watch what many might call trashy tv. I am not adverse to reality tv shows, but previously have normally limited myself to watching ones that focused on cooking and for a while I was very dedicated to America’s Next Top Model reruns. Krista though was very involved with watching The Bachelor Nation collection of television series and slowly led me down the path of dating shows. I did watch a hunk of the most recent season of Bachelor in Paradise, but while I said I would watch the new Bachelor we both decided we weren’t that into Pilot Pete’s season. Now in true random tv bingeing fashion we took to Netflix and fell very far down a rabbit hole of watch next suggestions. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Reality Bi-tes from @kleffnotes”

Visions from the Upside Down: Stranger Things Artbook Book Review from @kleffnotes

In celebration of the Netflix Original Series hit, Stranger Things, Printed in Blood is presenting a new addition to their ongoing series of artbooks. Visions from the Upside Down: Stranger Things Artbook brings together the work of more than two hundred artists from the fields of comics, illustration, fine art, videogames, and animation to bring about a unique vision of the world of Hawkins, Indiana. This beautiful book is the perfect addition to any Stranger Things fans collection. Continue reading “Visions from the Upside Down: Stranger Things Artbook Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Sydney Meyer from @kleffnotes

I had the opportunity to chat with Sydney Meyer who has not only been part of some great series like Shadowhunters, but is set to be in a the highly anticipated Netflix Series V-Wars. I asked her some questions about her previous and upcoming projects as well as some details about her volunteer work. Thank you to Sydney for sharing so much with me about such a variety of topics and make sure to catch her in V-Wars and well as Departure, both coming out soon. Continue reading “Interview with Sydney Meyer from @kleffnotes”

Stranger Things Suspicious Minds @audible_com Book Review from @kleffnotes

Eleven was desperately trying to find and connect with her mother in the most recent season of Stranger Things. Even when she found her she could only learn so much from her mother and her aunt about what had led to both mother and daughter becoming part of a strange government experiment. Stranger Things Suspicious Minds dives back in time to 1969 to share with fans of the series just what happened with Terry Ives during her time with Dr. Martin Brenner in Hawkins, Indiana. Continue reading “Stranger Things Suspicious Minds @audible_com Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Sarah Abbott from @kleffnotes

I had the opportunity to chat with Sarah Abbott about her upcoming role in the upcoming horror film, The Silence, which debuts on Netflix on April 12th. This silent style horror movie is just one of the projects that Sarah can be seen in and she was willing to chat about a number of them. Keep an eye out for this thrilling movie. Continue reading “Interview with Sarah Abbott from @kleffnotes”

The Bi Line: Sex Education and You from @kleffnotes

The title of this article totally sounds like a self help book or some sort of sexual memoir. It really isn’t, it’s actually all about Netflix television shows because I was pleasantly surprised by queer storylines recently while doing some binging. Now I’m not saying all of this plots were very big or picture perfect, but I still found myself enjoying them. Continue reading “The Bi Line: Sex Education and You from @kleffnotes”

Thoughts on Netflix’s Gypsy from @kleffnotes

If you haven’t noticed based on some of my previous articles, December is a bit of a catch up month for me. Since I typically have a bit more down time between Thanksgiving and Christmas I try and watch as many shows as I can that have been sitting on my list. I had heard a number of things about Gypsy and I finally found myself with the time to watch it. Some of my thoughts here might not be entirely popular, but I thought since the show will only ever have this one season that I would share them. Continue reading “Thoughts on Netflix’s Gypsy from @kleffnotes”