After a long week, nothing sounds more righteous than a big bowl of buttery popcorn, a glass (or two) of wine (Batasiolo Bosc d’la Rei Moscato d’Asti Docg is my favourite right now), my comfy throw blanket, the fireplace on and Netflix.  Oh, and Dr. Google would be a good idea too.

Google: Khmer Rouge in Cambodia…

If you’re like me, you rely heavily on good ol’ Google for assistance with many of your pressing questions.  But, who would have known that you would need it so much when watching Netflix?

I recently watched an amazingly done and emotionally gripping Netflix Original biographical drama based on reality directed by Angelina Jolie called First They Killed My Father which is about a 5-year-old girl (same age as my son!) embarking on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.  I will admit, I was not conversant with the history behind the Khmer Rouge prior to watching this film.  It was devastating to find out that in the four years that the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia, it was responsible for one of the worst mass killings of the 20th century.

With Netflix Originals rich in history and complexity, following plot lines may have you turning to Google to search for facts while you watch. Whether you’re getting sucked into the historical dramas of The Crown or Narcos  and want to learn more about the Royal Family or the infamous cartels, Google is the one to turn to while streaming your favourite Netflix shows. 

And no it’s not just you–your kids have questions, too.  Parents are expected to have the answers to everything, and thanks to Google, you do. Netflix viewers big and small are Googling their favourite shows more than ever.

If you think kids ask way too many questions, mine ask a LOT when watching a favourite show on Netflix like the newly added and revised The Magic School Bus.

“Mommy, what do white blood cells do in our body?”

Google: White blood cells function

Ahh, there we go.  Thank you, Google (and Netflix for keeping me and my kids’ brain’s stimulated!).

From the facts and figures of history to little-known answers for peculiar questions, what are the most recent searches in your Netflix and Google history?

Speaking of strange and unfamiliar things you discover and learn about watching Netflix Originals, who else is excited for Season 2 of Netflix Original Stranger Things 2 launching October 27 just in time for Halloween?  FYI: If you’re a Walking Dead fan, you’ll be surprised to know that there is a connection between the two that will slowly unfold in this season of Stranger Things. Exciting!

I can’t get the theme song out of my head either.  Probably because I’ve been glued to my iPhone playing the new Stranger Things Game!

Stranger Things is like a time machine back to the 80’s. Now you can play along with this super rad, nostalgic video game app. Play as the kids from Hawkins in their quest to destroy the demogorgon! Available on iOS and Google Play.

As part of the Stream Team and in anticipation of Stranger Things 2, I’m also giving away a 3-month subscription to Netflix for you AND a friend!  I really don’t know anybody that doesn’t have Netflix right now, but if you’re one of them, I’m here to help you out! 

Simply head over to our Facebook page and like, comment and share the Giveaway post for a chance to win. Please make sure to read the rules before entering.  Good luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Netflix Canada as part of the Stream Team; however, all opinions expressed are entirely those of the author.

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