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It’s Mom’s Turn to Pick! How to Get Your Way on Family Movie Night

by TerriAnn
A Little Help for Moms — How to Get Your Way with Netflix Flowcharts

As a parent, I’m used to putting my needs and wants last. I rarely cook what I want for dinner and usually give my family first dibs on items to get, things they want to do, and places to go. But, once in awhile, I need to get my way too! After all, I work plenty hard and have at least earned the right to pick what we watch for family movie night. Right??!!

Well, even if my family agrees to watch a movie I decide on, there’s no guarantee that they won’t whine, sigh, grumble, or act out extreme displays of boredom. And, man, that can seriously put a damper on enjoying the show of my choice. So what is a girl to do? Fortunately, Netflix put together some “art of persuasion” cheat sheets for me to try out.

How to Get Your Way with Netflix Flowcharts

I particularly liked the one for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Frans is not really into Star Wars universe and Munchkin clearly said, “I don’t like movies when main people die.” Uhm, yeah, that’s a major problem with Rogue One since…

*SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* (Continues after flowchart image.)

How to Get Your Way with Netflix Flowcharts — Rogue One A Star Wars Story

… everyone dies. I watched the movie on one of my recent flights and actually enjoyed it. But, you know how hard it is to really concentrate and hear everything when you’re watching it on the plane. So, I really want to see it again but this time with my family. I wonder if the lines of reasoning in the flowchart will work.

There are also suggestions of how to convince family members to watch Trollhunters and Chef’s Table. Munchkin did watch Trollhunters with me but Frans didn’t. As for Chef’s Table, I haven’t seen that but would love to binge a new cooking series. Could your family use a little nudge in letting you get your way on family movie night? Try using any or all of these flowcharts. Which movie or series will you push for?

I received a year subscription of Netflix and a device to stream the content as part of the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions are my own.

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