Netflix and Chill with me

Come Netflix and Chill with me!
I have seen a couple bloggers post things like “get to know me by my food choices”, “get to know me by my clothing brands”, “get to know me by my fave stores”  etc. I thought what better way to get to know me than through my Netflix picks. Also, this week is exam prep for me so I will be fairly absent from my social media so what a great week to do this lol. So without further ado here is my Get To Know Me Post 🙂

NOTE- I tried to pick shows that are not so well known and maybe ones that you will consider watching

 

OZARK:  Marty, a financial planner, and his homemaker turned real estate agent wife, suddenly have to relocate their family from a Chicago suburb to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks after a money laundering scheme goes wrong and Marty must pay off a debt to a Mexican drug lord.

This show is the right amount of mystery with dark comedy. Every character in this show is somewhat relatable, which makes it more enjoyable. The show has so much potential as its characters have been set up to have amazing backstories we are hopefully going to soon dissect. So far there is only one season, but they have been renewed for a season two.

The 100: The series is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear apocalypse wiped out almost all life on Earth. Over 2,400 survivors live on a single massive station in Earth’s orbit called “The Ark”. After the Ark’s life-support systems are found to be failing, 100 juvenile prisoners are sent to the surface in a last attempt to determine whether Earth is habitable. They discover not all humanity was destroyed and some survived the apocalypse: the Grounders, who live in clans locked in a power struggle; the Reapers, another group of Grounders who have become cannibals; and Mountain Men, who live in Mount Weather and locked themselves away before the apocalypse.

I have read some of the books in this series, which the tv show follows but loosely. Since I only read the first novel I’m not sure how closely the tv series follows the storyline. I can say though that this show is INCREDIBLY well done in respects to the writing and visual appeal. They just finished up the 4th season and a 5th will be coming out sometime in early 2018.

Timeless: When an experimental time machine is stolen, a history professor, a soldier, and an engineer are tasked with capturing the culprit only to learn that he plans to rewrite American history and that each of them has a connection to his plan as well as the mysterious organization that funded the machine’s development. So pretty much every episode so far they travel back to a very notable date in history and have to figure out what he is planning on rewriting, and fix it as well as help people to properly do things to write history properly.

This is my fave type of show it has a good mix of sci-fi, history, and comedy. They were canceled after season one, but after three days of being canceled, they got picked back up for a season two!!!!!!!

American Horror Story: Created by the mastermind Ryan Murphy this is an anthology series (each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a different set of characters and settings, and a storyline with its own “beginning, middle, and end.” ). In which some plot elements of each season are loosely inspired by true events. So far there have been 7 seasons which have all been so unique and amazingly done. I love that in each series there are elements of real-life events Ryan Murphy is actually the most incredible writer. NOTE- this is not a series to watch with the whole family and is definitely rated R and some scenes should be rated XXX.
I have decided to list the seasons in order of my fave to least fave with a one or two-word description of the season:

Coven: Witchcraft/Racism
Murder house: Depression/Ghosts
Roanoke: Lost/Revenge
Freakshow: Clowns/Discrimination
Hotel: Serial Killers/ Infidelity
Cult: Politics/Oppression
Asylum:Insanity/ Corruption


MindHunter: Set in 1978 – in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the Federal Bureau of Investigation– Mindhunter revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench,, along with a psychologist ,who interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how they think with the hope of applying this knowledge to solving ongoing cases. This show is based on the novel Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit.  This show is INCREDIBLY well written, it brings just enough serial killer infatuation and law & order type drama to the table.

Grimm: Homicide investigator Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Department learns he is descended from a line of guardians known as Grimms, charged with keeping the balance between humanity and the Wesen, or mythological creatures of the world (Wesen is the German word for being or creature). Throughout the series, he must battle against an assortment of dangerous creatures, with help from his Wesen friend, Monroe, and his partner, Detective Hank Griffin.

This is a perfect mix of fantasy and drama. The characters are very easy to relate to as they are normal humans with normal problems. Unfortunately, it has been canceled so there are only 6 seasons.

iZombie: Seattle medical resident Olivia “Liv” Moore is turned into a zombie while attending a boat party. She abandons her career and breaks up with her fiancé, much to the disappointment and puzzlement of her family. She discovers that if she does not periodically satisfy her new appetite for brains, she starts turning into a stereotypical zombie, stupid and homicidal. Instead of feeding by killing innocent people, Liv decides to take a job at the King County morgue and eat the brains of the corpses she autopsies. Her secret is guessed by her boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti. Ravi soon becomes Liv’s friend and confidant, and as a scientist, he is intrigued by her condition.

Based on the comic books of the same name. This series has some dull moment for sure but overall it’s great. It has a good mix of nerd comedy and drama.

⟴  The Good Doctor: This one isn’t on Netflix as it just started but I thought that it deserved to be on the list: The series follows Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome from a small town, Casper, Wyoming, where he had a troubled childhood. He relocates to join the prestigious surgical department at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.

Stranger Things:  set in the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the early 1980s. The nearby Hawkins National Laboratory ostensibly performs scientific research for the United States Department of Energy, but secretly does experiments into the paranormal and supernatural, including those that involve human test subjects. Inadvertently, they have created a portal to an alternate dimension called “the Upside Down”. The influence of the Upside Down starts to affect the unknowing residents of Hawkins in calamitous ways. AMAZING.

Frequency: In 2016, NYPD Detective Raimy Sullivan discovers that she is able to speak to her deceased father Frank Sullivan in 1996 via his old ham radio. Her attempts to save his life trigger the “butterfly effect”, changing the present in unforeseen ways. To fix the damage, she must work with her father across time to solve a decades-old murder case.

 

Atypical: Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old from Connecticut with autism, announces that he wants to start dating. … Sam decides he needs a “practice girlfriend” and, with the help of his friends and family, begins to learn the social nuances of dating. This show is hilarious!

Grace and Frankie:  two women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and want to get married.

⟴ Other well-known shows I watch that I didn’t think needed a huge explanation are Greys Anatomy, Gotham, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, How to get away with Murder.

xo.

8 Apps that Pay You

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So you wanna make some extra money while sitting on the couch watching Netflix eh? GURL SAME. Over the years I have dabbled in a couple apps and websites that will allow you to make money off of them. What’s the catch you ask? Good question! After searching for apps that pay, I have only really found one or two that pay a good amount of money while literally doing nothing. All the others are ones that you have to either invest a lot of time or footwork into. Another question you probably have is Do they actually pay you money? Some yes, some no. Some apps will pay you via PayPal, and some will pay you in gift cards. At first, I was super hesitant about the gift card apps, until I met someone one day who was using the same app to me and showed me they’re in app wallet and they had $340 on an Amazon gift card, this homegirl was sold! Another thing to note is some of these are surveys and some of these are sites that you download other apps on, so don’t be alarmed. The way I look at it is if you’re going to be sitting on the couch watching Netflix browsing your phone, you might as well be making money….Ok so the list:

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1. JobSpotter: aka my fave app. To get paid what the app requires you to go out and find We’re Hiring signs and take 2 photos. One photo of the We’re Hiring sign and one photo of the store front with the store’s name clearly visible. EASY! Each submission gets points assigned to it based off of their submission guidelines. Depending on how many points your submission gets is how much you will make off of it.
How you get paid: Amazon Gift Card ( this is the only I was talking about earlier, currently saving up for a textbook or something expensive now that I can see how much you can make) every submission loads onto a redeemable gift card you can cash out at any time.

aodfa2.Google Opinion Rewards: I’m semi new to this app. Google will notify you when a new survey is ready for you and you answer a quick ( I’ve never had a survey with more than 5 questions) couple questions and you get rewarded.
How you get paid: Google pays you in Google Play credit. ( again I’m pretty new to this app, so I’m also super unsure what I’m going to buy… )

 

1q3. 1Q ( one question): a very fast survey. Download the app and you will get a text or push notification when there is a question available to you. Con of this app is that the questions seem to be very few and far in between as of late. Pro some of them are worth a couple dollars.
How you get paid: Paypal.

 

Carrot-Rewards-app4. Carrot Rewards: This I Believe is only for residents of British Columbia, Ontario, and Newfoundland right now. It’s a survey sent out by the Public Health Agency of Canada which asks you questions about your lifestyle. They are super fast easy surveys which pay you in points. You can also set the app up to track your steps, so everytime you hit a certain number of steps a day you get a couple points.
How you get paid: you get paid in either Scene Points, Aeroplan Miles, Petro Points, More Reward Points or Drop Points. You can bounce between all of these if you want. I have all of mine set up and either each month I rotate the card I use or if it’s a big payout survey I put it all on my Scene or More Rewards cards ( strictly because Movies and Food * DUH)

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5. CheckOut 51: this one is based on your grocery store receipts. Basically, what you do is browse download the app or go to the website and browse the list of what they will rebate you for and buy it at the grocery store. Once you have bought it, take a photo of your receipt, upload it to the site and they will credit your account.
**NOTE**– the best way to actually make money from this app is to use a coupon or club card at the grocery store also. For example Checkout 51 offered a $2.00 rebate on a box of Cheerios, with my SaveOn foods More Reward card I was getting the box on sale for $2.50, and I had a .50cents off coupon from the store ( little rip off flyer my ADHD brain needed to rip) so I got the box of Cheerios for $0.00
How you get paid: Once you have reached 20$ they will send you a check.

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6. I-say: Surveys. This is just surveys, the supply them you answer them. They vary in length. Easy to do while binge watching Stranger Things. Some of them are very repetitive. Good pay for what you are doing.
How you get paid: you see how many points you are going to get paid before you do the survey, one you have a good amount you pick what you want to redeem in the form of Visa Cards, Amazon Cards, iTunes cards etc.

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7. Swagbucks: Another one with a survey, but this one also has videos. You can do these for however long you want and with your volume off * me * you can do it on both your computer and your phone. You have the potential to earn more on your computer as you can use their weird browser thing to surf the web and make some bucks. You can also download new apps to your phone, play for a few minutes and earn points that way.
How you get paid: You collect Swagbucks, and redeem them in their store… prepaid visas, PayPal cash out, gift cards.

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8. Field Agent: This app is kind of like a secret shopper type dealio. The map/jobs section will show you different jobs that are available to you to do. You simply click a job and read the description and check if its worth it for you to do. Some examples I had 2 jobs that I qualified for the other day Job #1- Upload your Costco receipt with purchase between Aug 24-Aug 31. Simple. I was there I grabbed my receipt that was shoved in my purse and made $10.00. Job #2- Little Caesars, go there and check out the environment ( cleanliness, service, food) I ordered a hot and read $9. Sat in the car and answered the questions and made $7.00
How you get paid: you collect money in your account and then can get it paid out to you via direct deposit or Dwolla

xo.