DO NETFLIX SHOW REGIONAL NEWS TO MAKE MAMA J EXCITED?

Mama J is a very trying (sometimes on the families patience but that’s a different matter entirely) lady at times. Last week this was in a life enhancing manner indeed, or so she thought. Yes, folks that’s where the trying part really took place and Mama J got an A* from me for effort!
   Off she scuttled, like I do when I have an itch on one of my legs, up the stairs to her computer. She mainly watches YouTube videos on how to make me an Internet sensation. Am I not one yet? I’ve only been on with this blogging malarkey for a year and a half now. You’d think an extremely talented blogging Yorkshire Terrier would be making more headlines than hot couple Zoella and Alfie Deyes by now. Oh I sound so bitter and twisted. Someone get me another bone to chomp on before misery really sets in and I can’t even make myself chuckle let alone anyone else with my comedy take on the world. 
   So this time around Mama J wasn’t looking for stardom tips although she was looking for videos that the whole family could enjoy. Oh no please not Frozen again, as apart from the soaps that was the last thing we all enjoyed, sorry fans of Olaf I mean endured there as a family. Well, that’s my name struck off a few thousand people’s Christmas card list for disrespecting the snowman and his Princesses.

On returning from my afternoon stroll with Granny and Grandpa we were greeted by a beaming Mama J from the top of the stairs. I thought she had found divine intervention in life as she almost was shrouded with a halo like glow. My next thought was, have we won the lottery? Oh now what website was that jewel encrusted dogs bed on? It did look so comfy and fit for a Queen like me! However sadly I was wrong on both accounts. Mama J’s excitement was all about signing herself for a free month’s trial of Netflix!
Not only that but she was wading her way through the series of Doctor Foster that she’d missed when it was shown on the BBC a few years back.
   She turned Doctor Gemma Foster off her computer and marched down the stairs, grinning like a Cheshire cat to show Granny and Grandpa how to get onto Netflix on the Smart TV and also show them that she’d given them a name tag each (this is like being back at primary school, I do hope they were sewed into their jerseys) for them to store their programmes in.
   Once she had put all her password in to the television, Grandpa gave Mama J a list of programmes that he might want to watch. It started with Game Of Thrones. Mama J typed this into the search bar and Netflix engine found various films and shows which sort of matched the title, but not Game Of Thrones. He then tried Westworld, where the same thing happened. Mama J tried searching for slightly older programmes and movies and the same thing happened. The search engine recognised the title but didn’t produce the goods. Oh dear Mama J and namely Netflix had instead produced a dud!
   Following a shocked almost tearful look on Mama J’s face, well this was supposed to be her divine and righteous moment remember, then came the ranting of, “What a waste of chuffing money!” This style of ranting went on all throughout our afternoon cup of tea, on through dinner and then on way into the evening. The only two saving graces are that it was a free trial and Mama J really, really, really enjoyed Doctor Foster. She enjoyed it so much she might apply for a job as Suranne Jones’s Agent should she ever need one, as she thought she was top notch in it.
The next day and we had more televisual excitement in our house when Mama J had to retune the Freeview box. I know it’s that little job that fills most people with dread. This however is a job that Mama J quite enjoys as it makes her feel like a technological expert akin with Microsoft founder Bill Gates, for all of five minutes.
     After not reading the bit about how to retune the telly properly and being shouted at by Granny, the process finally got underway. On almost completing it the TV asked (I told you it was a Smart TV, this one can bloody converse with you) Mama J, “Yorkshire or North East?” With this Mama J’s glee levels raised up to fever pitch once more as if she pressed Yorkshire, we may get regional programmes specific to where we actually live. She pressed it and hey presto we have BBC and ITV Yorkshire.
   It was coming up to 6.30pm and BBC Look North was about to begin and this is where Mama J started almost bouncing around the living room screeching at the top of her voice, “Oh I get to see Harry Gration again!” Let me explain that Harry Gration is a BBC Look North (Yorkshire) Presenter and is clearly very popular in our household. In fact if Mama J had her way he wouldn’t be presenting the regional News, instead he’d be sat at our dining room table eating the meal Granny had prepared! High praise indeed for Harry! After years of having to watch BBC Look North (North East) due to arial issues, it was great to actually geographically know the areas they were talking about and the issues they were covering. 
   Anyway Mama J is very pleased with her newly tuned television and seeing Harry again after all these years really is the icing on the cake. In fact she said it made her year. Oh dear she needs to get out more!

4 comments:

  1. Lady loves her Netflix - it is the only tv she really watches.

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    1. Happy viewing for your lovely Lady. Have a brilliant rest of your week.

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  2. I am slightly concerned about smart TeeVees especially when they go wrong and you need a really smart peep (as in not my Mum) to reboot and retune them....so whats smart about having a TeeVees that's too complicated to us?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. My Mama J's problem is that she won't read things and just frantically presses buttons, unplugs stuff and plugs it back in again or prods the screen manically. Failing that she's found YouTube videos an absolutely wonderful tool in working things out. She even found a channel that offered dating advice the other week. Oh dear that will be fun for the poor unsuspecting devil she tries her newly found flirting tips out on! Have a super week. Licks and paws, Elsie. xxx

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