Tig Notaro Documentary on Netflix

I had stumbled across a fantastic documentary just days after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was like divine intervention. Something had willed me to sit on my couch that morning and mindlessly scroll deep into the channel guide. The documentary followed a young woman through surgery and treatment and it totally and completely altered my perception of what I had anticipated for myself. I was and am still so thankful for that documentary because it left me hopeful.

I felt the same way after recently watching Tig on Netflix.

Tig Notaro documentary

Tig Notaro is a comedian. She has a very distinct style and voice that I like very much. I had first learned of who she was last summer after it was announced she would speak at a blogging conference I had planned to attend. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to attend her keynote at the conference but by then had learned about her story and the groundbreaking stand-up set she performed in 2012 where she opened with telling the audience she had cancer.

“Good evening. Hello. I have cancer.” Tig Notaro

I settled in earlier this month to see what the Tig documentary had to offer.

I laughed at her unique way she tells a story. I cried for her loss. I felt empathetic for her struggles and understood her desires. My heart broke all over that documentary and I learned that her story is so much more than having had breast cancer. Tig is about love, loss, fear and hope.

I highly recommend Tig for both my friends who have experienced cancer and for those who have simply been thrown a curve ball in their lives.

Tig is available exclusively on Netflix.

Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix #StreamTeam and gladly share my honest thoughts and opinions on their service each month. Netflix has provided me with a free subscription and device to stream their incredible content.

Fan Favorite Duos

It’s no secret that I love reality TV. I definitely have some favorites in unscripted television but the never-ending arguments, crumbling marriages, scheming and backstabbing can make one lose some serious faith in humanity. A lot of times I’m left craving a little camaraderie. Friendships like those between Laverne and Shirley or Lorelei and Rory. Or those classic buddy moments from Joey and Chandler or Zack and Screech. Great friendships make for great television, don’t you think?

I asked a group of friends for their favorite duos in cartoons, television and movies. We created a pretty extensive list from all genres — and let me tell you, there are some really great duos that you’ve probably forgotten about. It was hard to get to these great eight from Netflix but I am thrilled with these selections!

A fun bracket to determine fan favorite duos in cartoons, television and movies available to stream on Netflix. #StreamTeam

Tell me what you think? Help me finish out this bracket to determine the very best Netflix duo!

CARTOON: Bert & Ernie vs. Scooby and Shaggy

TELEVISION DUO: Scully and Mulder from X-Files vs. Schmidt and Nick from New Girl

MOVIE DUO (FEMALE): Cher and Dionne in Clueless vs. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in The Heat

MOVIE DUO (MALE): Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in Zoolander vs. Will Smith and Kevin James in Hitch

Thanks to Netflix for choosing me to be part of their #StreamTeam! Netflix has provided me with a subscription and device to stream content like all of the great titles above!