Liar Liar, Pants on Fire #StreamTeam

This post is brought to in partnership with Netflix.  All opinions expressed are my own.

 

bloodlineThe Rayburns, from the new Netflix original series, Bloodline, have some dark family secrets they’re willing to do anything to keep from coming out — lying included. While you may not know the Rayburn clan just yet, The Philadelphia Inquirer calls Bloodline “an intricately drawn and superbly cast portrait of a family in crisis.” Starring Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and set in the Florida keys, the series follows a family caught between the ugly truth and the terrible lie that covers it up – a storyline that conjured our friends at Variety to predict that, “.. those who give Bloodline a chance will, pretty quickly, find themselves hooked.”

 

Growing up we all learn that lying is wrong.  Once you lie you often find yourself needing to lie again and again to cover up the initial lie.  But sometimes we simply feel the a small lie makes life easier.

I mean, what parent hasn’t used a little white lie to end a struggle with a child.  I know I have told my kids that I have Santa’s cell phone number!  And I’ve used the NHL playoffs as a reason the Tooth Fairy couldn’t make it the night my youngest lost a tooth.  HELLO! I’m lying about people who don’t even exist!!!  But I haven’t limited my fibs to fictional characters.  No, I’ve been known to insist that certain mouse themed kids restaurant is NOT open during the week.

I, of course, also remember being lied to as a kid.  I’m pretty sure NO ONE’s face has actually got stuck ‘like that.”  And teachers, oh even the teachers lied to me.  My junior high teachers told me over and over that in High School, teachers would not call home or write notes about missing work.  They insisted we’d be on our own to sink or swim so we needed to develop good work habits.  Can I just tell you I didn’t make it a full month into my freshmen year before my Social Studies teacher called my mom to let her know I had a ‘couple’ missing assignments.

Being lied to is almost never fun.  (The exception being situations like surprise parties, which I can only assume would be fun since I’ve never actually had one.)  BUT watching other people string a web of lies and try not to get caught in it CAN be fun.  Here are a few things you can find on Netflix about lies….

For your little kids:

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For your big kids:

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And for teens and parents:

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