March 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
brojects, cabins in the wild, canada, cottage life, cottages, dick strawbridge, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, house doctor, maple syrup, netflix, podcast, snowdonia, television, thought bubble audio, tv
We're revisiting our favorite network in our hearts this week and have found some gems from Netflix's selection of Cottage Life UK content. However, we don't visit Netflix without generating a few gripes, and we have A LOT OF THEM because Netflix has unjustly removed Canadian Cottage Life from their offering. Once we get over our feelings about that (and begin our letter writing campaign), we meet our new friends Dick Strawbridge and Willie Fedora over at Cabins in the Wild. This segment includes Dragon themed cabins, live reports from Snowdonia National Park, and everybody's favorite time - Kirstie and Kelsey google some things about pioneer life. Then we move on to House Doctor (how can I help?), where we meet yet another bag of dicks, Grumpy Old Dickie. We learn a lot about rooms with a point of view and our point of view is that this show is a disaster. This episode wraps up with a discussion of the maple syrup grading system, so don't miss that. Happy sugaring season, y'all!
Don't forget to check out our new Game of Thrones recap podcast, Our Watch Has Ended, wherever you're listening to this podcast!
March 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
aristocrats, bridal shop, brides, bridesmaids, british tv, castles, coleslaw sandwiches, cottage life, england, events, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, mary portus, mary portus secret shopper, netflix, nonny, peacocks, podcast, secret shopper, television, thought bubble, thought bubble audio, trains, tv, uk, weddings, weekend aristocrat, white men
This week we bring you a gift of pure delight. Two shows full of field trips, lessons learned, and throwbacks to other classic hatewatches. We call this, "Cottage Life, UK". First, we bring you Mary Portus, Secret Shopper, where we visit a bridal shop and eat some coleslaw sandwiches. Kelsey finds out trains exist, Mary Portus' origin story is revealed, Kirstie learns vocabulary and we find ourselves trying to navigate some messily told character stories. Then we transition to Weekend Aristocrats, a show about rich white men and their endless fear of plebs. Kelsey gets to relive the show vicariously through this episode, from peacocks to divorces. Come for the Halloween, stay for the tough conversations about socioeconomic inequality and generational aristocracy.
February 20th, 2018 | 52 mins 9 secs
brojects, chicken wings, cottage life, home renovations, lake life, martha stewart, nova scotia, potluck dinner party, snoop dogg, splatter guards, vh1
The red thread of this week's topics is chicken wings, so it's bound to be a good one. First, we're revisiting our friends at Cottage Life Network, where we spend some time in Nova Scotia tracking lobsters through the woods with our one true handy brother duo on Brojects. Then, we learn just how metal Martha Stewart is on Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party. Come for the pot puns, stay for the sensible household tips about splatter guards.
October 24th, 2017 | 45 mins 5 secs
canada, cottage life, cottage life network, game of thrones, hatewatch, hatewatch with us, knitting tv, monty python, netflix, norsemen, podcast, reno my reno, thought bubble audio
This week we are channeling the full spirit of Li'l Hygge with two shows that are members of Li'l Hygge's Knitting Corner. We start with the Netflix original, Norsemen, which is equal parts Game of Thrones, Monty Python, and poop. We apologize. Then, we cover a Netflix offering from our neighbors to the north, Reno My Reno from the Cottage Life Network. As our second Hatewatch from the Cottage Life Network, Reno My Reno starts off as your typical hatewatch, but quickly devolves into Kirstie and Kelsey doing some live, on-air investigative journalism to learn more about this scrappy network. We delve deep into Pinterest, the Cottage Life Convention, and all four of their featured shows. Kelsey then insults Kirstie's motherland, and we all come out of it about as well as the emasculated home owners at the end of their cottage renos.