We cancelled our cable subscription several years ago, and have been relying on just Netflix and Hulu for TV. It works out really well, because I don’t like to watch a ton of TV. Cable is really expensive, and when you factor in high speed internet plus a premium cable package (for BBC America, obviously) my bill ended up being huge. I’ve been cable free for over three years, and I really don’t miss it.
Since I’ve watched every available episode of Shark Tank, Restaurant Startup and MasterChef on Hulu… I went trolling Netflix for pony material. Some of the stuff I found was cool and some was crazy, but I figured other horse lovers might like these findings.
From the TV shows I listed above, you can probably see that I’m a fan of reality TV. I know it’s not for everyone, but even if you’re meh on reality television I suggest you check out Undercover Boss – Churchill Downs. The premise is pretty simple – COO of Churchill Downs goes undercover and works low paying jobs in both the front side and back side of the track. It’s not an earth shattering way to spend 45 minutes of your life, but it’s interesting to see a bit of the behind the scenes of America’s most famous race track.
In the realm of ‘totally weird’ we have a Netflix original, Bo-Jack Horseman. It’s in the Adult Swim comic style, and zany but pretty fun. The storyline centers around Bo-Jack, who’s a 90’s sitcom star who’s washed out 20 years later. Since it’s a cartoon, Bo-Jack is also a horse. Mostly he sits around drinking beer and complaining that he’s getting fat. Also, he looks like Simon. I enjoyed watching one episode, because it made me wonder what kind of alcohol Simon would like if he were a horse person. So if you want strange thoughts like that, check this out.
The best part about looking for horse shows on Netflix, is that I re-discovered the Animorphs television series. Since I am an uber dork, I was obsessed with those books as a kid. Now at almost 30, I’m watching the show and wishing I could turn into any animal I wanted. Fun times for all!
Do you have any favorite horsey picks on Netflix or Hulu?[