My kids are nerds, being raised by nerds with a taste for all things nerdy. Their taste in music is no exception. Amidst the warbling of One Direction, Katy Perry and (gah) Justin Beiber their playlist also features Stevie Wonder and Kate Bush. They frequently lose it to Tina Turner’s Proud Mary and they were quite downbeat when David Bowie died. Literally people my work here is done. You can understand so why I was chuffed at news that the latest Netflix offering – Beat Bugs, which launched in early August, and is loaded with hits but the very fabulous Beatles.
We’ve seen a few episodes and its a visual and musical feast! The creepy crawlies themselves – Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter, are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard. From beginning to end each episode features Lennon and McCartney’s gems sung by contemporary musicians some of whom I’ve even heard of! The graphics are simply beautiful and the stories kept my tetchy critters entertained. My own favourite ‘All You Need is Love’ features as the show’s theme song with a fairly passable cover and you can catch a sneaky peak here:
<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/nTgw1nnLqz0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
Beat Bugs. There’s some dodgy humming where those great 1960’s drugs lyrics are but all in all, we love it.
As a member of the Netflix Stream Team I have been given, free of charge, an Apple TV and year-long subscription to the Netflix streaming service ,for the purposes of monthly Netflix updates. At all times the opinions given will be independent and my own.