The Millionaire Next Door

Series to Binge During COVID-19: Netflix Self-Made

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Happy Today!

Last night we put the kiddies to bed after a long day of social distancing and remote learning. Let me tell you I couldn’t help but to think about that back in the day commercial – Calgon take me away!!!!

That was what my brain screamed all day – Calgon take me away!!! Wait, can you even buy Calgon for your bath anymore?

Oh well, maybe a glass of wine instead.

Oh well, I digress – the hubster and I spent the evening binging on Netflix and our show of the evening was Self-Made. This limited series was inspired by the life of Madam C. J. Walker. (This was a fan girl moment of mine because she is my idol. The one person in history I would like to meet.)

Madam C. J. Walker is the first self made female millionaire and she was also an activist for enabling those around her to be able to earn a livable wage. Philanthropy was another aspect that I have admired of her life.

Netflix has a four episode series and while I know fictional elements were added for the sake of tv, the story was nevertheless entertaining and educational. (I have this thing about tv viewing with a purpose unless I am truly stressed and need mindless moments of diversion.). I somewhat doubt the series’s depiction of her rivalry with Annie Malone but I understood why it was staged in the manner it was. The rivalry helped demonstrate that while she was successful and widely respected, she had her moments of insecurity as well.

With all of this being said, I enjoyed this series and was sad to see it end after four episodes. This was a nice diversion from the Coronavirus outbreak as well as a reminder that less than ideal circumstances can create legendary people.

For the entertainment and inspirational value, I give this series. a thumbs up. While you are practicing loving kindness with your family (social distancing but forced to interact), check out this series on Netflix.

Til next time,

“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C. J. Walker

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