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The stories we watch on television and at the movies can impact the stories of our own lives. Each week we’ll hear stories from real people all over the world about the ways their favorite tv and movies have shaped them. Featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Cara Buono, Bobby Berk and more.

Because I Watched Netflix

    • TV & Film

The stories we watch on television and at the movies can impact the stories of our own lives. Each week we’ll hear stories from real people all over the world about the ways their favorite tv and movies have shaped them. Featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Cara Buono, Bobby Berk and more.

    Because I Watched Grace and Frankie

    Because I Watched Grace and Frankie

    As a woman, being a standup comedian in India is not the norm. But Fatima finds inspiration and courage from two onscreen funny women and gives it a go.

    This week’s essay is read by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who play Grace and Frankie on Grace and Frankie.

    • 21 min
    Because I Watched: Holiday Trailer

    Because I Watched: Holiday Trailer

    We'll be taking a short break for the holidays, but don't worry! We'll be back in the new year with more stories.
    Happy Holidays!

    • 39 sec
    Because I Watched Stranger Things

    Because I Watched Stranger Things

    Four Texas teachers transport their students to 1980s Hawkins, Indiana where they encounter demogorgons, the Upside Down, and a newfound confidence in their studies.

    This week’s essay is read by Cara Buono, who plays Karen Wheeler in Stranger Things.

    • 23 min
    Because I Watched Delhi Crime

    Because I Watched Delhi Crime

    A Pakistani journalist catches the attention of the President after speaking out about the desperate need for women’s representation in media.

    This week’s essay is read by Shefali Shah, who plays Vartika Chaturvedi in Delhi Crime.

    • 18 min
    Because I Watched Queer Eye

    Because I Watched Queer Eye

    Homophobia tears a Venezuelan mother and daughter apart. The Fab Five reunites them.

    This week’s essay is read by Bobby Berk, a member of the Fab Five in Queer Eye.

    • 20 min
    Because I Watched The Crown

    Because I Watched The Crown

    Two sisters, worlds apart. One Royal family that bridges the distance.

    This week’s essay is read by Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Princess Margaret in Season 3 of The Crown.

    • 17 min

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