Last Call: Marie Kondo heads to Netflix on January 1 to help you find tidying joy

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Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Kick off the new year by Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

If your new year’s resolution is to get your house in order (guilty), good news! Marie Kondo, world-famous best-selling author of 2012’s The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying, has landed her own Netflix series. Frankly, I’m just surprised it took this long, but I can’t wait to revel in watching the diminutive Kondo as she helps disorganized schlubs like myself. I never really caught on to the whole “giving thanks to objects that give you joy” thing, but I definitely want to see how Kondo applies her lofty (on the page) organizing ideals to real-life homes. What does one have to do to become a client of Kondo’s on this program? Asking for a messy friend. [Gwen Ihnat]

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Life: Plants

Another on-Netflix series that’s perhaps not as practical as Marie Kondo’s tips but likely more mystifying: David Attenborough-narrated Life. I’ve been rewatching episodes of this when I need to destress, so it’s been on heavy rotation as the holidays approach. My favorite episode is Plants, specifically the carnivorous plants part. Do you actually know how a Venus flytrap works? Wild, man. [Kate Bernot]

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Gwen Ihnat

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kate Bernot

Kate Bernot is managing editor at The Takeout and a certified beer judge.