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Every day there’s a Florida man that makes headlines, and now a Florida man series is coming to Netflix next month.
Here in Florida, you can’t underestimate the Florida man. Especially in recent years, Florida man has become a viral sensation, known for his outrageous and often bizarre antics. He rides a manatee, throws hot dogs at deputies and gets arrested to check it off his bucket list. Florida man has captured the hearts and minds of internet users worldwide. He’s here, there and everywhere causing shenanigans at every curve. Between the memes and the headlines, there’s no shortage of entertainment.
Well, Netflix has taken it one step further and announced a new series called Florida Man. Jason Bateman’s production company, Aggregate Films, is behind the show. The series follows a recovering gambling addict from Florida who returned to the state after a mob boss sent him to find his missing girlfriend. You can tell from that short description that there’s a lot going on. I love reading the headlines, so I can’t wait to check this out.
Creator and showrunner Donald Todd was born and raised in Florida and told Netflix, “A ‘Florida man’ is someone who’s proudly independent and doesn’t live by your code, which means he doesn’t live by any code.”
Florida Man is set to hit Netflix on April 13th.
Fort Myers Named One Of The Coolest Small Cities In America
Fort Myers has been named one of the coolest small cities in America.
I grew up right between Chicago and Milwaukee, so big city life is something I’m very familiar with. It was definitely a bit of change for me when I first moved to Fort Myers, but for me, the pros definitely outweigh any cons. “Cold” is anything below 70. While traffic isn’t non-existent, it’s relatively easy to get around. Rent isn’t astronomical. And you can find a beer in a local bar for $5, not $15. Yes, you might have to travel to a larger city like Tampa or Miami to catch a big artist in concert or go to a Michelin star restaurant. But small cities have a charm about them too.
With Hurricane Ian devastating the area in September, we’ve got a long road ahead for rebuilding. A lot of people fear that as Fort Myers Beach rebuilds that it will be overrun by high rises and chain hotels. The reality of that remains to be seen, but I really can’t wait for the beach to thrive once again.
So what defines a “small city”? The Demographic Research Unit of the Department of Finance qualifies a small city as an incorporated area that has a population of 100,000 of less.
Thrillist put together a list of the coolest small cities in America and Fort Myers made the list! To me, I feel like sometimes people forget about Fort Myers with some of the larger cities in Florida. Many people from out of town hear Florida and think Miami, Orlando, Tampa. But there’s so many small towns, especially coastal small towns, that are so gorgeous and have so much to offer. And for us that live here, they may only be 3-4 hours away, so they make for a great little weekend getaway too.
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Marija was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, beachin', checking out new restaurants & is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on Instagram @marija127