I remember when I was a kid, we only had a few channels to choose from. Family TV was simpler back then.
Back when I was a kid (wow, that sounds like I’m ancient), family TV was shows like Webster, Growing Pains, ALF, Mr. Belvedere, The Facts of Life, Silver Spoons, Who’s the Boss?, Diff’rent Strokes, Charles in Charge, The Wonder Years, Family Ties, Fraggle Rock, Family Matters, and Full House. They were shows my family would watch together.
I remember the TV shows (and can still remember all the lyrics to the theme songs for the shows), but what I remember most is watching them with my parents and my brothers.
I remember our family would watch TV together in our family living room. These days, for many families, everyone has their own devices and can be found watching their own shows sometimes in separate rooms in the house.
I don’t want this to be our new norm. Even with our family, there are times when Little One and I watch one of her kids’ titles on Netflix, while Hubby goes upstairs and watches on of his shows. That’s okay sometimes, but I’d love it if we could have Friday movie night, where we all watch something together.
I think reinventing family TV with Netflix is a great idea.
Time for Reinventing Family TV with Netflix
Over the holidays, we watched Trollhunters with Little One, my nephew, and my nieces. I was surprised how wrapped up in the storyline we all were.
Based on a book by Guillermo del Toro, Trollhunters tells the story of friends who unearth a mystery underneath their hometown. There’s lots of suspense and action, coupled with some clever lines. The story is captivating, the animation is fabulous, and the cast is stellar. You’ll quickly recognize the voices of Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Tom, Steven Yeun, and Ron Perlman. You’ll also find the characters to be endearing. I have a soft spot for Blinky and AAARRRGGHH!!!
Little One wants to watch Tarzan and Jane. I’m interested in seeing this version too.
Saved from a plane crash, and given given supernatural powers, teen Tarzan joins forces with brave city girl, Jane. Together, they protect his jungle home from threats.
One Netflix title I think would be great for family viewing is Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Season 1 streaming on January 13th.
Parental guidance is suggested. May not be suitable for all children.
What Netflix Titles Do You Think Would Be Great Family TV Viewing?
I’d love to know what your family is Netflixing these days!
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