Was thinking that the other day about movies from my childhood and adolescent years. Some of my favorites came to mind like E.T., The Breakfast Club, Star Wars, Fletch, Caddy Shack, Vacation, Mad Max; I could go on and on. I love these movies and when I go back and watch them I still get nostalgic and reminiscent about those times. Oh how life was allot less complicated back then, when all I had to worry about was doing my homework and having fun. Aside from movies of the 80’s and 90’s there were also some great shows on TV. My family and I spent many winter evenings sitting on the couch in our den watching the latest sitcoms or dramas that they put out on mainstream TV.
On of our family favorites was “Family Ties” featuring Justine Bateman and Michael J. Fox. This is about a two ex-hippie parents trying to raise three children during the conservative 80’s. I really enjoyed those characters in the show and the themes that they covered. Although it was a sitcom they did on occasion cover some more serious topics such as bullying, cheating, nuclear protests, and more. If you’ve never seen the show I suggest you check it out on Netflix.
Saturday’s my sister and I would watch a show called “Saved by the Bell”. This show didn’t come out until I was almost done with High School. The show was a comedy about a group of young kids in junior high school. Once again the overall theme of the show was comedy but they did touch on issues that were important to kids. Like a student refusing to dissect a frog in science class, peer pressure, and bullying. Of course there were many other great TV shows from the 80’s and 90’s and even older that you shouldn’t miss.
Shows like “The Brady Bunch”, “The Fresh Prince Of Belair”, “The Dukes of Hazzard”, “The Love Boat”, and others. With the magic of Netflix most of these shows from yesteryear can be watched again. As a matter of fact last year I shared with my kids another favorite “The Incredible Hulk”. Not the move but the original TV series with Bill Bixby playing David Banner (The Hulk). I was surprised that my kids actually enjoyed the show. Of course I had to explain some of the cultural differences but for the most part they got it. Please share your favorite TV shows and any experiences you have had watching them on Netflix.
14 Classics to Share with Your Kids on Netflix
For your big kids
1. Saved by the Bell
2. The Baby-Sitters Club
3. Family Ties
4. Jem and the Holograms
5. The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries
6. Spiderman and His Amazing Friends
And for your little ones:
1. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
2. The Care Bears Movie
3. The Smurfs and the Magic Flute
4. Strawberry Shortcake
5. Curious George
6. Sesame Street
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