While most people would love to forget what they looked like in the 80’s (come on those fashions?!). There is one part of the 80’s that many find nostalgia for, which is the television shows… I dont know what it was but those 80’s generated many megahit TV shows… some carried on well into the 90’s. Full House was a great example the changing times and modern family dynamics.
Well thanks to the super smart people at Netflix we now have a 6 episode season of Fuller House, pretty much fast forward 10 plus years later. The show still lives up to the nostalgia factor for sure… its also pretty amazing how none of the cast has aged at all.
A recently widowed D.J., the mother of a 12-year-old, 7-year-old, and a newborn son, finds a few extra roommates in her sister, Stephanie, who is trying to be a musician, and her best friend Kimmy, who is the mother of a teenage daughter.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Netflix is celebrating something we all should be thankful for– friends! To help you celebrate your Friendsgiving this year, check out the following “Dynamic Duos” from TV & movies:
While there may not be as many milestones for us “grown-ups” to achieve, the life of a kid is filled with mini-milestones that happen more often than you think! Anything from your child’s first lost tooth or first time trick-or-treating (especially timely with Halloween just about a week or two away) to their first job or big game deserves a celebration… and Netflix is there to help you with the festivities! Check out our selections below to help you commemorate the mini-milestones in your child’s life (and keep scrolling for a few milestone celebration suggestions for moms & dads too!)
For the kids:
New Sibling: The Hive: S01E01, Babee’s Room: Buzzbee helps deliver mail when the postman gets hurt. / The Queen pays a visit to the school. / Rubee and Buzzbee await their new sister’s arrival. Losing Your First Tooth: Super WHY: S01E10, The Story of the Tooth Fairy: When his mom tells him that the Tooth Fairy will come and take his first lost tooth, Whyatt wants to know what happens if he wants to keep it. Getting Glasses: Arthur: S15E09, Through the Looking Glasses: Arthur has hip new glasses, but all the attention he’s getting from them is going straight to his head! First Sleepover: Bratz Kidz: Sleep-over Adventure: When new girl Ginger throws a slumber party, the Bratz are in for an exciting night of fun as the girls reminisce and expand their circle of friends.
First Trick-or-Treat: Julius Jr.: S01E06, Dressed for Spook-cess: Worry Bear and Ping cooperate on figuring out their Halloween costumes. First Pet: Beethoven: A father reluctantly agrees to let his children keep a St. Bernard puppy, but the playful pooch soon turns into a full-grown engine of destruction! First Move: The Croods: When an earthquake obliterates their cave, an unworldly prehistoric family is forced to journey through unfamiliar terrain in search of a new home. First Big Game: D2: The Mighty Ducks: Coach Bombay again leads his old team, plus several new players, as the lovable underdogs face off against competitors at the Junior Goodwill Games.
First Spelling Bee: Akeelah and the Bee: Eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson is determined to spell her way out of South Los Angeles and make it to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. First Dance: Kickin’ It: S01E20, The Wrath of Swan: When Jack declines a dance invitation from Kim, a suspicious new kid steps in. First Break-Up: Good Luck Charlie: S01E20, Girl Bites Dog: Worried that Charlie is affecting her relationship with Spencer, Teddy decides to surprise Spencer at work — only to discover him with another girl. First Road Trip: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America’s classic “greasy spoon” restaurants that have been doing it right for decades.
First Kiss: Wizards of Waverly Place: S01E02, First Kiss: Justin’s first kiss is a disaster, so Alex uses a time spell to give him a second chance — and a third and a fourth. First Job: Good Burger: Two L.A. teens with summer jobs at Good Burger try to save their small restaurant when a corporate giant burger franchise moves in across the street. First Time Babysitting: The Baby-Sitters Club: The beloved book series comes to life in this family-friendly show about a group of middle-school misses who operate a baby-sitting service. First Concert: Taylor Swift: The Journey to Fearless: This special will take you from Taylor’s earliest days as an aspiring singer-songwriter to her triumphant arrival as a global superstar.
And for moms & dads:
New Job: The Office: This hit comedy chronicles the foibles of disgruntled office workers — led by deluded boss Michael Scott — at the Dunder Mifflin paper company. Getting Married: My Fair Wedding with David Tutera: Wedding planner David Tutera surprises brides who have only weeks before their big day, and irons out all the details, from the dress to the cake. Having a Baby: What to Expect When You’re Expecting: This star-studded rom-com follows the intersecting lives of several couples who hazard the ups and downs of pregnancy and impending parenthood. Life as a Parent: Parenthood: Four grown siblings juggle parenthood, relationships, careers and more as they cope with life’s ups and downs in this drama set in Berkeley, Calif. Running for Office: Parks & Recreation: In this droll comedy, an employee with a rural Parks and Recreation department is full of energy and good ideas but bogged down by bureaucracy. Buying a Home: House Hunters: Prospective buyers and their realtors deal with both the practical and the emotional repercussions of finding and purchasing their dream home.
Another one of our favorite firsts? Going to the movies. Check out these tips from Common Sense Media to make sure your kids’ first trip to the theater is a good one.
School is back in session, and with it comes the daily grind of homework, club and sports team meetings, and e like. Why not make some room in all of that to sit down as a family and watch some TV or a movie together? Whether it’s a weekly event or just once in a while, Netflix has you covered for family movie/tv night with tons of great titles to watch– check out our top recommendations below!
For younger kids:
1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Inventor Flint Lockwood battles mutant food beasts created by his notorious machine, including shrimpanzees, tacodiles and jellyfish sandwiches.
2. The Pirate Fairy In this spritely tale, Tinker Bell and her friends set out to find free-spirited fairy Zarina after she makes off with some precious Blue Pixie Dust.
3. Hoodwinked Investigators searching for a candy recipe thief uncover a tangled web of messy delights in this animated spoof of the Little Red Riding Hood story.
4. Angelina Ballerina Angelina Ballerina joins her friends for fun adventures in the palace, where they solve a mystery and put on a grand ballet for the king and queen.
5. Bob the Builder In this collection of tales, Bob and friends have to repair a barn right before a big storm hits, and Lofty the Crane is fitted with a strong magnet.
6. The Muppet Movie After deciding to pursue a career in acting, Kermit the Frog heads to Hollywood. Along the way, he meets Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets cast.
For older kids:
1. Strange Hill High Three students investigate numerous unusual occurrences at Strange Hill High, an all-but-forgotten inner-city school with many secrets and mysteries.
2. The Avengers An all-star lineup of superheroes — including Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and Captain America — team up to save the world from certain doom.
3. The Smurfs 2 Evil magician Gargamel continues his quest to tap the power of the Smurfs, creating a pair of his own “Smurf-alikes” called the Naughties.
4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Follow the animated adventures of the Jedi knights, including Anakin Skywalker and his master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Season 6 available only on Netflix.
5. Free Birds When two adversarial turkeys find a time machine, they take a wild trip to the past to try to take turkey off the traditional Thanksgiving menu.
6. Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure This “H2O” sequel follows Zac, a boy who accidentally turns into a merman and threatens the existence of three young mermaids who guard Mako Island.
For teens and up:
1. Clueless Meddlesome Beverly Hills high school student Cher gets more than she bargained for when she gives a fashion-challenged student a makeover.
2. The Breakfast Club The athlete, the brain, the criminal, the princess and the basket case break through the social barriers of high school during Saturday detention.
3. Friday Night Lights Eric Taylor faces enormous pressure when he signs on as the new coach of a small-town Texas football team that’s poised to win the state championship.
4. The Vampire Diaries Trapped in adolescent bodies, feuding vampire brothers Stefan and Damon vie for the affection of captivating teenager Elena.
5. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Ferris convinces his entire school he’s at death’s door, then hits the streets of Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend for a day of fun.
6. 13 Going on 30 When a geeky teen’s birthday party goes awry and she makes a wish that she could be 30, she wakes up to discover she’s flash-forwarded 17 years.
Before you sit down to watch one of these titles – or your own family favorite – check out these tipsfrom Common Sense Media on how to make family movie or TV night a success.
With school out for the summer, your kids might be getting a bit of a “brain drain” about now… let them keep learning the fun way with Netflix! Check out our suggestions below to help you pick out some educational (but still exciting) programming you can stream right now:
Frog siblings Tad and Lily rely on counting, sorting, recognizing patterns and other basic math skills to navigate through space in a rocket ship.
4. Turtle: The Incredible Journey
A loggerhead turtle swims from a beach in Florida across the Atlantic Ocean, encountering stunning sea creatures as well as hazards created by man.
5. The Magic School Bus
Join Ms. Frizzle as the Magic School Bus travels to outer space, under the sea, through an anthill — and even inside the human body!
Want even more brain-boosting titles? Our friends at Common Sense Media shared 12 age-appropriate documentaries that encourage kids to explore worlds they may not normally encounter, all currently streaming on Netflix – check out the list here.
With Father’s Day on the horizon, let dad kick back and relax with some great TV shows on Netflix! We’ve got ten suggestions for you right here– check out our list below:
1. House of Cards: Three Emmy Award wins including David Fincher (“The Social Network”) for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and nine nominations including Outstanding Drama Series went to this acclaimed political thriller. Lead Actor nominee Kevin Spacey stars as ruthless, cunning Congressman Francis Underwood, who will stop at nothing to conquer the halls of power in Washington D.C. His secret weapon: his gorgeous, ambitious, and equally conniving wife Claire (Lead Actress nominee Robin Wright).
2. The Killing: Seattle homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder are deeply affected by the murders they investigate in this dark, acclaimed crime series.
3. Mad Men: Set in 1960s New York City, this series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure.
4. The Walking Dead: In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, survivors hold on to the hope of humanity by banding together to wage a fight for their own survival.
5. Breaking Bad: A high school chemistry teacher dying of cancer teams with a former student to manufacture and sell crystal meth to secure his family’s future.
6. Louie: Louis C.K. plays a fictional version of himself in this series that follows the comedian through the lows of being an awkward single dad in New York.
7. Luther: A dedicated urban detective tries to keep a grip on his personal life while dealing with the psychological factors underlying the crimes he solves.
8. Freaks and Geeks: A group of high school students in 1980 faces various social struggles. Lindsay rebels and hangs out with a crowd of burnouts for starters.
9. Shameless: Unemployed Frank Gallagher — a single father of eight kids — attempts to keep sane, often with a little help from a bottle.
10. White Collar: To avoid jail, an ultra-suave con man signs on to help an FBI agent catch other white-collar thieves but he conceals an ulterior motive.