As far as TV entertainment goes, do you still feel old school? Are Saturday morning cartoons still a thing? Are Sunday nights reserved for Disney movies that the whole family would sit down and watch? Do you remember what shows you’d watch right after school? Television can have a big impact on your life, and it’s fascinating on how that has evolved with the on-demand binge watching capabilities of a Netflix subscription.
Did you know that a whopping 34% of Netflix viewers watch comedies for breakfast? And nearly a quarter of viewers watch documentaries well after midnight.
I just might try early morning funnies to see what I’m missing!
Jay and I tend to binge one show until it’s completely finished, whether it’s a cartoon, a murder-mystery, or something fantastically set in space, we will hardly watch anything else until our binge is done.
Right now? We’re in the middle of “Death in Paradise” Season Five. While not entirely appropriate for a younger viewing, this BBC murder mystery TV show will easily have you hooked if you love to try to figure out “who dun it”, before the characters do. It’s not a violent show per se, the murders take place off screen, but yeah it’s an entire show about murder.
Make Your Own TV Schedule with Netflix
Want to create your own schedule of shows to watch with breakfast, during the afternoon, and late at night?
Netflix has a super fun way for you and your family to figure out what to watch next, especially when you’re finding it hard to decide which amazing gem to next add to your queue.
The Family Watch Hack
Download the Netflix Family Watch Hack PDF file, and print out the two game cards (as shown below). Create the spinner with the instructions found on page 2 and fill the wheel with all the exciting entertaining possibilities you can find!
All you’ll need are these two pages printed, scissors, tape/glue, a paper clip, and a Netflix subscription to figure out what your family will want to watch next together.
Five Family Friendly Fantasy & Sci-fi TV Shows
If you want to add more family friendly fantasy & science fiction into your life, here are five TV shows that the whole family will enjoy!
- Voltron: Legendary Defender
One of the best cartoons you will find on Netflix hands down. While it’s a “Kids Show”, we adults couldn’t wait to see the next episodes. We even did the unthinkable and maybe saw an episode or two while the kids were in bed. #BadParents
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars
This is a fantastic way to get kids into Star Wars, without introducing them to the violent-ish, and adult nature of the original movies. And if you’re a Star Wars fan yourself, you’re going to want to know the lore of The Clone Wars.
- Troll Hunters
Admittedly, I have yet to watch this one, but it’s on my list! How can you go wrong with a Netflix Original made by DreamWorks?
- Teen Titans Go!
This one will annoy you. Guaranteed. BUT, every few episodes will make you laugh hard from the silly, and the kids will go bananas for each and every one of them. This is a great choice to go with breakfast!
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
If you just don’t want to cartoon anymore, the Series of Unfortunate Events is a great mystery-filled show surrounded by three sad orphans.
Looking for all the television shows to be had in a specific genre? Netflix runs by genres, and here are a few to look out for:
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|Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and as such I will be providing thoughts and suggestions about what’s currently showing on Netflix. As always my words and opinions are my own.|
A series of unfortunate events and Troll Hunters would be my first choices to watch!
Maya Fitzpatrick says
ah! I love the spinner idea. Maybe it’ll help stop all the fighting over what we should watch. My boys are huge fans of Teen Titans Go! Luckily, it’s a show all 3 of them agree on.
Debbie White Beattie says
I’m the same as you because I binge watch a show until it’s done, right now I’m doing X Files and I’m half way through the 6th season. If I start something else I’d forget what had happened previously on the show when I went back but doing it all at once you get the whole story.
Yes, my swiss cheese brain can only handle one plotline at a time. LOL. 😀