10 Family-friendly Shows On Netflix You Can Enjoy With Your Kids

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The lockdown drove many of us nuts in the sense that we all ran out of things to do at home. Apart from those who do remote work at this time, many of us made ourselves busy by learning how to cook, baking up a storm in the kitchen, working on waterproof deck coatings at home, learning a new craft or hobby, and looking for online jobs to augment our income.

Maybe you also need to relax a bit and enjoy the downtime with your family. One of the best ways to enjoy quality family time is by watching a movie or TV show at home. With Netflix always ready, here are a few goodies that are safe for all family members to watch together.

10 Netflix Shows You Can Enjoy with the Whole Family on Any Given Weekend

1. Carmen Sandiego

It’s fun, it’s educational, and it’s entertaining. Carmen Sandiego is a master thief from the 1980s known for using her skills for good and imparting a lot of information about history and geography.

2. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

Who isn’t a fan of Scooby-Doo and his gang of meddling kids? Aside from Mystery Incorporated, Netflix also has three seasons of What’s New, Scooby-Doo?. You can spend hours of fun solving mysteries alongside Scooby and the gang.

3. Fast & Furious Spy Racers

Since the next Fast & Furious movie is delayed and has been scheduled for a 2021 release, you can follow the adventures of Dom’s cousin, Tony Toretto, as he infiltrates an elite racing league.

4. The Good Place

It is a thoughtful comedy about the afterlife filled with dysfunctional yet lovable characters that will surely win your hearts with each episode you watch.

5. Anne With An E

Based on the book series Anne of Green Gables, the show focuses on an orphan who finds a home in the company of a spinster and her brother. The series gives a modern sensibility to Anne’s world, which will not alienate long-time fans of the book series.

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6. Dogs

This six-part docuseries explores the beautiful and unique bond between dogs and their caregivers. If your family has a soft spot for canines, this series is a must-watch.

7. A Series of Unfortunate Events

Based on the Lemony Snicket’s children’s series, the show follows the journey of the Baudelaire orphans as they face several challenges and the wicked Count Olaf in search of unlocking family secrets.

8. Gilmore Girls

The show was a hit a few decades ago because of its quirky characters and wit. Plus, the circumstances mother-and-daughter tandem Lorelai and Rory find themselves in feels very real to viewers of all ages. It’s a great show that will keep both parents and children entertained.

9. The Great British Baking Show

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at baking during the lockdown period but can’t seem to bring yourself to it, perhaps this show will inspire you. It is a show about amateur bakers outdoing each other in a 10-week competition. One of the things that set this apart from other shows in the same category is its drama-free environment, making it a good choice for the whole family to enjoy together.

10. Once Upon A Time

Imagine taking your favorite fairy tale characters and putting them in a real-world setting. That’s what this show’s premise is all about. Set in a town where fairy tale characters are cursed to live without their previous life’s memories, the show gives both adult and child a fun glimpse into a different fantasy involving fantasy characters.

There’s an abundance of great family-friendly TV shows available not just from Netflix but from other providers as well. Enjoying family time with great entertainment will make this pandemic a lot easier to bear, given the wonderful memories we’re building with our families.

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