While looking for some good shows to watch with your family, you’ve got to be extra picky! And to ease this out, we’ve curated a list of six great shows that your entire family can watch together on Netflix. A whole new meaning to Netflix and Chill, we’d say.
The Good Place
The American fantasy comedy television series, created by Michael Schur, is philosophically deep and filled with humour. The Good Place is set in the afterlife where Eleanor Shellstrop, a deceased woman who lived a selfish and spiteful life, is brought to “the good place” by mistake. She seeks the help of her soulmate Chidi, along with other occupants of the Good Place, to become a better person, as the show takes us through the flashbacks in her life. The show is one of the sweetest and funniest shows on Netflix that you should watch as soon as possible. Flawless writing, acting, originality, setting, and tone.
Anne With an E
The Canadian series, created by Moira Walley-Beckett, is a worthwhile adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 classic work in children’s literature, “Anne of Green Gables”. The story follows a plucky orphan, whose passions run deep, as she finds an unlikely home with a spinster Marilla Cuthbert and her soft-spoken bachelor brother Matthew. The show brought a surprisingly modern sensibility to Anne’s world with the thoughtful expansion of the original story and is sure to appeal to adults who grew up reading it. The show also has an anti-bullying and women’s empowerment message fit for children.
The American comedy-drama television series, “Gilmore Girls” is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. The show follows the relationship between a fiercely independent single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, and her gifted, Ivy League-bound daughter, Rory, who live in Stars Hollow, a fictional town filled with colourful characters. The classic show described as witty, intimate and feel-good is ideal to be watched together by the family for its quirky characters and the strikingly real relationships they make, and the quick-paced stream of jokes.
Netflix’s medieval fantasy drama series, created by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler, is based on their graphic novel of the same name. The series retells the charming mercenary King Arthur’s quest to find Merlin’s sword after a rebellious, young sorceress Nimue (Thirteen Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford) armed with mysterious powers and a legendary sword joins forces with him on a mission to save her people. The series which is defined by Netflix as violent and gritty spans across 10 episodes.
The coming-of-age family dramedy, series created by Robia Rashid, focuses on the life of 18-year-old Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), with autism spectrum disorder who is seeking a girlfriend and independence. His bid for more independence puts his whole family on a path of self-discovery. The show is enjoyable with its therapy sessions and other elements that focus on autism and humour throughout the run and it is rarely from the protagonist. The show talks inclusion and compassion – themes the audience can easily relate to. The show, which is described as quirky and heartfelt by Netflix, is an emotional ride and a worth watch especially considering shorter runtimes and the heft that sucker-punches you at the end.
This popular series was originally released on National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in September 1994 and has been made available on Netflix since January 2015. The series, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, is all about the comedic and romantic adventures and career issues, of six friends – Ross, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Rachel. Friends is still watched by millions of audience all over the world and is one of the most popular series on Netflix. Ugh. Feels like we made a fool of everyone reading this, explaining to them what Friends is about. Well, for the (shocking) newcomers, here you go.
Either of the shows you’ve watched already? Any tips?