9 Family-Friendly Netflix Shows You Can Watch In 2021
While Covid-19 vaccines are slowly rolling out, we as a civilization still aren’t out of the woods yet. To survive this, we need to have herd immunity. It means that we will need a greater number of vaccinated and immune citizens to prevent the further spread of a particular virus.
Being stuck at home will still be a thing this year. Thankfully, there are a lot of distractions that can keep us entertained at home. But there can be things that you can only enjoy by yourself. Much like movies or shows online. If you want to have a family-friendly bonding, especially with your parents, here are a few Netflix shows you can watch with your parents.
1. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
Something that can be relatable, especially for your family members who love home organizing. The show offers several Marie Kondo tips when it comes to tidying up things at your home. The specificity of the set of Marie Kondo tips suggests that the very best way to clean up is to have a set of categories for all the objects present. For example, right now, you most probably have all your clothes stacked in your closet at the moment.
Then the drawers of your dresser could be overflowing with clothes as well. Plus, maybe everywhere else around the house. That is not very effective as an organizing tactic. Therefore, Marie Kondo has placed this tip as a part of her KonMari checklist that says you should organize by category and not spread your objects all over different locations. With this, you save space and time by sorting items based on their types.
2. Schitt’s Creek
If you or even your mom haven’t already watched this award-winning gem, it’s about time you get caught up with these fabulously funny Roses. While most of the main focus is directed towards the real-life father and son Eugene and Dan Levy playing a sort of down-on-their-luck father and son circumstance, witnessing the overall relationship bloom between Moira Rose and her daughter Alexis, played by Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy will be a very good bonding time with your mother.
3. The West Wing
Something a bit more serious and more relatable both for you and your old folks is The West Wing. This is an Aaron Sorkin White House drama that had originally aired on NBC from 1999-2006. But like a good bottle of wine, the show feels almost quaint in today’s modern time. The rousing speeches of President Josiah Jed Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen, can still inspire and captivate.
4. Cobra Kai
A show that can reach out and connect two different generations. Thirty years after Karate Kid, the show continues the epic feud between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). This awesome nostalgic series helps the viewer catch up with the rivals, all grown up now and are both raising a new set of karate masters in their dojos.
If you have a parent or any family member that can’t get enough of the Royal family, this may very well be one of the best shows you can all enjoy as a family. This show gives an intriguing look at the reign as well as the romance of Queen Elizabeth II. A certainly excellent bonus here is that it features the Oscar-winning Olivia Coleman as her royal highness.
6. The Edge of Seventeen
This is a witty and star-studded film that features this coming-of-age story and is an amazing movie to watch with your mom, for example, if your teenage years were a little tense. This film features the main character Nadine getting the shock of her life when her best friend begins dating her boyfriend.
7. Bird Box
Something that can be a bit more intense but still pretty much watchable is Bird Box. That is, of course, if you’re the types of folks that bond over horror films. The film tells the story of a mother trying to get her two children to safety in a desperate dystopian world. It has got the right amount of dark vibes and not for the faint of heart. But again, if you and your family can take a little thrill, this is sure to bring you closer together.
8. Stranger Things
Another series that can bridge the gap between two generations. Especially if your old folks were teens back in the early eighties. This is an American science fiction mixed with a little bit of horror and a lot of eighties goodness. The show follows the adventures of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and Eleven. Nothing beats a story set in the 1980s in Indiana as young kids witness supernatural phenomena and secret government exploits while unraveling several extraordinary mysteries.
9. The History Of Swear Words
These are the shows that you could binge-watch with your family while being stuck at home in the meantime. And if you and your family are up for it, you can watch something a bit naughty. The History of Swear Words is a documentary hosted by famed star Nicholas Cage and tells a fun, and of course, truncated and comedic version of the literal history of how swear words were coined. It is very entertaining other than the fact that it is informative.
In A Nutshell
Family time is a must! And since there are limited things to do during a pandemic, one of the best ways to hang out with your best folks is by scheduling a movie night. Listed above are some of the best shows that you can check out with the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Prepare the popcorn, turn up the volume of the television, and enjoy a good show.