Connect with your kids or indulge nostalgia with these 80’s TV Shows on Netflix.
There’s something pretty awesome about connecting with your kids over something you loved when you were young. It offers kids a glimpse into what you were like as a kid yourself and gives you a way to relive your childhood.
As it turns out, cartoons such as the new Netflix original series Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse are giving parents and their kids loads to bond over. Not only are the old-school classics we all grew up on more popular than ever, but new reboots are introducing a whole new generation to some of our most favorite characters.
TV Shows from the 80’s to Stream on Netflix
Sam Malone, an ex-baseball player turned bar owner, operates a saloon that’s always filled with quirky customers and even more eccentric staff. (Watch on Netflix)
Under God’s direction, angel Jonathan and ex-cop Mark help troubled souls overcome adversity and embrace honesty, kindness and forgiveness. (Watch on Netflix)
Decades after the adventures of the original Enterprise crew, Capt. Jean-Luc Picard leads a new Enterprise on missions to explore unknown worlds. (Watch on Netflix)
Mixing live action and animation, this classic series brought the beloved Super Mario Bros. video game characters to television screens everywhere. (Watch on Netflix)
Alex Trebek hosts one of TV’s longest-running game shows, where a trio of players buzz in with their knowledge of history, arts, pop culture and more. (Watch on Netflix)
Captured by mad scientists, new host Jonah survives a blitz of cheesy B movies by riffing on them with his funny robot pals. (Watch on Netflix)
Pee-wee Herman brings his stage show to the masses with this innovative live-action kids series that invites viewers into his quirky, childlike world. (Watch on Netflix)
The battle between the Robotech defenders and the Zentraedi is taken to the limits of the Solar System as the two forces meet in the rings of Saturn. (Watch on Netflix)
Follow the adventures of superspy Danger Mouse and his bumbling sidekick, Penfold, as they jet around the world foiling their enemies’ evil plots. (Watch on Netflix)
Looking for a fun and easy way to connect with your kids? Figure out what you have in common.
How old is your child?
What grade is he/she in?
What shows did you watch at that age / in that grade?
I’ll go first
My son is 12 and just finished the 6th grade.
I was 12 in 1990 and watched The Simpsons, Cosby Show, Full House, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Blossom, and Beverly Hills, 90210.
My daughter is 5 and will be entering Kindergarten in the fall.
I was 5 in 1983 and watched Inspector Gadget, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, and Reading Rainbow.
Then, why not create a new family tradition: Throwback Thursday, where you and your family what your favorite TV shows.