This month’s post for the #streamteam, I’m featuring my favorite throwback TV shows.
Ever geek-out with your kids over which superhero has the coolest super powers? Or sing the Scooby Doo theme song and subsequently begin speaking only in words that start with ‘R’?
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.
Our list of must-watch throwbacks is below, but we want to hear what retro titles you’re most excited to pass down to your kids. Are there favorites you’ve already watched with the kids or any fun traditions you’ve started – like “Jedi training” (aka getting ready for bed) – to extend the fun of what you’ve watched together? We hear ideas for a #TBT post…
Over 30 TV Shows from the 80’s to Stream on Netflix
- The Wonder Years
- He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
- Super Mario Bros. Super Show
- Pee-Wee’s Playhouse
- Star Trek
- Shaka Zulu
- Mystery Science Theater 3000
- The Real Ghostbusters
- Rab C. Nesbitt
- Danger Mouse
- Night Rider
- The A-Team
- The Andy Griffith Show
- The Incredible Hulk
- Dr. Who
- Quantum Leap
- Magnum, P.I.
- Miami Vice
- Galactica 1980
- Curious George
- Tom and Jerry
- Thomas the Tank Engine
- Jem and the Holograms
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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.
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