Suitable for all ages and above all they teach us values for life, we recommend these series to watch with your children.
There are little things we can do to make sure that our family spends time together and shares some experience: organizing excursions, going out to dinner and everyone attending a show or a game are some of the hobbies that you can do. But if you are more of staying at home and do not want to invest a lot of money in it, one of the experiences that most unites the members of a family is to follow one or several television series together. Meeting weekly to see a new chapter of your favorite series or choosing a day of the week to watch it as a marathon is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining plans you can try.
To make the choice easier, at PregDream we suggest 6 television series that the whole family can watch and that both children and parents will surely enjoy:
1. ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’
‘ Once upon a time ‘ brings together all the characters from classic and modern tales and unites them in the same space. The story begins when Henry, a boy who lives in the town of Storybrooke, decides to search for his biological mother, Emma Swan. You will soon find her in her apartment in Boston on her 28th birthday, and from then on everything will change. Henry has a theory that the inhabitants of Storybrooke are actually the characters in the fairy tales that we all know, but that due to a curse produced by his adoptive mother, the Evil Queen, they have no recollection of their past. The only one who can undo the curse is Emma, the SaviorBut to do so, she must have faith and believe that everything Henry tells her is real, which will not be easy, Emma being a great skeptic because of her own past.
If your children are fans of Disney movies they will surely love this series: among its characters we find Snow White, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Jiminy Cricket, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstinskin and many more, including the characters from ‘ Frozen ‘ in its latest season. ‘Once upon a time’ transmits very positive values that all children (and adults) should have, such as supporting whatever happens to the family or always doing good.
2. ‘HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’
This is another of the series that you have surely seen on television at some time, even if it was only a glance. ‘ How I Met Your Mother ‘ is one of the funniest comedies ever aired. The plot revolves around Ted Mosby, who tells his children the story of how he met their mother . In flashback mode we witness the adventures and misadventures in New York City of Ted and his friends, Marshall, Lily, Barney and Robin, with whom he will maintain a romance with many ups and downs.
The script for ‘How I Met Your Mother’ is very careful and the amount of audiovisual resources used is striking, which makes this series very special. It also highlights how important friendship is.
‘ Parenthood ‘ is the serial remake of the film ‘ Sweet Home … Sometimes! ‘directed by Ron Howard. The plot revolves around the Braverman family formed by the grandparents, Zeek and Camille and their four children with their families. The eldest son is Adam, who with his wife Christina has a teenage daughter, Haddie, and a son, Max, who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. The second is Sarah, who is divorced and, overwhelmed by the rebellion of her daughter Amber and together with her other son, the shy Drew, moves into her parents’ house. Crosby is the third, he works at a record company and is dedicated to living life carelessly, until he discovers that he has a 3-year-old son. Finally there is Julia who works as a lawyer while her husband Joel is dedicated to taking care of the house and their young daughter, Sydney.
What makes ‘Parenthood’ such a suitable series to watch as a family is that it covers the entire age spectrum , so children, parents, and grandparents alike will relate to watching it. It also deals with a wide variety of topics such as Asperger’s , cancer, alcoholism or infertility, although the star plot, as the name suggests, is parenthood. It is a highly emotional series ; We recommend that you and your family have handkerchiefs close by, because when you finish a chapter it is unlikely that there will be a dry eye in the room.
4. ‘THOSE WONDERFUL 70S’
If you want to see a slightly different series, you can try ‘ Aquellos Maravillosos 70 ‘, a comedy whose action takes place in this decade. The protagonist is Eric Forman, who together with his friends Kelso, Hyde, Donna, Jackie and Fez will try to survive his adolescence in the small town of Point Place . Eric’s parents, Red and Kitty, also play an important role in the series, with their relationship with their son being one of the plots that provokes the most laughter.
Watching ‘Those Wonderful 70s’ your children will not only have fun, but they will also learn a lot about the culture of that time , especially music, since it is a vital resource in the series.
5. ‘GILMORE GIRLS’
If you have a very close relationship with your daughter, we especially recommend ‘ The Gilmore Girls ‘, which you have probably caught on television at some time. The protagonists of the series are Lorelai Gilmore, the mother, and Rory Gilmore, the daughter, who live together in the small town of Stars Hollow.. Lorelai had Rory as a teenager, which caused a great separation between her and her parents, who did not approve of her raising her alone. When Rory turns 16, she is accepted into a prestigious academy that prepares her to enter Harvard University, Rory’s dream. However, Lorelai does not have enough money to allow Rory to attend that academy; To achieve this, he asks his wealthy parents for a loan, which they accept in exchange for their daughter and granddaughter to visit them every Friday. In this way, a new tradition is established in the Gilmore family , opening the door to communication between all its members.
‘The Gilmore Girls’ is famous for its quick and witty lines and its continuous cultural references. The intimate relationship, built on a foundation of trust and sense of humor that Lorelai and Rory have is what we all wish for us , and surely watching this series will inspire you to try it.
6. ‘DOCTOR IN ALABAMA’
If you and your children like the simple, romantic, funny and close series ‘Doctor in Alabama’ should be the chosen one. It all begins when Zoe Hart, a young doctor from New York discovers that her real father, recently deceased, has bequeathed her a medical practice in the small town of Bluebell, Alabama. When her dream of being a surgeon falls apart, she decides to abandon her cosmopolitan life and move to the south to work as a family doctor in the practice. However, she will soon discover that life in the village is much more different from life in the city than she thought.
A very nice series, ideal for relaxing with the family while watching.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.