I was an 80s kid… I loved Super Mario Brothers, I watches Popples and Smurfs and Care Bears and I wore plastic bracelets and played with Shrinky Dinks. It was a fun time of great dance music, fun cartoons, corny movies that I can watch a zillion times, and celebrities were all superheroes or animated. I’m betting you wore scrunchies and played with a Rubik’s Cube too!
Imagine my delight when I discovered that Mario Brothers, Care Bears, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Popples, and more…they were back, for my kids.
And my kids love them!
I feel kind of cool, like I was 30 years ahead of the trend!
Netflix has a lot of great shows streaming now (I’m simultaneously watching a bunch, and Blue Bloods is a current favorite), and I have to admit I like watching with my boys too, because they are watching my favorite children’s shows. Totally nostalgic moment. Love sharing this with them!
In case you are wondering what’s going on over at Netflix, here is a selection from the Kids section (included in streaming plans and family friendly… in fact, often educational):
1 Care Bears and Cousins – Remember “Care Bears! Caaaarrre!”… they still do, with more characters and more adventures
2 Popples! Strawberry Shortcake! My Little Pony! Favorites for little girls everywhere.
3 The Babysitter’s Club – we read the books (all of them, dozens and dozens, and we wanted to be babysitters too) and seeing it adsfdaf onscreen is pretty cool!
4 Smurfs- The Magic Flute – I watched this as a kid. Love the blast from the past of a favorite movie!
5 Garfield, Inspector Gadget, and Curious George REDUX…favorites revived and recreated for a new generation. They are just as fabulous as the original, but with newer graphics and new adventures and storylines. Curious George is a favorite. There is a reason it one an Emmy Award. It’s an educational, fun show I keep hoping my sons will pick to watch because I love watching it!… so good!
Remember the 80s?
Relive it on Netflix, because it really was amazing the first time around. The 80s life and 80s tv ROCKED!
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