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Netflix Is Bringing The 80s Back + 6 Month Netflix Streaming Giveaway! #StreamTeam

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!

netflix brings the 80s back

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!

soooo much!

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!

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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!

Win a Six Month Netflix Subscription!

Tell me something YOU loved about the 80s, or your current favorite show streaming on Netflix, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a 6 months subscription to Netflix! Ends December 16… good luck! US only, 18+.

  • Wow I remember Rainbow Brite, Carebears, Carebear Cousins and Popples. Course I remember “Pop, Pop, Poppables” lol. Oh remember Gummy Bears? I can’t wait to watch all these shows again but this time with my own kids. 😉 I loved CRIMPED hair too.

  • I was a teen in the 80’s and LOVED the music!!! Depeche Mode, Cindy Lauper, David Bowie, Madonna , Yaz, Sinead O’Connor … so many awesome bands … too many to list… time to go pop in a CD 😊

  • I loved Care Bears, Rainbow Brite, and He Man. I enjoyed watching Dallas with my Mom, too.

  • amyc

    Favorite show on Netflix is Orange is the New Black.

  • I LOVED the Rubik’s cube and carried one around with me all the time! I sure would love to win as I haven’t tried Netflix, yet. Yes, I’m a little behind the times!

  • I loved Rainbow Brite, Sheerah and being a kid 😉

  • sdadolf

    Back in the 80’s, just about everyone had a good positive attitude about life, work, and the world. I liked that very much.

  • Susan S.

    My fave show that is streaming on Netflix, is called “Broadchurch”, not retro, but amazing- thanks for a chance to win!

  • Priscilla Evenson

    Love Netflix! Just watched The Game Stands Tall the other night!

  • pm nascimento

    I loved the Dinosaurs! Now we love OITNB!

  • Denise P

    I loved the Care Bears and Rainbow Brite and the Little Mermaid and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lol

  • pm nascimento

    I loved the Care Bears and Rainbow Brite and the Little Mermaid and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lol

  • Sarah Hirsch

    I love 80’s music!

  • Lisa

    I love the hair styles of the 80s.

  • Ty

    There was way to many shows to love in the 80’s, Rainbow Brite, Popples, Pound Puppies, Strawberry Shortcake, Thundercats, and the Smurfs, being a kid was the best during that time. hah!

  • Sharon Kaminski

    I would love to see Pulp Fiction (1994) currently playing on Netflex.

  • Tabitha

    I loved the feeling of being safe in the 80’s!

  • Debra S

    Oh yes I had babies during the early 80s so we remember! I made Care Bear appliques on bib overalls for the girls, Teenage mutant ninja turtle ones for the boys! We had all the He-Man things! Oh yes. I LOVED 80’s music and still do. Heck the Pixies will never grow old to me.
    Netflix? I am able to watch it now, thanks to a son.. when I do his baby-sitting! LOL So I now am trying to get thru “Jessica Jones”. I did watch “The Killing” before and oh it was good.

  • Michele Cupp

    I think it was the 80s when we all started getting perms in our hair. Loved it back then considering I had the straightest hair you could possibly have!

  • Robin M

    I think the 80″s big hair is hilarious. My favorite Netflix show is House of Cards.

  • Ephraim

    My favorite thing about the 80s was the neon! It’s a look that I still love today and I know it was a pretty cheesy idea of a futuristic look, but it’s one I still hold onto dearly. And what goes better with that look than the music of the 80s?

  • jberry

    Favorite show on Netflix is Peaky Blinders, in a class of it’s own.

  • Debbie B

    My favorite netflix show is the Walking Dead – i also like orange is the new black –

  • peter gladue

    I just got Netflix this month to watch “The Very Murray Christmas Special’, Bill Murray is GREAT and the songs were good too.

  • Lisa

    I liked the Rubik’s Cube from the eighties. I also remember scrunchies for your hair. I didn’t see acid washed jeans mentioned in your post, but they’re probably better forgotten anyway.It seemed like things in the eighties were brightly colored.

  • Whitney

    My favorite show on netflix is house of cards!

  • Ashley

    Current favorite show is Jessica Jones

  • Deborah

    I love rewatching Friends on Netflix

  • Nancy Marcho

    I loved the big hair (and the big hair bands). My favorite then (and now) is Jon BonJovi. He still rocks!

  • Marie

    My fave show is nikita

  • Julie

    I love watching the midwives and Jessica Jones. Thanks for the chance to win! Julie smartsavvymama@gmail.com

  • Julie

    My favorite show is Nikita

  • latanya

    I loved the cabbage patch dolls

  • David Balkin

    I love (LOVE) House of Cards. I mean…who doesn’t!?

  • Mike

    I loved playing games on the hot new Atari 2600!

  • Bonnie Clyne

    I loved almost everything about the 80s! The hair, the clothes, the music!

  • Janine H

    I love 80s music!

  • Chrissy Mcpherson (@Frm1Mom2Another)

    My collection of Cabbage Patch Dolls, Oh how I filled out every birth certificate with more detail than on my Children’s real ones haha. & Then there was my Teddy Ruxpin, which I still have today. He was my bestie & I still pop a tape in his back a few times a year to listen to him tell me stories. I miss those days!

  • Michael Perkins

    The “A” Team! So funny it was unreal. I pity da fooo

  • Allyson Bossie

    Sens8 is my favorite Netflix series right now. Loving it!

  • Robin

    I loved Rainbow Bright, Care Bears, Teddy Ruxpin, the tassles on our handle bars, and my Sisters big big hair! :p

  • Frank P

    I loved the music of the 80’s. New Wave rules!