Ten Nostalgic Television Shows to Binge Watch With Your Tweens

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television showsMy oldest daughter has transitioned from watching TV shows like Calliou (thank goodness!) and Sofia the First to tween hits like Bunk’d or Fuller House and I thought I would be relieved to see live action over cartoon but I just can’t get into any of the shows with her! When she is watching a TV show, I want to actively watch with her (and try and use the shows for teachable moments) so I recently made a TV bucket list of shows that I adored when I was younger that we could binge watch together on occasion.  

It has taken a while to find ones that are enjoyable for both of us, but thanks to the streaming services, we have more than enough content to last us for a couple of years. Despite the long list, we actually don’t watch a ton of TV in our house so when we do watch as a family, I want to make sure everyone (parents included) is enjoying themselves!

One quick note about some of these shows-while I obviously didn’t pick up some of the innuendos or messaging the first time I watched it, there are still plenty of discussion topics that can arise, so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend letting your kids watch them without a parent nearby to answer any questions.

  • The Brady Bunch
  • The Addams Family
  • I Love Lucy
  • The Wonder Years
  • Clarissa Explains It All
  • Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Boy Meets World
  • 7th Heaven
  • Step by Step
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Five bonus suggestions for your not so quite tweens who are still into cartoons but past the Super Why stage:

  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • Muppet Show
  • Hey Arnold
  • Jimmy Neutron

What are some of your favorite nostalgic shows?  We are always looking to add to our list for a rainy Saturday watching binge session!

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