Shows to Binge During Winter Break

With winter break going on your children will be home and probably watching the same videos on Youtube over and over. As much as you want to limit your children’s screen time you may want to join them around the television and watch some good shows with them. In no particular order, here are a few shows that you can binge with your kids over the holiday break.

The Wonder Years

Ok, before you start complaining about the show getting rid of Kevin and Winnie, this is not replacing that show. While there are similarities between both shows this show gives us a different look at America. While the original Wonder Years showed us the 60s from white America, this version shows us the other side of America through the eyes of Dean Williams, a young black boy living in Montgomery, Alabama.

Each episode beautifully shows the similarities and struggles of these two worlds. This is such a great show that is sure to bring about great conversations and needs to be supported. The narrator this time is Don Cheadle and you get a fun insight into Dean’s thinking. While every episode is brilliant, two standouts for me are “The Workplace” and “Be Prepared”. The latter is a perfect love letter to fathers everywhere doing their best for their children.

Wonder Years airs on Wednesdays on the ABC network and can be seen the following day on HULU.

Maya and the Three

Maya and the Three is such a beautiful show. From the look, the design of the characters, and the overall story, Maya and the Three is something that needs to be watched. While some aspects of the story may be a little too much for younger kids, it is something that needs to be seen and celebrated. It is always great to see Latino representation on the screen and this show celebrates our culture and history.

Maya is trying to fulfill the prophecy to save her village but along the way she learns about who she is and her purpose in life. Again, there are some themes in the show that may be too much for younger kids like death, war, and the afterlife, but it all is part of the story and necessary for your viewing. We have watched this series three times already and pick up something new every time.

Maya and the Three is available on Netflix

City of Ghosts

This is a show that needs to be seen by everyone! Yes, it is a show about ghosts! No, it is not scary! Yes, it is cute as hell and teaches you a lot about California and the different neighborhoods. The premise of the show is a group of kids that interview ghosts that are haunting various locations. The children learn about the ghosts and in turn, the ghosts teach the children something about the area they are in.

The show is such a treat to look at due to the various styles that are used in animation. There are 6 episodes and you will want to watch them over and over because of how entertaining they are. Grab your kids and family and watch this brilliant show and tell your friends to watch it too.

City of Ghost is available on Netflix

Jurrasic Park: Camp Cretaceous

If you are a fan of the Jurassic Park movies, you will love this series. My son started watching season 1 and after two episodes we were hooked. Each episode has some great action and tension like the Jurassic Park movies. The storyline is pretty basic: a group of teens trying to get off the island and not get eaten by dinosaurs. Although that seems like a simple enough plot there are a few twists and turns and a lot of dinosaurs. Season 4 just started and we can not wait to see where this season takes us.

Inspired by the Jurassic World franchise, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Camp Cretaceous, a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar, who must work together to survive when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island.

Jurrasic Park: Camp Cretaceous is available on Netflix

Star Wars Visions

It’s Star Wars! What other reason do you need? In all seriousness, it is always great to see Star Wars through different eyes and different takes on the saga. These nine episodes are beautiful to look at and have great stories.

Star Wars Visions is available on Disney+

What are some shows you would add to this list? Share them with us in the comments below.

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