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Collective geekdom makes everything better, which is why I’m proud to be at the forefront of the geek parenting movement.
Jeff and I are all about it, and as children of the 70s and 80s (who were uncool way before being uncool was cool), know that becoming-cultural-gatekeepers turned parents deserves all the hi-fives.
There’s just something magical about seeing throwbacks through your children’s modern-minded eyes, and getting a chance to bond over a shared love of the classically nerdtastic is the stuff of parents’ dreams.
What’s more, throwback reboots are introducing a whole new generation of kids to some of our favorite childhood characters, while paving the way for some cool family traditions like visiting Disney Parks’ Star Wars Weekends, attending Comic-Cons, inventive cosplaying, and of course, lightsaber swordsmanship.
Netflix gets it, and since the old-school classics we all grew up on more popular than ever, introduced new original series, Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse.
Better yet, Netflix has a whole lineup of old-school cool to pass down to your geeklets, including:
Danger Mouse (available June 15)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
The Magic School Bus
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That
Garfield and Friends
The Super Mario Bros Super Show!
The Smurfs 2
Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated
(As always, head over to Common Sense Media for in-depth descriptions and comprehensive reviews that can help you determine what’s best for your children to watch.)
What are you and your family geeking out about on Netflix this month?
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