As a child of the eighnineties (isn’t that way better than “millennial” for those of us born in the very early 80’s? I think so. I am not the same as someone born in 1992, thankyouverymuch), so many of my memories revolve around television. We were still a generation of “go outside and play until the street lights come on”, but we were also the kids who got that new thing called the Disney Channel. We got the original TNBC and TGIF. We got “Goonies” and “ET” even if some of us were too young to see it them in the theaters. We just watched them repeatedly on tapes we rented from Blockbuster Video instead. We got to see “The Breakfast Club” because our older siblings had no choice but to let us hang out with them while they watched movies with their friends.
TV and movie life was awesome in the eighnineties.
Flash forward an obscene number of years and I constantly wish my kids were able to see some of the gems of my generation. I can’t help but watch an episode of “Jessie” and wish we were watching “Clarissa Explains it All” instead.
This is why I go all fangirl crazy when Netflix adds a show from my younger life. Here are some of my favorites available on Netflix now. (PS: I don’t work for or with Netflix.) (PPS: yes, I watch these shows on my own and without my children. You want to make something of it?)
1. Bill Nye: The Science Guy:
2. The Wonder Years:
4. Saved by the Bell:
5. Spiderman and His Amazing Friends
6. Pee-Wee’s Playhouse:
7. Jem and the Holograms:
What’s your favorite throwback show on Netflix? Is anyone else making a list of shows they wish were on Netflix now? Because I’m looking at you SQUARE ONE TELEVISION.