TV Shows

Shows in blue are family favorites.

I am the oldest of 5 girls, and so anything designated as “family favorites” are movies/TV shows that I have watched with my 10 year-old sisters on up.

  • Drop Dead Diva (Now on Netflix)
  • Duck Dynasty (A&E)
  • Round Planet (BBC)
    • This is a documentary, but it is more comedy than educational. I would give it a PG-13 rating.
Family Friendly
  • Anne With An E (Netflix)
  • The Dangerous Book for Boys (Amazon Prime)
  • Free Reign (Netflix)
  • Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street (Amazon Prime)

  • Granite Flats (Netflix)
    • A TV series produced by Brigham Young University TV. From Wikipedia: “Because BYUtv is intended for a family audience that shares Mormon values, there is no smoking, no adult or extramarital content, and all alcohol consumption is portrayed in a distinctly negative light.”
    • While they do get into the topic of religion in a couple of instances, it is nothing that Christians should find offensive as the moral values are applicable regardless of one’s faith, and as the above statement indicates, it is clean and family friendly (a relief in my opinion).
  • Just Add Magic (Amazon Prime)
    • This is a clean, innocent TV show, great for younger viewers. I (as a 26 year old adult) enjoyed the show. It was nice to see kids having good, clean fun. This series is based on a book, and believe it or not, I actually enjoyed the TV show more than the book.
  • Supergirl (Netflix)
    • This is not a favorite of mine, but my family seems to enjoy it.
  • Troll Hunters (Netflix)
    • This TV show is fun for the entire family, even the adults.
    • This is also based off of a book, although I did not find the book as fun or lighthearted as the TV series.
  • Worst Witch (Netflix)
    • This show is a fun, innocent show for young girls. While some adults might find it painful/cheesy, it is simply a sweet, fun, innocent show. 
    • This is based off of a book; I have not read the book yet.
Fantasy/Science Fiction*

*All these TV shows are family friendly, but some of the action violence may be disturbing to younger viewers. 

  • Dr. Who (BBC)
  • Once Upon A Time (ABC)
    • Parents with younger kids, be warned, every now-and-then there is a scene with adult content. They don’t really show anything expect the couple in bed or passionately kissing; it is minimal as far as modern TV shows go, but if you don’t want to explain to your 8 or 10 year olds whats going on, then you might want to preview the episodes before you watch them with younger kids.
  • Robin Hood (BBC)
  • The Blacklist
    • Sensitive Reader Alert – for violence. Read my review.
  • Blue Bloods (CBS)
  • Foyle’s War (BBC)
  • Grimm (NBC)
  • Longmire (Netflix)
  • Monk (USA)
  • Murdoch Mysteries (BBC)
  • NCIS (CBS)
  • Nero Wolfe (BBC)
  • New Tricks (BBC)
  • Person of Interest (CBS)
  • Sherlock (BBC)
  • White Collar (USA)