The Dangerous Book for Boys (Amazon)

DangerousBookforBoysThe Dangerous Book for Boys is a book (which I haven’t read) and a TV series created by Amazon. The TV series is entertaining and well-acted. I liked the values that the father tries to instill in his sons, particularly the main character Wyatt, who is struggling the most with his father’s passing.

This is an entertaining, light-hearted, family TV series that adults can enjoy with their children. Personally, I think it is clever how the idea for this series was created from a non-fiction, how-to book for boys. It will definitely be joining my list of TV shows to recommend to families or adults who enjoy good, clean, fun.

 

Jumanji (PG)

JumajiThe 2017 film Jumanji is more like a sequel than a remake. And, I think it is clever how they adapted the idea of Jumanji (previously a board game in the 1995 version with Robin Williams) into something that modern teens would use/could relate to (a video game). The film pays tribute to the 1995 version with a small reference to Alan Parish (Robin William’s character in the original), and has more of a back story and more character development than the original.

There was a little bit more profanity than I was expecting in a PG movie, and there is some crude humor. But overall, the movie was entertaining, funny, and enjoyable.

The Greatest Showman (PG)

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The Greatest Showman is an entertaining musical and a good family movie. The cast is talented, and the plot is good. My sisters really liked the music and said it was catchy. I enjoyed the music, but personally didn’t find it catchy. To me the music sounded too edited/studio manipulated. I’m used to music styles like Wicked, Newsies, The Scarlet Pimpernel, etc. and this music, while good, wasn’t my style. However, this is a movie I wouldn’t hesitate to watch again or recommend. It’s simply a movie I wouldn’t buy the soundtrack too.

Worst Witch

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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. It’s nice to have a light-hearted, clean show to simply relax too.

This is based off of a book; I have not read the book yet.

Granite Flats (BYU TV)

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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.) It can be intense (at least that is what my 12 year old sister says), and I rather agree. It is intense because of the high level of emotion that certain characters display in some situations. It is a GOOD show! The children actors are really talented.

Granite Flats (BYU TV) can be viewed on Netflix.