This is a list of adult shows you can watch with your tweens. Children’s programming leaves something to be desired, and that’s all I’m gonna say about that 😉 I know, I know, we should we watching less TV, right? But we happen to enjoy TV in our house, and though I try to limit it, we enjoy sitting and watching shows together when there’s no good movies for movie night.
Naturally, every family has different convictions. So please review any show before watching with your tween and use your own judgement. What’s okay for me might offend you. All of the shows listed here are rated TV-PG or less, however some British shows are not rated.
Most of these are either available on Netflix orAmazon Prime*. I first started using Amazon Prime just for the free 2 day shipping on most items. I would probably never pay $99 a year to watch television, but as a homeschool mom the 2 day shipping alone is worth it. I also use it now for much more than books, with free shipping it beats going out to the store.
For the romantic at heart or the history buff.
Okay, this isn’t an adult show, but it is not well known so I wanted to include it.
The following shows are a reality shows in which modern day families go live in communities that authentically reflect different historical time periods.
For the kid that likes to know how things work and enjoys the outdoors.
For the Science Fiction or Fairy Tale fans.
For the budding cook or future homemaker.
These are not available on DVD or instant, but they are on network television. Some are educational, and some are just fun to watch.
Your turn: What’s your favorite show on this list? And what shows did I miss?
*Some of these are affiliate links, which means if you use it, I will get a few cents. It doesn’t cost you any extra and helps support this site and my book habit.