If you’re not on vacation this weekend, or don’t have home improvement plans that are taking up your time, or other fun commitments (the last two are a large part of my home life at the moment, as we are painting our house’s exterior around the schedule for PAX West), and if the weather is just too hot to be outdoors (or too smoky), maybe you’re thinking of taking up USA Today‘s idea of binge-watching some TV.
And then you look at their list and say, “Um, are any of these shows appropriate with young children in the house?”
So, if you are like me, and have young kids running underfoot and don’t have Netflix (yeah, we don’t have Netflix – we’re weird like that), what can you possibly binge-watch over Labor Day that the kids would find entertaining – or so boring that it couldn’t possibly interest them or give them nightmares? Here are my five recommendations of relatively family-friendly binge-watching options for Labor Day Weekend.
1) Star Trek: The Original Series
Yes, the original show looks dated. But it is a classic, and with only 3 seasons in the Original Series, it is watchable within a weekend. And there might just be some hidden morals mixed in with the plots. And while the kids might get bored with some of the episodes, I dare you to show a kid this scene and not hear them start laughing.