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iguanasarefunnywhentheyrun Sun 12-Jul-20 19:02:28

Hi

My 9 year old and I have just finished watching once upon a time, she absolutely loved it and I quite enjoyed it too. Grown up enough to be interesting but no explicit references to sex or gory violence or anything like that.

I can't seem to find anything else along these lines that we can watch together. Has anybody watched anything with their children along these lines and can make any recommendations?

We also enjoy watching only connect, brutish bake off, sewing bee, ninja warrior and plenty of wildlife documentaries.

Thanks

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TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Sun 12-Jul-20 19:06:45

My DC really enjoyed Locke and Key. But I dont know if its suitable for a 9 year old. I cant remember hmm
Anne with an E is lovely.

iguanasarefunnywhentheyrun Sun 12-Jul-20 19:16:21

I watched a couple of episodes and it's too creepy for my daughter (almost too creepy for me!) thanks though smile she's at a really awkward age where some stuff is still to grown up but she doesn't just want to watch cartoons (and neither do I)

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Guineapigbridge Mon 13-Jul-20 00:46:31

What about Lego masters?

Guineapigbridge Mon 13-Jul-20 00:47:28

We like The Zoo (the talking zoo animals one)

pisspants Mon 13-Jul-20 00:50:03

modern family is really good for all ages and very funny too

OPTIMUMMY Mon 13-Jul-20 00:59:28

Have you tried The Good place on Netflix? My daughter also used to really like things like the house of Anubis, and the haunted Hathaways when she was around 9 that I found were quite entertaining too. There’s also Dr Who - she started watching from when David Tennant was the doctor and it wasn’t too scary.

SomeHalfHumanCreatureThing Mon 13-Jul-20 01:10:52

Malcolm in the Middle? It just started this weekend, there are about 6 on every Sunday

midsomermurderess Mon 13-Jul-20 01:52:56

The Durrells.

TheFormerPorpentinaScamander Mon 13-Jul-20 01:57:38

I vaguely remember it being slightly creepy when I think about it.
I agree it's a tricky age for TV. I remember struggling to find things that we could all watch a few years ago when dc were 11 and 13ish. My then dp (now ex) refused to watch anything he deemed childish but didn't accept that DC weren't old enough for a lot of things he wanted to watch. It was a nightmare!

H1978 Mon 13-Jul-20 04:45:44

A series of unfortunate events is brilliant for kids and also family reunion is hilarious, both on nextflix

We love once upon a time too ❤️

BikeRunSki Mon 13-Jul-20 04:53:52

The Middle
Mallory Towers

teaandcustardcreamsx Mon 13-Jul-20 06:17:36

My 8yo brother and I are also watching once upon a time. We’ve previously watched merlin and loved it. Also enjoyed a series of unfortunate events and mako mermaids smile

iguanasarefunnywhentheyrun Mon 13-Jul-20 15:56:02

Thank you everyone, I'm making a list of things to preview

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LittlemissAWOL Mon 13-Jul-20 22:04:34

We're watching lost in space with ours at the moment.
There also the never ending story series and dark crystal on Netflix but we've not watched those yet so couldn't say for sure they are suitable. Usually easy to check on IMDB though

LittlemissAWOL Mon 13-Jul-20 22:04:44

We're watching lost in space with ours at the moment.
There also the never ending story series and dark crystal on Netflix but we've not watched those yet so couldn't say for sure they are suitable. Usually easy to check on IMDB though

LittlemissAWOL Mon 13-Jul-20 22:04:53

We're watching lost in space with ours at the moment.
There also the never ending story series and dark crystal on Netflix but we've not watched those yet so couldn't say for sure they are suitable. Usually easy to check on IMDB though

RosieBdy Mon 13-Jul-20 22:11:22

We've just all enjoyed watching Merlin on BBC iplayer.
If you have Amazon prime, we really enjoyed 'Gortimor Gibbons life on normal street' a while back.

Zisforstripyoss Mon 13-Jul-20 22:18:09

Pointless
Countdown (we play along)
The Repair Shop
Inside the Factory
She's been enjoying the Simon Reeve travel documentaries that we've saved on recordings
Michael Portillo train journeys
The Chase

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