Isolating with DDs 11 and 13- what can we watch?!

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Confusedteacher Fri 26-Nov-21 00:06:23

We’ve all tested positive which means a week and a bit of the three of us at home together! I’m feeling a bit ropey… would really love to find a series to keep us all entertained.

Things they both like already- Gilmore Girls, Modern Family, Brooklyn 99

The 13yo likes Sherlock, Friends and Buffy but the 11yo doesn’t. The 11yo quite likes things like Bake Off and Come Dine With Me, but the 13yo isn’t particularly fussed.

They very rarely agree on films, apart from the weird phase they went through of watching every Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore romcom!

Thankfully we’re past the Victorious/ Sam and Cat/ weird mermaid shit stage grin

Any suggestions?!

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Confusedteacher Sat 27-Nov-21 20:06:51

shock I did not know that!! Awesome, that’s tomorrow’s viewing sorted thanks grin

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Phineyj Sat 27-Nov-21 08:35:39

Still So Awkward is a new series where they send Lily off to university - but maybe you've seen that too? It sets them up with a real challenge, to.put them in realistic student-y situations without anything too rude for a CBBC audience. I love it, it's hilarious.

Confusedteacher Sat 27-Nov-21 00:38:48

@ Phineyj We love So Awkward but they’ve seen them all!

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Confusedteacher Sat 27-Nov-21 00:36:20

I absolutely love Gavin and Stacey… never thought of watching it with the kids but actually I guess it might be alright, ages since I’ve watched it though. I have watched Derry Girls with DD1, she liked it though I spent ages explaining the 90s references!

I do have bad form for misremembering how appropriate things are though… I remember starting Ferris Bueller’s day off with DD1 when she was about 7 then suddenly realising it was pretty inappropriate!

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SilverPeacock Fri 26-Nov-21 23:40:04

I find Star Wars tedious but liked the Mandalorian.

CoolShoeshine Fri 26-Nov-21 22:49:00

Glee and US Office are both fun and easy to watch. Loads of episodes which are all pretty short. Also Melissa and Joey has a Modern Family feel.


smallandimperfectlyformed Fri 26-Nov-21 22:30:08

My 12 year old daughter is almost at the end of her isolation period and she has been rewatching The Dumping Ground and the 4 o clock club on CBBC. You'd think to look at her and hear her speak she'd have grown out of them but I think it's quite comforting to watch something you've seen before and doesn't need much concentration. Hope you all get better soon flowers

maddy68 Fri 26-Nov-21 22:25:51


drpaddington Fri 26-Nov-21 22:20:36

Work your way through the Christmas special episodes- Gavin and Stacey, Royle family, men behaving badly, only fools and horses, vicar of dibley, creature comforts, Mr Bean. There's bake off Christmas specials too. (Depending on what you feel is suitable for them of course!)

Litthefirealready Fri 26-Nov-21 22:17:54

I would say Ted lasso is not suitable for an eleven year old, mostly ok but some sex references that are not! Maybe I’m a prude.

Cattitudes Fri 26-Nov-21 22:13:14

Class dismissed
Goes wrong show
Good Omens
The Good Place

Phineyj Fri 26-Nov-21 22:06:17

I have also been enjoying Still So Awkward on CBBC.

Phineyj Fri 26-Nov-21 22:05:16

What about Upstart Crow? I reckon they'd enjoy the stroppy teenager, dad jokes and fake Shakespeare-y insults.

RestingStitchFace Fri 26-Nov-21 21:38:13

Yes to Ghosts too, pleasantly diverting...

RestingStitchFace Fri 26-Nov-21 21:37:33

The Umbrella Academy
Derry Girls
Parks and Recreation
Raised by Wolves
Various series of Taskmaster (maybe a bit sweary in places, but fun.)

Confusedteacher Fri 26-Nov-21 21:14:59

Thanks for all the suggestions! We just watched 5 episodes of Superstore, it was definitely a hit, it’s brilliant grin 11yo also liked Sugar Rush

Loads on here I haven’t heard of, so I’ll look them up! Do you have to have watched Star Wars to understand the Mandalorian? They have never been that keen on sci fi…

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Confusedcatlady1 Fri 26-Nov-21 13:07:29

Ghosts on BBC Iplayer is really good.

trevthecat Fri 26-Nov-21 13:03:29

All of sabrina the teenage witch is on prime 👀

Mimosa1 Fri 26-Nov-21 13:02:43

I loved all the Blackadders at that age

rbe78 Fri 26-Nov-21 09:50:55

Good Omens on Amazon Prime - ours were your age when it came out and absolutely loved it (even though the 11 YO didn't get all the jokes).

InglouriousBasterd Fri 26-Nov-21 09:49:00

Dash and Lily! I’ve just watched this with my 11yo and she loved it!

EvilPea Fri 26-Nov-21 09:40:34

Us office is more child friendly then the U.K. one. I struggled through the first series as it was so similar to the U.K. one, but the kids loved it and then I loved it from series 2.

Comedycook Fri 26-Nov-21 09:27:01

Superstore!! It's dd11 and I love it.

It's on Netflix and itvhub I think

ToughTittyWhompus Fri 26-Nov-21 09:24:12

Locke and Key

EvilPea Fri 26-Nov-21 09:21:41

This is a very very odd suggestion but my 11 year old loved it. If you've got sky theres a ( sweary) documentary called "class Action Park"
Its about an adventure water park in america called Action Park and sort of sums up all the health and safety failings of the 80's/90's, its brilliantly done, and funny in a sensitive way.
She now understands why i say my childhood was a different time!!

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