Finding a TV show suitable for the whole family may be challenging in this day and age due to the prevalence of graphic violence and sexual content. One that may be enjoyed by persons of all ages.
Thankfully, there are still a few TV shows that may be classified as such. This article will focus on a few such shows. Here are the best TV shows that both kids and parents alike.
Top 10 TV Shows
Heartland: Heartwarming Canadian Wilderness Adventure
Heartland often comes up at the top of online searches for “family-friendly” TV shows. As well as they should. The entire family may sit down and enjoy this show together. But also one that deliberately tackles sensitive issues like parental death, divorce, child adoption, and more. So, Heartland is not only fun to see, but it also serves as a kind of instruction. Making it a top pick among family-friendly shows on television.
The Canadian show Heartland follows a ranching family in Alberta. Amy Fleming (Amber Marshall), the show’s protagonist, learns after her mother’s untimely death that she has inherited her mother’s skill for “horse whispering.”
And throughout the series, we witness Amy hone that skill by assisting a wide variety of horses. Furthermore, you may see her daily life on the ranch where four generations of the Bartlett, Flemming, Morris, and Borden families have made their homes.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Intriguing Tale of Woe
The Netflix original series is based on the books of Lemony Snicket, and Neil Patrick Harris plays the antagonist. It’s an unusual family story in which three orphans outwit their villains over and over again.
The dark comedy comes to life with excellent performance and amazing production value, captivating both young and old audiences. It’s a show nominated for an Emmy that the whole family can watch together.
Good Witch: Enchanting Family-Friendly Magic
The Hallmark Channel’s Good Witch is another great show for the entire family since it’s based on the popular The Good Witch movies. Good Witch, unlike the other show on our list, includes an element of fantasy as its two main characters are witches; thus, it will appeal to fans of both wholesome family shows and fantasy TV shows.
Like its prior films, Good Witch follows Cassie Nightingale, a widow raising a teenage daughter named Grace. In addition to managing her shop and inn. Throughout the course of the show’s seven seasons, we witness Cassie get close to new neighbors Sam and Nick and even fall in love with Sam again.
Our Planet: Discover the Wonders of Nature
The documentaries from Our Planet Nature are always a hit in our household and never fail to captivate the attention of our young viewers. The amazing sights of our planet are brought right into your living room with the Our Planet series. The youngsters will have a newfound respect for Earth as they uncover incredible information and uncover previously unknown areas and species.
Richard Attenborough, whose recognizable voice you may remember hearing in your own youth, narrates. This is such an impressive documentary that you may want to see it more than once.
Northern Rescue: Gripping Family Drama in the Rugged North
Northern Rescue is perfect if you like Heartland and are looking for something similar to watch. As the tone of this family story is very much like that of Heartland. Yet, it focuses on a somewhat different family dynamic and, by extension, distinct family problems. That’s why you shouldn’t expect a carbon copy of Heartland in Northern Rescue; it has its own identity.
After the unexpected death of John’s wife Sarah in Northern Rescue, John and his kids uproot their life and go to a small Canadian island hamlet named Turtle Island Bay. John and his three kids, Maddie, Scout, and Taylor, spend the first season of the show grieving Sarah’s loss and adjusting to life in Canada with their aunt, Sarah’s sister Charlie. Whether it’s the kids settling into a new school or John taking over as leader of the Turtle Island Bay SAR team, change is always challenging.
The Andy Griffith Show: Classic Endearing Comedy
This nostalgic family comedy has 249 total episodes, and half of them are shown in black and white. Andy Taylor, a widower, and his son Opie reside in Mayberry, North Carolina, with Andy’s Aunt Bee. The show revolves on the citizens of the town and its eccentric characters, such as Andy’s inept cousin, Deputy Barney Fife.
Young Sheldon: Smart and Hilarious Big Bang Theory Spin-Off
You’ve probably seen or heard of The Big Bang Theory if you’re a fan of sitcoms. Although the original show is legendary, its offshoot, Young Sheldon, is one of the best family sitcoms on television.
Sheldon Cooper and his family are the subjects of this Jim Parsons-narrated comedy set in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The life of a genius like Sheldon Cooper isn’t without its challenges, however. Watch Young Sheldon to see how Sheldon overcame his many challenges, from social awkwardness to a fierce feeling of superiority. The series has just been available on HBO Max.
When Calls the Heart: Romantic Period Drama
When Calls the Heart, a historical drama airing on The Hallmark Channel, is another example of a family-friendly television series. Even though it’s based in the early 20th century, the show is entertaining for the entire family and touches on some current topics.
Elizabeth Thatcher is the main character of When Calls the Heart (Erin Krakow). Elizabeth, a young teacher from a privileged background, takes her first teaching job in the Canadian coal mining town of Coal Valley, afterwards renamed Hope Valley.
Elizabeth’s adjustment to life in a very small community is shown throughout the series. Such as mastering the art of instructing. Becoming friends with Abigail Stanton, a recent widow and future mayor of the town. Including falling in love with Officer Jack Thornton of the Royal North West Mounted Police.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Epic Fantasy Adventure
This newer series is a well-executed prequel to the film The Dark Crystal, and it carries the Jim Henson brand since the puppets were created in the Henson manner under the watchful eye of Jim Henson’s family.
Immerse yourself in a fantastical universe, but keep in mind that the plot contains some intense scenes that may be too intense for younger viewers. Watch the behind-the-scenes segment to learn how those incredible puppets were created. Teens who like a more mature plot but aren’t quite ready for series like “Stranger Things” may enjoy this.
Anne With an E: Timeless Coming-of-Age Story
Anne With an E, a period piece shared by Netflix and CBC, is another story about discovering family in the most unexpected places. An inspiring story that not only looks beautiful, but also addresses several contemporary societal challenges. Anne With an E is set in the late 19th century and follows Anne, an orphan played by Amybeth McNulty, as she is brought to live with two siblings on Prince Edward Island.
Over the show’s three seasons, Anne overcomes her history and her difficult start with the Cuthberts to develop strong ties with her adoptive parents and to establish a community of people who understand her. And she did it without dampening her usual buoyancy.
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