This post was written as part of my role on the Netflix Stream Team. Topics, selections, and all opinions are my own. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
By now, you’ve learned that I’m a big fan of Netflix original programming. Even though I don’t watch much TV, when I do sit down to stream something, it’s more than likely going to be a Netflix Original show before it’s a movie.
But finding the time to sit down and watch Netflix is a big problem for me in this house. It’s not because I’m above watching TV or that I work so hard that I just never have time for it. Trust me, I spend plenty of down time. But when I do want to watch TV, it’s usually something that’s not age-appropriate for my 8 year old son Evan to even be within earshot of.
More than likely, it’s because he’s commandeered the TV. Even though we put our old TV in his playroom so he could watch all his annoying kids shows over and over and over again, he still likes to sit in the family room so he can feel like part of the family.
As a result, I hear the same shows, same theme songs, and it drives me insane. Sure, I want him to relax and enjoy time cooling off inside and unwinding but I also want to watch something other than cartoons.
Here’s how I know he snags too much of our Netflix viewing. I got an email the other day (my personal email) with the subject line: Fadra, we just added a TV show you might like.
Netflix thinks I like pre-teen shows and cartoons!!
But this was actually a welcome email because I’d rather see Evan watch kid-friendly non-cartoon shows once in a while. Hoping Some Assembly Required might be in a similar vain as Disney shows like Kickin’ It, Lab Rats, and Good Luck Charlie, I suggested he watch it. He was only too thrilled to oblige.
Although I didn’t actually sit and watch the whole show, Evan loved it and told his friends about it. I found it rather annoying but then I’m probably not the target audience (despite my Netflix email). He liked it and it was a decent show.
But since I’m not the target audience and you probably aren’t the target audience, grab your kids and let Evan tell them what he really thinks about the show.