Two moms review the TV and movies made for their kids.
Ep116 Doogie Kamealoha MD
We’re joined in this episode by Sarah Gage of the Coco and Dalts podcast to review Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. on Disney Plus. Does the gender flipped cast and exotic location set it apart from its predecessor, Doogie Howser, M.D.? In Screen Time in the News, we question a Forbes article that claims increased screen time can actually help kids make friends.
Katie only has one question during our review of Amazon Prime’s new Cinderella musical starring Camila Cabello: Why? In Screen Time In the News, Deborah marvels over China’s new law limiting children’s screen time to only one hour on the weekends.
Ep114 Paw Patrol The Movie
We take some time to ponder a unified theory of quality for family movies and TV before jumping into our review of Paw Patrol: The Movie. Big questions tackled include: Where are the girl pups? Does Chase really need to be the main character? And where do the Fast & Furious and Real Housewives franchises fit into all of this?
Ep113 Jungle Cruise
We join Dwayne the Rock Johnson and Emily Blunt on a cruise down the Amazon to discuss whether Disney’s latest attempt to base a successful film franchise on an existing theme park attraction holds water. In Screen Time in the News, Katie uses the release of Spidey and His Amazing Friends as cover to continue her rant against Marvel’s storytelling tentacles reaching into every corner of our lives, and we forgive ourselves for forgetting about the movies based on Mattel’s American Girl dolls in last episode’s segment.
Monsters At Work
In our review of Disney Plus’ new series Monsters At Work, we discuss whether we really need a workplace comedy for kids and whether a secret friendly monster sneaking into a kid’s room at night is creepier than a scary one. Deborah is overwhelmed by her return to bookstores, and Katie is underwhelmed by her return to theaters to see Black Widow. In Screen Time In The News, we are honestly shocked at our enthusiasm for an upcoming slate of Mattel movies, and our gritty HBO reboot casting involves method acting.
Author and second time guest Amy Padden takes us through her family movie night strategy of discussing problematic content from old movies in the moment, and we try to follow her example as we review Mel Brooks’ parody classic: Spaceballs. Katie unearths a not totally unexpected love of goofy sight gags and Deborah wonders whether Mel Brooks wasn’t predicting our current climate crisis. We argue over Zach Galifinakis and chat about Kenny’s latest obsession, Rainbow Rangers, and why Captain Planet is due for a reboot.