Two moms review the TV and movies made for their kids.
Ep144 My Fathers Dragon
For the second episode in a row, we review content inspired by a children’s book from the 1940s. Come to hear us talk about how beautiful Netflix’s My Father’s Dragon is; stay to hear Deborah dunk on the Despicable Me franchise and Katie wonder what the appropriate term is for a group of tigers. We take issue with extreme poverty as a plot device in children’s programming and delve once more into the “animation for adults” vs “animation for kids” debate. In Screen Time in the News, we wonder what it means that Disney’s latest live action remake - Hercules - is being made to appeal to TikTok users.
Ep143 Pretzel and the Puppies
We tie ourselves in knots trying to find good things to say about the bland Pretzel and the Puppies on Apple TV+. Gritty reboot casting throws a bone to Conan O’Brien and the cast of the dear, departed Togetherness. In Screen Time in the News, we wonder whether the inclusion of ads will make us want to banish streaming services to the doghouse.
Ep142 Phantom Pups
It’s been awhile since we reviewed a total stinker, so we were probably overdue for a show like Netflix’s Phantom Pups. The latest entry in the Air Bud franchise inspires us to mention 1995’s Casper a whopping 3 times, question Netflix’s PR machine, and wonder why this couldn’t have been just a scary movie about the perils of DIY home renovation. In Screen Time in the News, we discuss the lack of family friendly live action movies being released in theaters and streaming’s efforts to fill the gaps.
Ep141 Hocus Pocus 2
Like every mom of our generation, we were super excited for the return of the Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus 2. They’re back, looking as good as ever, but does the new movie live up to the 1993 original? In Screen Time in the News, we discuss Romper essay that argues for the upsides to eating in front of the TV.
Ep140 Secret Headquarters
In our review of Secret Headquarters on Paramount+, find out whether Katie’s superhero fatigue extends beyond the MCU to Owen Wilson’s new family flick. We lament the underuse of Michael Pena and finally reintroduce John Cho into our imaginary reboot casting. In Screen Time in the News, we address the disappearance of animated titles from HBOMax. RIP Esme and Roy.
Ep139 Junior Baking Show
We review our first ever kids’ reality competition show: Junior Baking Show on Netflix. How does it compare to the much loved grown-up version? Is even the gentlest of children’s competition shows too much for Katie’s nerves?
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Fun and Easy Listening
I binged a few episodes and found this show to be delightful and fun! I really enjoy this podcast and am excited to listen to more. My kiddo isn’t little anymore BUT that doesn’t change the fact that I’ve spent my fair share of time wasted on kids entertainment and there’s something comforting in hearing Kate and Deborah discuss tv and movies meant for the younger audience and being completely honest in their opinions. LOVE IT.
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One You only watched 2 episodes
Two. The new episodes are good to
Three. YOU NEED TO GIVE IT A SECOND CHANCE