Should They Watch It?

Should They Watch It?

Before you commit to what could be your child's next favorite TV show, we’ll break down the good, the bad, and the downright annoying of the many TV programs available to your little ones.

Episodes

December 29, 2022 19 min

Thank you for joining us throughout 2022 as we reviewed dozens of your kiddo's favorite TV shows and movies! As you may have seen on social media, Laura has made the decision to leave the podcast to focus on work and family and we wish her all the best in her new adventures. We'll be announcing Kara's new cohost in January, with new episodes headed your way in February! 

With 2022 coming to a close, Kara asked her son Mi...

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Laura and Kara will be taking a little break for the holidays (returning January 17th), but before they leave you to your turkey, holiday gifts and Should They Watch It episode-catch-up time...they are reviewing Mighty Ducks: Game Changers on Disney+. Emilio Estevez returns to reprise his role as Gordon Bombay, and we have thoughts about this updated version of a classic underdog story. Does it hold up? Is it worth the watch? T...

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November 8, 2022 62 min

Who could have dreamed we'd have so much to say about 1991's Drop Dead Fred?! Joined by Nate Newman from the (Not So) Secret Dads Business Podcast, we dive deep and cover topics from mental health to fascinating facts about the original casting. So grab your favorite imaginary friend and join us for one wild ride!

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Alexis from popular Instagram, Satirical Mommy, joins us to discuss one of her favorite educational programs: AlphaBlocks! This might seem like a slam-dunk yes, but one of our hosts has some serious concerns about this show. IS it going to teach your kids to read properly? We've consulted a phonics expert to find out. Plus, the ladies give you additional apps, toys and games that will help your children learn to read. We'll...

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October 24, 2022 39 min

Bring your Earth-tones, your love of nature, and your best British accent...we are reviewing the Netflix hit, Hilda! Clearly, this show has a LOT of fans...but what do Laura and Kara think? Grab your favorite troll bestie and tune in to find out!

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October 17, 2022 48 min

The Marvel Universe has a new saga aimed at tweens and teens- Ms. Marvel - showing on Disney+. Fans online are giving this show mixed reviews, but what do Laura and Kara think? Kara is transported back to her childhood after watching, and we also learn Laura's husband is a Marvel Mega-fan. What do you think? Tune in and let us know! Plus - Laura watched Hocus Pocus 2 and gives us her review at the end of the podcast...yay S...

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We know you've heard of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - it's a monster of a franchise that's been around for decades! But this week, we're headed back to 1990 to discuss the original TMNT movie. How does it hold up in today's world? Joining us is Swanka Burnette from The Quick Critic - who happens to be a GIANT fan of this movie and is ready to defend why he thinks it's a must-watch for everyone! But will the...

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October 3, 2022 57 min

Lost Ollie premiered on Netflix to critical acclaim. Fans seem to love this limited series! But before you allow your kids to watch it...Laura and Kara have some serious concerns. Who exactly IS the audience here? The ladies will do their best to figure that out, and along the way they'll discuss mental health, imaginary friends, and...when exactly does this show take place?! Tune in for an interesting journey in this episode o...

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Laura and Kara have finally decided it's time to take a hard look at the MEGA hit - Avatar the Last Airbender, along with special guest and huge Avatar fan, Eric O'Keeffe. Eric is a producer, podcaster and voice actor from the popular children's podcast, What If World! While you may think this is an obvious "yes", our team takes a look at the good, the bad, and the surprising from this martial-arts, anime inspir...

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September 19, 2022 47 min

This week, we 'dive' into an 'ocean' full of fun with* Octonauts* and special guest, Marshall Escamilla. Marshall is an educator, musician, father, and podcaster.  You can hear him co-host Tumble Science Podcast for Kids, a science podcast for the entire family. So who better to help us "swim" through all the science-based knowledge kids can 'fish' for in Octonauts!

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September 12, 2022 51 min

This week, Laura and Kara take a deep look into the 1988 mega-hit, The Land Before Time. This movie is full of important messages for social-emotional learning, as well as how to deal with loss and grief. Laura has a lot of thoughts about how to use movies and TV to help your kids navigate various complexities through life, and Kara brings some interesting (and even tragic) facts about the movie. But first, the Missouri School Dist...

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September 5, 2022 52 min

This week, Laura and Kara discuss the horse-loving mega-franchise, Spirit Riding Free. Are there any potential issues with this series? The internet seems to think so and the ladies are digging in to see if they agree! But first, Kara's voice is currently heard in one of the top movies in the country...but is everyone impressed? (Not exactly) Tune in to this week's podcast to learn more!

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This week, Laura and Kara welcome special guest Nate Dufort to discuss one of his favorite animated series - Gravity Falls! Nate is a writer, producer, director, and voice actor who splits his time between Detroit and Chicago.

Nate is the Founder and Executive Producer of Soundsington Media, a children's podcast company focusing on quality audio programming for young audiences and the young at heart. His podcasts REACH: A Space ...

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August 22, 2022 51 min

This week, Laura and Kara delve into The Hidden Lives of Pets - a 4 episode series on Netflix. This, of course, leads Kara to talk about her menagerie of pets throughout her life as well as some interesting pet facts she's learned along the way. Laura comes with stories about being accused of cheating, and how the government may be responsible for our allergies...what?! Tune in and let us know what you think of this week's ...

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August 15, 2022 61 min

We are thrilled to have special guest Bill Childs, host of Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child on our podcast this week to discuss the 1995 classic, Babe! You may think you know this movie, but Laura, Kara, and Bill are bringing interesting trivia as well as a list of potentially problematic things you should be aware of before watching with your children. This week's podcast is laugh out loud fun (no really, get ready for our host...

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August 8, 2022 55 min

DuckTales
The new iteration of DuckTales tracks the globetrotting adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, Louie and granddaughter, Webby. Donald Duck, Launchpad McQuack, and Mrs Beakley also make their returns to round out this this star-studded and entertaining cast.  Also to return? Hijinks! But the plot is much more substantial.

Did they Sing It?
Kara has never been more excited to sing a theme song and the ladies...

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August 1, 2022 44 min

T.O.T.S., short for Tiny Ones Transport Service, is a Disney Plus computer animated series about Pip the Penguin and Freddy the Flamingo, the organization’s very first non-stork birds tasked to deliver baby animals to their new families. TV-Y

The Positives
The show is well-written entertainment for kids.

 Messages of the importance of inclusion and the benefits of diversity.

Representation of diverse family structures.

Teaches problem s...

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July 25, 2022 50 min

Netflix’s brand new Sea of Love is a colorful new animated series about a group of adventurous sea friends. TV-Y

The Positives
Netflix is embracing diversity among their creative collaborations, as Sea of Love is the first Thai pre-school animated series created by two Thai moms. 

 Teamwork and friendship are at the forefront of this show, making these characters positive role models for young children.  The show teaches important mes...

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For our 50th episode (and first of Season 2!) the ladies begin with a revisit to a previous episode: Stranger Things. Is it possible Kara has changed her review? Tune in to find out!

The hosts then move onto their review of Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia. Available on netflix ages 8+


Summary
This Guillermo Del Toro produced animated fantasy series follows a teenage boy, Jim, and his friends as they explore a mysterious realm of t...

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While on their summer break, Laura and Kara are re-playing some of their favorite episodes from 2022. I don't think any review had the ladies laughing quite as hard as Crocodile Dundee! We'll return next week with a brand new episode: Troll Hunters!

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