I have spent the last year as a Netflix Stream Team blogger, letting you know all about our faves over on Netflix. And let me tell you, in my opinion Netflix keeps getting better and better. While it has always been a place for me to watch all my favorite network TV shows (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Chuck, White Collar), my kids also never run out of programming to watch (My Little Pony, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Jake and The Neverland Pirates, Veggie Tales).
Honestly, what I get most excited about is the Netflix original programming, especially for kids. I have shared with you my thoughts about King Julien and Puss and Boots, but this month I am passing the reviewing off to my two esteemed colleagues Hannah and Lily. They have actually been fans of Mako Mermaids since season one, but with season two just starting, Netflix asked if they would be willing to share their opinion on this fun show.
Mako Mermaids is about three mermaids. One day an ordinary boy fell into a whirlpool where they live and the boy turned into a merman and got powers. Every full moon his powers get very strong. The mermaids have to turn him back into a human but it is hard. They go on all sorts of adventures.
We really like this show because the acting is really good and the special effects are really cool. It interesting and makes you want to watch more and more and more. I’m glad it is on Netflix so we can watch lots of episodes at once.
How’s that for a succinct review? In case you want to check it out a bit yourself, here is a little preview:
Parents should know there is some light romance in this show and that when the mermaids come to land they are naked, but they are never shown that way except occasionally from the back. I don’t really have a problem with either as I feel it is kept age appropriate for an 8 and 11 year old. They have both frankly outgrown most cartoons but I am picky about the “tween/teen” shows I let them watch. This one gets my approval.
What shows do your tweens love?
I am a proud member of the Netflix Stream Team. I received a Netflix subscription in return for posting Netflix updates and reviews. In addition this month Hannah and Lily got a gift pack for their contribution. All thoughts and opinions are my own.