The Fall, Netflix Series You've Missed

STRONG FEMALE LEADS (FOR KIDS & ADULTS)

In NETFLIX by Stephanie Klein0 Comments

I’ve written of my love of Broadway musicals before. Not just my proclivity to belt said songs while the house is still asleep (I’m an Ahole), but I’ve written about the ability to raise children on the lessons learned in Broadway hits. I’ve recorded and posted sing-along car ride singing sessions, and written about my childhood obsession with Annie. The only way I was able to get my beans to take their morning multi-vitamin was to sing showtunes. That is, I’d promise to STOP singing if, and only if, they took their vitamins. It still works today.

I value the theater not because it’s highbrow but because it’s introspective and special. Girls dress in tights. There’s a curtain. It’s a period of time when your soul’s protective shell opens a crack and is ready to absorb the vibrations, the lessons, the magic. I always remember plays and musicals because I usually leave feeling EMPOWERED.

What shows have you seen that made you feel empowered? I need to add songs to the playlist! Here are my top two:
A Chorus Line (I Felt Nothing)
Beautiful (This whole musical moved me deeply)

The arts are incredibly important and always the first programs to be cut. It’s why I was thrilled to learn that the Julie Andrews had a Netflix Original show all about exposing children to the arts. With a diverse cast of puppets (including a child in a wheelchair), it’s a chance for kids to see themselves in shows they watch, and to learn while they’re entertained.

Julie's Greenroom

On March 17 Julie Andrews made her Netflix debut in Julie’s Greenroom. Brought to life by the Jim Henson Company, the show advocates for the arts and the positive impact creativity can have on every child’s life. With an array of very special guests (Idina Menzel, Sara Bareilles and Alec Baldwin to name a few), Julie’s Greenroom might be a show you turn on for the kids but find yourself staying until the final curtain call.

GIRL POWER (NOT JUST FOR GIRLS)

Studies have shown that girls as young as six are influenced by gender stereotypes, and that role models from the entertainment they choose can have a lasting effect. Whether it’s Violet’s quick wit, Elena’s activist mentality, or Deidra & Laney’s unorthodox thinking, there’s something to which every girl can relate. But, slow your roll. Strong female leads aren’t just beneficial for girls! BOYS are growing up with Eleven saving the crew and Tip showing that true friendship knows no bounds.

VIOLET

UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Add to Your Watch List

ELENA

ONE DAY AT A TIME – Add to Your Watch List

MC2 GIRLS

Project-MC2 Add to Watch List

NETFLIX WITHOUT THE KIDS

Watch The Fall. Just watch it. You need to tell me what you think after the first two episodes. Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson isn’t just sexy, she’s an anti-hero, imperfect without apology. These are the roles that need to be written for women. Also, I DARE you to watch just one episode of THE OA.

The OA

[TV-MA] Netflix Original Series, smart sci-fi. A woman missing for 7 years suddenly turns up. Add to Your Watch List

5 to 7

[R] I loved this movie DEEPLY. Romantic comedy. I feel an entire post coming, just with my reaction to this winsome film. Add to Your Watch List

THE FALL

[TV-MA] Netflix Original Series about a serial killer. The start is slow, but if there’s one show I’d recommend above others, it’s THE FALL! Add to Your Watch List

As a Netflix #StreamTeam member...

In exchange for sharing 1 post each month about Netflix programming, I receive a subscription to Netflix. Though I often share more often because I overshare like it’s a sport. Opinions are all mine.

Leave a Comment