Retro TV


What does one do in winter, when it is too cold to go outside, you don’t have a car and there is no public transport on a Saturday?

Why, one pops some corn, cuddles under a blanket with the family and watches childhood favourites on Netflix!

A while back we decided to introduce the kids to an 80’s classic, Back to the Future.

They LOVED it!

We have since watched the following two Back to the Future sequels, The Never Ending Story, The Princess Bride, Jurassic Park, A Knights Tale and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. 

We have also introduced the kids to such classics as He-Man, She-Ra and most recently Inspector Gadget.

I love that our kids are excited by the movies and TV shows that we enjoyed when we were their ages. And its a kick to go back and enjoy those shows again ourselves.

What are some of your favourite childhood movies and shows?

How many?

We have one TV.  It is in our lounge/playroom.  During the day, when Aaron is not playing outside or at school it is tuned to CBeebies or Aaron has a DVD going*.  Paul and I watch an hour, or maybe two at the most, in the evenings.

Im seriously considering getting another TV for our bedroom.  I always said that I would never have a TV in the bedroom, but with Aaron around, especially on the weekends, its difficult to get some adult TV time in during the day.  I fetch Aaron from school and spend an hour with him before going back to work.  Sometimes I just want to watch a bit of Home Channel or Discovery…

Im not sure that is motivation enough to buy another set…

So here is my question.  How many TV’s do you have and what, if anything, is your motivation for having that many?

*Yes, Aaron watches TV, probably more than is ‘acceptable’ but we try get him to watch educational TV as much as possible.