From ‘Lost In Space’ to ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’, 7 Family-Friendly Shows on Netflix You Might Actually Enjoy

It’s not easy to find shows that both you and your kids will like. But with exciting original series like The Baby-Sitters Club and Lost In Space,  Netflix is the perfect option for family-friendly entertainment. So, if you’re looking for something to dive into this summer, here are seven shows you’ll actually enjoy watching with your kids.  

Alicia Silverstone and Sophie Grace in 'The Baby-Sitters Club
Alicia Silverstone and Sophie Grace in ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ | Kailey Schwerman/Netflix

1. ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’

If you grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s, you know that The Baby-Sitters Club book series was on almost every kid’s bookshelf. Netflix is bringing the story to life with its new original series, The Baby-Sitters Club, which stars Alicia Silverstone and Matt Feuerstein. 

The show follows the adventures and budding friendship of middle-schoolers Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), Mary-Anne Spier (Malia Baker), Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph), and Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez) as they start their own babysitting business in their small town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

2. ‘Lost In Space’

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With two seasons on Netflix, Lost In Space reboots the classic 1960’s series in a modern way. The show is centered around the Robinsons, a family who must work together after being stranded on a strange planet with dangerous new friends.

The series stars Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Russell, Mina Sundwall, Ignacio Serricchio, Parker Posey, and Brian Steele. Netflix is currently streaming two seasons of Lost In Space, with a third and final season expected to drop later this year.

3. ‘Raising Dion’

Raising Dion follows the story of Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), a young mom who is left to raise her son, Dion (Ja’Siah Young) after his father, Mark (Michael B. Jordan) passes away. When Dion Begins exhibiting superhero powers, Nicole and her best friend Pat (Jason Ritter) vow to protect his secret. 

4. ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

Based on the children’s book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events follows the Baudelaire orphans – Violet (Malina Weissman),  Klaus (Louis Hynes), and Sunny (Presley Smith) – who inherit a hefty fortune from their parents. Their maniacal and greedy uncle Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) is determined to get his hands on their inheritance, and he will stop at nothing to get it.

Colbie Smulders, Nathan Fillian, and Will Arnett guest star on the series, along with Joan Cusack and Alfre Woodard. All three seasons are currently streaming on Netflix.

5. ‘No Good Nick’

Starring Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin, No Good Nick tells the story of a 13-year-old con artist named Nick (Siena Agudong) who infiltrates a seemingly sweet and innocent family in hopes to get revenge for something she thinks they’ve done. But as she gets to know them, Nick isn’t sure if she should go through with her scam. 

6. ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’

As a prequel to Jim Henson’s 1982 animatronic adventure, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance follows the epic journey of three Gelflings — Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel). When the heroes discover the evil Skesis’ source of power, they set out on a quest to start a rebellion and save their planet. 

7. ‘The Letter for the King’

Like a family-friendly version of Game of Thrones, Netflix’s A Letter For The King tells the epic story of Tiuri (Amir Wilson), a young knight in training who is tasked with delivering a secret letter to the king after a ruthless prince threatens to plunge the world into darkness.