It’s been 13 days into the circuit breaker. I’m on the edge of insanity anticipating my brother’s next move in his scheme of endless annoyance that seems to be directed at me. At this point, I’ll do all the groceries or run a marathon just to get out of the house and I’m sure many of you share the same sentiments.
If you’re like me, and slowly losing your mind from spending way too much time with your family, now’s the perfect time to just take a step back and watch these family-based shows to remind you that they’re not that bad after all. Sit back, relax, maybe even lock your room and enjoy these shows for a slight breather.
Or, if you’re feeling dangerous, watch them together with your family to bond once again and remember that you didn’t hate each other that much prior to the circuit breaker. Before you massacre everyone in your sight, tune in to these 6 shows that’ll remind you that that ups and downs are all part of the family package and it’s perfectly normal to bicker from time to time.
BlackAF is an American Sitcom where a man takes an irreverent and honest approach to parenting and relationships. The director, Kenya Barris, brings about the element of truth that foretells the future of the African Americans within the country. It exposes the brutally honest realities that people are too afraid to acknowledge and backs it up with historical facts, making the claims irrefutable.
The show provides a meticulous description of micro-aggressions often faced in the Black community and provides a grasp of some the hardships Black people often have to deal with. It opens one’s mind and soul to the social injustices that are actively present in this day and age that we’re all unfortunately oblivious of.
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2. A Series Of Unfortunate Events
This show is Netflix’s adaptation of the Lemony Snicket’s famous children’s novels. It paints a picture of three drastically unlucky but brilliant siblings who’ve turned into orphans after their parents passed away from a fire.
They’re endlessly trying to escape the nefarious Count Olaf who desperately attempts to claim the fortune they’ve inherited through his mischief and questionable acting. The show is entertaining enough to appeal to the whole family with its whimsical yet intricate mystery subplots that are sure to keep everyone glued to their seats.
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3. Modern Family
With 10 complete seasons, the show depicts three eclectic modern-day families from California trying to deal with their kids, quirky spouses and jobs in unique ways. They’re held together by a virtue of acceptance and love that’s beyond the blood ties that connect them.
It’s addictive and highly relatable with thoughtfully written characters that toss away societal expectations while still maintaining the comedic aspect of the film. It’s fun for the whole family while reminding everyone that they’re perfect the way they are and should not let society determine one’s worth.
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4. The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy the old classic sitcom from the 1990s starring Will Smith. It features a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia sent to move in with his wealthy uncle and aunt in their Bel Air mansion after getting into a fight in his hometown.
However, his ways of life clash with that of his upper-class relatives and he shatters the sophisticated serenity of Bel-Air with his streetwise common sense. Though he moved to learn good old-fashioned values from his successful relatives, Will ends up reminding everyone that the simplest pleasures of family life can’t be bought no matter how wealthy you are.
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5. One Day At A Time
This series features a Cuban-American family navigating through the ups and downs of their lives. It offers a contemporary take on what life looks like in both good and bad times, and how loved ones can help make it all worthwhile.
It discusses and portrays sensitive topics such as discrimination, anxiety and depression in a non-offensive way while maintaining the comedic aspect of the show. The show teaches you to learn to laugh at life and yourselves while also educating the audience on social issues faced by people daily. At the heart of it all, it beautifies the acceptance, love, and diversity as they aim to end the stigmas and stereotypes that occur daily.
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6. Fuller House
The sitcom is the sequel to the beloved 1990s sitcom, Full House. A widowed mother of three, her sister, and a lifelong friend who’s also a single mother have returned to their childhood home and are all living under one roof. They experience moments big and small together, including budding romances, holidays, parenting and life’s surprises.
If you enjoyed Full House in the past, you’ll enjoy the plentiful of flashbacks found in this spinoff. It features some of the original cast returning to fill their roles and offers good old fashioned comedy fun for the whole family. The show is wholesome as it displays a communal spirit as everyone goes through ups and downs while looking after each other.
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