There’s just something about the quiet that drives me bananas. I hate sitting in a room and only being able to hear myself breathe, or someone else breathe for that matter. Please, give me a diffuser running or some music or something.
I can’t lie, I consider TV one of my biggest parenting pitfalls. I sort of have this love/hate relationship with it. One minute I’m so thankful for it, and then the next I want to throw all of the televisions out in the yard. Anybody else? Just me? oh. ok.
Not only as parents, but as Bible believing Christians, we have a high responsibility to ensure that our hearts and minds stay pure. This means we must account for our children, too. I’ve got to make sure that whatever is on, is quality entertainment that I don’t have to babysit the television if my kids walk in the room.
To date, my first post in this series about Clean TV Shows on Netflix is still one of my most pinned and visited posts. To accompany it, I also wrote over at BlogHer about Family Friendly Streamable Shows. Now, we’ve got Clean TV shows on Netflix Part TWO.
DISCLAIMER: All opinions are my own, and are not sponsored opinions. Although I think of these shows as “clean”, you may think otherwise. Up until now, I have seen the majority of episodes of these shows. However, I can not speak for future episodes or seasons. Television changes, and so do views, please use discretion when viewing, or choosing to view. As of September 2017, all of these shows are still available on Netflix. Although, over time, some of these movies or shows may have been removed from Netflix. This list will remain in tact so that you can have the option to search for these shows elsewhere.
10 Clean TV Shows on Netflix
15 year old Zoe spends the summer with her family in the British countryside when she meets a horse who teaches her to face her own difficult situations.
I hadn’t quite finished this one yet, and it seems to be geared a little toward the youth, I really have enjoyed watching it thus far. It’s very clean, no language, no crude comments, no graphic scenes. I even let my five year old watch a few episodes with me- she loves animals. Rated G, I’d say this one is pretty family-friendly.
An inside look of the Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th century.
As far as time period dramas go, this one is at the very top of the list. Possibly one of the best ever, in my opinion. Follow the lives of a rich British family and their relationships with their servants, you’ll be sucked in and begging for more. While this one is clean, it has a few adult situations, I’d rate it upper teen-adult category.
North and South
An adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class British southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.
Like many BBC shows, this is just a short four part series with seriously long episodes. But as we bingewatchers know, these are really fun too. Another great time period drama, but once again with the few adult situations, I wouldn’t think it suitable for young children. Not something to hide, but not necessarily a family affair.10 CLEAN TV shows on Netflix shows that you don't have to feel guilty about binging! Click To Tweet
Anne With an E
A new take on L.M. Montgomery’s classic novels. Follow along with overly dramatic orphaned Anne as she navigates through new adventures in the 19th century.
I cannot get enough of this show. I honestly can’t remember ever reading the novels or even seeing the original, but this is good stuff. While it’s based in the 19th century, modern photography and advances have brought this oldie to life with a modern twist. I’d say that this one is safe for preteen plus? A few remarks are a little questionable.
Three young friends living on an Army base in the 60’s(?) adventure through their town trying to solve mysteries and expose secrets.
At first, I thought Granite Flats was gonna be, well, flat. I thought it was another kids fluke that would probably bore me, but I was way wrong. I really, really enjoyed watching both the adults in this show and the kids as they shuffled through life in a strange place, dealing with strange things. Family-friendly for sure!
A modern version of the famous novel finds Sherlock Holmes and his partner solving more mysteries than they’ve bargained for.
This is one of my top favorite shows ever. Me and my husband have a few designated shows that we watch together and this was one of them. We binged together and were both a little disappointed when it ended. From what I recall, it’s pretty clear of language, but there are a few scenes that may be a little graphic for some viewers. I’d say teen-adult for this one.
Series follows a semi-dysfunctional family that tries to be average at simple life in a small town in Indiana.
This one is pretty family friendly, but may not interest all ages. It has a few innuendos that may be inappropriate for younger viewers, but for the most part this is a great show for the modern family. It’s a little dramatic, but I feel a little bit better about both my parenting and homemaking skills after watching this crazy train.
A surgeon planning to operate on the president is blackmailed and held hostage by a federal agent. Who can they trust?
We literally just finished this one by recommendation. It’s not a long series, but it’s definitely worth watching. Without giving any spoilers, it’s rated TV-14, so use discretion. However, it’s pretty clean when it comes to discussing or comparing modern television.
A family learns to allow their lives to spin around their special-needs teen member as they comedically struggle through the challenges it brings.
I read recently that this is a “The Middle” spinoff with a special-needs plot twist. This is a newer show, but it seems to be quite family friendly, though again may not interest all viewers. I’d give this one a little more time to give it a higher grade, right now I’d name it a B- until I could really dive into the whole season.
Last Man Standing
A conservative father of three stands with the women in his life while he strives to maintain his manliness.
Is anyone else crying over the cut of this show? I sure hope they bring back the original tool man for a new show, he’s a staple of my childhood and adulthood. This show has a few bad words, and a little innuendo every now and again, but has great family values and clean comedy!
Even though we’re going thru a tv cut and purging as much television as possible. I still have my guilty pleasures. I just try to watch them after the kids go to sleep so they don’t get jealous that mama’s watching tv Again, don’t judge me.
Also, I can’t forget to slip in a couple oldies. So if you’re into black and white tv and/or slapstick comedy, don’t forget to watch Highway to Heaven and Andy Griffith. These are literally some of the few extremely clean shows left on the planet. I may be a little partial and overdramatic there?
What are your favorite CLEAN tv shows?
Head over and find out first list with more clean shows to watch on Netflix. Or, if you’re looking for kid-safe streaming, that isn’t YouTube Kids, check out of top five list of Streaming Apps for Kids.