One of my favorite things to do is introduce my kids to things I enjoyed as a kid. Sometimes they respond appropriately and love it, other times they do not. Sometimes we stumble across a classic that I didn’t know about and we enjoy it together. Mostly, I just like experiencing things with my kids.
Classic television series have been one of our favorite things to bond over. Here is a list of options for those of you looking to maybe do a little binge watching with your Amazon Prime account. Click on each title to take you right to the show on Amazon.
To me, this is the pinnacle of classic television. Follow along on the wholesome, often hilarious adventures of Sheriff Andy Taylor, his deputy Barney Fife, son Opie, and Aunt Mae along with a host of regulars. If you are looking for sweet, funny television, The Andy Griffith Show won’t disappoint.
A British hit, Mr. Bean is played by Rowan Atkinson and is a hoot. Mr. Bean runs into all sorts of comical mishaps thanks to his clumsiness and naivete. The first season is included with Amazon Prime.
This classic follows the life of a writer both at home and at work. Dick Van Dyke plays writer Rob and Mary Tyler Moore plays his wife Laura. Its another comedy classic.
Based on the comic strip featuring the lovable Dennis and his grumpy neighbor Mr. Wilson, you follow the hi-jinks of a trouble-prone little boy and the people who get tangled in his web of chaos.
The Clampetts strike it rich and move to Beverly Hills. The only problem is they are from deep in the Ozark mountains and were used to a more rustic way of living. But millions of dollars and new luxuries don’t change the Clametts which makes for some seriously funny tv.
This is a favorite of my youngest. Green Acres follows a sophisticated New York couple who buy a farm without ever seeing it. While Oliver dreamt of this life, it couldn’t have been further from the mind of his socialite wife, Lisa.
This is a classic that I have not seen, but many have recommended. The show is about a private investigator (Tom Selleck) in Hawaii. There is crime involved so maybe not for the youngest kids, but the show has a TV-PG rating.
This show from the 1990’s is full of slapstick and colloquial misunderstandings. The story revolves around four aliens who have been sent to earth to research the human race. They are given human bodies and then we laugh as they sometimes struggle to understand our strange ways of relating to each other. There is a lot of innuendo and I would recommend the show for teens and up.
I’m a big fan of cozy mysteries when it comes to books, but I have never seen this classic television series. With a TV-G rating, it seems like it would be a great fit for my cozy mystery tastes. The show follows a mystery writer as she solves actual crimes.
I grew up with the Cosby show. I know there are many who disagree with me, but I think the show still deserves to be seen even with the sins of the titular character. I think the show still has merit. It was a funny, loving family show that my kids and I both love.
There you have it, 10 classic television series currently on Amazon Prime if you are looking to binge-watch something new, but not new. Know what I mean?