I mean, seriously – has a show had a better tagline than this in a long time? I haven’t worked my way through the whole series yet, but I’m two episodes into Bloodline and totally hooked. Here’s the upshot: Family secrets and high-stakes lies amid the balmy humidity of the Florida Keys. Plus, Lindsay Weir and Coach Taylor as brother and sister? Yes, please.
Although Bloodline is decidedly for grown-ups, the plot line brings us to our Netflix Stream Team theme of the month: Liar, liar pants on fire. (That’s a paraphrase.) Teaching kids about lying is a tricky business as parents, especially when we all rely on them at least a little bit (Santa Claus, I’m looking at you). My 5-year-old was recently confronted with a dinner he didn’t like and he sat there for a half-hour staring at it. I went to the bathroom and when I returned, he said “I finished my dinner, but don’t look in the garbage.” This was a pretty low-stakes example, and it made me laugh, but how do we show kids how to navigate honesty?
These themed episodes of shows for younger kids will get the conversation going.