Something Good for the Children: First Post

Well, here goes my attempt at a review blog. Here's the deal. Nearly five years ago I became a father, and since then, I've watched a lot of family and "children's" programming, most of which is terrible. So I thought, why not start a review service to help other parents, especially new parents, separate the uncommon stuff of quality from the rest? On this blog, I'll be reviewing films and television shows that are current or nearly so, as well as revisiting some of the children's programming from my youth to see how it holds up.

Let me say straight away that I am mainly interested in whether the film or show is any good. Whether it shows quality, wit, humor, has characters one can believe in, whether it works. I see lots of websites that rate movies purely on the basis of adult content, naughty words or actions, that sort of thing. I'm not really interested in that. Don't get me wrong; I wouldn't show R-rated content to my daughter, but at the same time, I don't think the mere absence of something bad makes something good. I don't want to give my daughter boring junk just to keep her occupied. In the best scenario, it should be something we enjoy watching together. At worst, it should be something I can at least respect as an adult.

So here we go...feel free to comment. I'm especially interested in suggestions for future reviews.

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