It takes a lot for Dylan to digress from his ingrained routine. He is a creature of habit, a predictable chap and it is only in recent months that this has changed. I put much of it down to our trip to Moliets where he stepped well and truly outside of his comfort zone. He tried new things and succeeded at them and this built his confidence and resilience. Since then I have noticed that he is more up for changing things and this includes what he watches. Therefore I thought I’d share our Top Netflix Series for Tweens and Teens to Binge Watch.
I suggested he watched the NetFlix Series ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ and he duly did. He thought it was great and then had to decide whether to binge watch or space it out!! He decided on spacing them out and is now currently enjoying the series. We read the books along side watching the series and found this has encouraged reading for pleasure and enthusiasm in the series. The adaptation of the series is true to the books which is important. I always find it odd when a TV series or film is very different from the book. Promoting reading in young people is much harder now as there are so many distractions from gaming and ipads.
As a teen I used to read and read but now technology rivals the books. It has been brilliant to find both books and a series that allows tween readers to read for pleasure. As a qualified English teacher I do feel sad that often we have to disect books and have lost some of that reading fro pleasure.
What is A Series of Unfortunate Events about?
After their parents die in a fire, the children are put into the care of their dastardly uncle Count Olaf, who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance.
Netflix says: “The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death.”
Each book by Egmont in the series has been adapted into two episodes of the series, with the first four books covered in the initial eight-part run.
You can catch up with A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix now and I totally recommend that you do!
Top Netflix Series for Tweens and Teens to Binge Watch
- A Series of Unfortunate Events – obviously!
- Haters Back Off: This comedy series, exclusive to Netflix, follows the oddball family life of a fictional YouTube star named Miranda Sings, a character created and portrayed by Colleen Ballinger, who also serves as an executive producer. Miranda is an incredibly confident, self-absorbed teenage singer/dancer/actor/model who is on the rise — despite a complete and utter lack of talent. Miranda continues to luck into failing upward, fueled by her belief that she was born to be famous, even if no one else knows it yet.
- House of a Anubis: Strange happenings are afoot at an English boarding school called House of Anubis. A popular student, Joy, goes missing. The school’s cranky caretaker has a creepy stuffed crow. The school’s attic may be haunted. Recent American transplant Nina gets thrust into the school while these strange things are happening.
- Sherlock: Based on the novel this has been really popular on both TV and Netflix.
- Vampire Diaries: A teenage girl is unknowingly torn between not only two brothers but two vampire brothers. This then spreads to the whole world of vampires.
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