Media Watcher’s Guide: Introduction

Media Watcher’s Guide: Introduction

There are some television shows and movies that should be watched at least once – just for the value they give you as a person.

But the only way to get value out of any form of media is to consider what you’ve seen and to have a discussion about the material. Especially if you are watching a particular show or movie with a child or children.

Watching a television show or movie that contains violence, sexual material, foul language, or illegal acts should always be followed by a Q&A when watching with a child. Be aware of ratings and make sure your child is of the proper age and maturity level to enjoy a show or movie.

PRELIMINARY TELEVISION SHOWS

* American Dad (animated) [cartoon violence, deep message, murder-death-kill, strong female character, #autodidact] – family dynamics. male protagonist. female protagonist.

* Bob’s Burgers (animated) [deep message, amoral behavior, #autodidact] – family dynamics.

* Breaking Bad (live-action) [illegal activities, drug abuse, ethical quandary, murder-death-kill] – male protagonist.

* Buffy the Vampire Slayer (live-action) [magic, ethical quandary, murder-death-kill, strong female character, #autodidact] – female protagonist.

* Criminal Minds (live-action) [TV realism, police procedural, serial killer, murder-death-kill, strong female character, #autodidact] – team dynamics.

* CSI: Crime Scene Investigators (live-action) [TV realism, police procedural, murder-death-kill, strong female character, #autodidact] – team dynamics.

* Flashpoint (live-action) [TV realism, police procedural, murder-death-kill, strong female character] – team dynamics.

* Hannibal (live-action) [violence, serial killer, murder-death-kill, cannibalism, strong female character] – male protagonist.

* Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (live-action) [TV realism, police procedural, murder-death-kill, strong female character, #autodidact] – team dynamics.

* Orphan Black (live-action) [superscience, ethical quandary, murder-death-kill, strong female character] – female protagonist.

* Rick & Morty (animated) [superscience, amoral behavior, deep message, illegal activities, murder-death-kill, #autodidact] – male protagonist.

* South Park (animated) [amoral behavior, deep message, illegal activities, murder-death-kill, strong female character, #autodidact] – male protagonist.

* Weeds (live-action) [illegal activities, drug abuse, amoral behavior, murder-death-kill, strong female character] – female protagonist.

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PRELIMINARY MOVIES

* Akira (animated) [superscience, violence, ethical quandary, murder-death-kill, #autodidact] – male protagonist.

* Alien (live-action) [superscience, murder-death-kill, deadly aliens, strong female character, #autodidact] – female protagonist.

* Aliens (live-action) [superscience, murder-death-kill, deadly aliens, strong female characer, #autodidact] – female protagonist.

* Blade Runner (live-action) [superscience, violence, ethical quandary, murder-death-kill, #autodidact] – male protagonist.

* The Call (live-action) [violence, serial killer, ethical quandary, amoral behavior murder-death-kill, strong female character, #autodidact] – female protagonist.

* Children of Dune (live-action) [superscience, another planet, assassination attempts, #autodidact] – male protagonist. female protagonist.

* Doctor Strange (live-action) [magic, strong female character] – male protagonist.

* Dune (live-action) [superscience, another planet, assassination attempts, #autodidact] – male protagonist.

* Little Shop of Horrors (live-action) [musical, alien invasion, amoral behavior, ethical quandary, murder-death-kill] – male protagonist.

* Grave of the Fireflies (animated) [WWII, bittersweet, tear-jerker, deep message, #autodidact] – male protagonist.

* Howl’s Moving Castle (animated) [magic, deep message, strong female character, kid-friendly] – female protagonist.

* Man From Nowhere (live-action) [ultraviolence, murder-death-kill] – male protagonist.

* Monster (live-action) [ultraviolence, serial killer, murder-death-kill, strong female character] – female protagonist.

* Pitch Black (live-action) [another planet, violence, murder-death-kill, deadly aliens, murder-death-kill, strong female character] – male protagonist. female protagonist.

* Spirited Away (animated) [deep message, strong female character, kid-friendly, #autodidact] – female protagonist.

* The Invasion (live-action) [alien invasion, strong female character, murder-death-kill] – female protagonist.

* Wall-e (animated) [end of the world, robots, kid-friendly, #autodidact] – non-human protagonist.

* Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (live-action) [musical, subversive, kid-friendly, #autodidact] – male protagonist.