Netflix’s new fantasy comedy combines Bojack Horseman’s visual humour, theater-kid awkwardness and some truly great musical numbers to tell the weird tale of a horse whisked away to a land of centaurs… and not just the horse kind. There are centaur moles, ficuses, cats (who seem to love Andrew Lloyd Webber, natch) and more in this cacophonously odd tale that should keep adults engaged with its sly humour while kids marvel at the silliness.
Sure, experts agree that it’s a good idea to limit screen time for your children, but let’s be honest: parents need a break sometimes, and the easiest way to get one is to plop the little ones down in front of the ol’ tube and let Netflix babysit for a while. To be clear, though, that doesn’t mean you want to simply hypnotise them with whatever colourful, synapse-frying baby-crack you happen to scroll to first. Ideally, you want to find a program that will engage, entertain and, to some degree, educate the wee ones as you stare off into space for a few restorative minutes.
Luckily, Netflix is packed with bingeable kids programming that can hit at least two of those targets at a time, if not all three. That includes everything from a cooking show starring Michelle Obama and a bunch of puppets to a cast of colourful robots helping answer life’s big questions to reboots of some classic series you probably loved as a kid. Thrown on any of these 25 programs and cut yourself some slack – without any guilt.