While parents can bond with their teens by watching their teens favorite television shows, parents and teens can also bond by developing favorite shows together. Certain shows are better than others for connecting over. The leading factor being whether the TV series inspires discussion, with the second factor being the topic of the show. (some of these shows are off the air but can be found on DVDs, Blu-ray or online).
1. Lost - No suprise here. No TV series in the history of televsion has inspired more discussion than Lost. If you family has never watched Lost, rent or buy the series and watch it together. You will talk for hours about the mysteries, characters, philosophy and what the heck is going on and that crazy island. Best bonding show ever. 2004-2010
2. Freaks and Geeks - Judd Apatow's first TV series, this critically acclaimed comedy drama set in 1980 was a brutally honest look at high school and those that didn't fit it and the parents of two of the teens. You will recognize many of the cast regulars as they have almost all moved on to bigger careers. 1999-2000
3. 4. The Daily Show / The Colbert Report - Watch the news the way that the younger generation do. It is more fun and you might learn just as much. Laughing together over the terrible things happening in the world might be a springboard towards discussing them. Current running.
5. 6. Modern Family / The Middle - Two incredibly funny situation comedies about modern families, one about an extended middle or upper middle class family, the other about a small blue collar family. Both families have teens and both have very funny, realistic situations involving the teens that all families can relate to, laugh about and discuss. Currently running.
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