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If you don’t have kids, you might not be familiar with the Australian kids cartoon Bluey. I wasn’t, but I was introduced to it by my daughter, who sat me down and forced me to watch a couple of episodes. (She’s 25 years old.)
It’s an absurdly simple show about a family of anthropomorphic dogs (Australian cattle dogs, to be precise), and specifically it focuses on the two kids: Bluey and her little sister Bingo. Mostly they’re just playing various make-believe games and having fun. (This description does not do it justice.)
The family is an intact one, with a mother and a father who love each other and get along with their kids. Both parents are smart and engaged and devoted to the family. The kids are innocent, fun-loving, rambunctious, and respectful. There are no lessons about Important Issues Of Today. There is nothing edgy or subversive. Most importantly, the writing is clever and really funny, which is why the show has attracted plenty of grown-up fans.
It’s on Disney+, and also appears frequently on the Disney Jr. channel. The episodes are about 8 minutes long. Go watch one and enjoy a smile.Published in