We have a TV, which can talk to the laptop and the Xbox - This is new from 6 months ago, when we didn’t have this sort of futuristic technology. We still haven’t got cable, so iTunes and Netflix are the main sources, although other sources exist.
Four of us watch TV together: Two adults, a 15 year old girl and a 12 year old boy.
We’ve reached the end of the shows that we know about and like, and are searching for more options. We’d like something we can all enjoy. Caveats include - not too much adult sexual content, and not an excessive amount of gore. For an illustrative example, consider the case of CSI: Miami - I thought it might work- most of the gore is computer graphics and done-been-killed corpses. It was great to riff on, since the plots are so outrageously over the top. Unfortunately, the frequency of sex crimes and child murders and child-sex-clown-furry crimes is apparently quite high in Miami (who knew?), so it became a deal breaker, as we adults would wind up turning off the show 15 minute in when someone would show up with a torn child’s pageant gown, or some other creepy artifact, and the kids would be yelling “wait, what, it’s just a dress, turn it back on!”
Also, additional caveat - My spouse passes out as soon as animation comes on. It’s like one of those fainting goat reflexes. Futurama = ZZZZZZZ.
We as a family have recently* liked:
Top Gear **
We’ve started re-watching Lost, we’re trying out Bones, and I’m sure someone will recommend Firefly. Star Trek is possible, but so far has met with resistance from the younger viewers.
*I’m leaving out The Andy Griffith Show, and Gilligan’s Island, although they were great. Old show suggestions are completely welcome.
** My son has a limited tolerance for Top Gear