A new platform has popped up in the battle for streaming space and is completely free. The way it works is.
NBC’s Peacock T.V. launched July 15, offering an affordable alternative to families already stretched with their memberships with Netflix, Disney Plus, Prime, and Hulu. The ad-supported free plan includes 13,000 hours of content, with a wide selection of classics and families-friendly options for parents and children. (Peacock also offers an upgraded tier.)
This is great news. The negative? Peacock isn’t yet available for Roku and Fire T.V. (I linked my P.C. to my television to get it working.)
However, Peacock T.V. is a great option if you’re in the market for a free, family-friendly T.V. channel.
Family Movies On Peacock
Here are 11 films and shows to think about:
1. Downton Abbey (teens, adults)
The entire six seasons of intrigue and drama are available for viewers to watch on Peacock T.V. The show is gripping about the aristocracy, class system, and the history of the time. I still miss it. A few episodes contain adult themes; however, this beloved PBS/ITV program mostly remains within the realm of family-friendly for teens. TV-PG.
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2. Johnny Carson (older children, teens, adults)
Before Jimmy Fallon and James Corden, There was Johnny Carson. Carson hosted the NBC show The Tonight Show from 1962 until 1992, redefining the late-night show format along with Ed McMahon and Doc Severinsen and offering hilarious comments on the day’s happenings. Peacock T.V. includes more than 100 episodes for free. TV-G.
3. Let it be Beaver (all of the ages)
Oh, Wally, why would you even bother to watch this old show? Here’s why: It’s hilarious. Leave It to Beaver ran from 1957 until 1963 and was a look at the life of Ward and June Cleaver and their two children: Wally and Theodore (the Beaver). The show has been ridiculed through the years. However, it’s still more kid-friendly than 99 percent of other television shows that will air in 2020. The complete six-season series is available on Peacock. TV-G.
4. George, the Curious George (all age groups)
A brand-new series about George, a monkey, and The Man in the Yellow Hat was launched in the U.S. when Peacock T.V. began its launch. The entire four seasons (and 50 episodes) are free for viewers on Peacock T.V. This episode sees George explore the ruins, paint a fence, and even visit an actual train set. (And obviously, there are times when he causes trouble as well.)
5. Where’s Waldo? (all ages)
Children are introduced to nations, cultures, and problem-solving with this ongoing 2019-2020 DreamWorks animated program based on the cult character. Season 2 of the first six seasons can be free on Peacock T.V. (You need to sign up as a Premium subscriber to view the first season. 1.)
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6. 3-2-1 Penguins (all Ages)
The Penguins Zidgel, Midget, Fidgel, and Kevin assist two kids (Jason Michelle and Jason Michelle) tackle real-world issues by looking through Scripture. Executive producer VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer produced the animated series from 2006-2008. TVY7.
7. The Birds (teens and adults)
The 1963 classic Alfred Hitchcock film tells the story of a blossoming love affair in Bodega Bay, Calif. The romance turns into horror when a swarm of birds starts attacking people on their streets (and even down the chimney). The film was nominated for one Oscar (Best Effects). Though it was shot using black-and-white, The Birds is in color on Peacock. PG-13.
8. Rear Window (teens or adults)
A disabled man recovering after a traumatic injury thinks that he has witnessed the murder of a person in a nearby apartment and then sets out to establish the truth. Rear Window was released in 1954. Rear Window starred James Stewart and was produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The film received nominations for 4 Oscars. P.G.
9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (teens, adults)
Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, subtlety and suspense and subtlety, directed this dramatic television series during the 1950s and 1960s, receiving a Golden Globe and multiple Primetime Emmy Awards. The series was shot in black and white, enhancing the suspense. Peacock contains the entire series absolutely free.
10. Dateline (teens, adults)
This reality series began as a newsmagazine for NBC but soon morphed into a true-life crime drama. Peacock offers more than 50 episodes for free featuring real-life crime-solving mysteries. Keith Morrison’s warm voice, radio-worthy, is enough to make it worth the time to watch.
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11. Unsolved Mysteries (teens adults)
Host Robert Stack examines real-world mysteries of history, crime, and the supernatural. The show ran from 1987 to the year 2010. Dennis Farina took over as host following Stack’s passing away in 2003. Peacock T.V. includes more than 200 episodes for free.