This is a guest post by Laurs Morgan
Three days a week my two children and I watch ‘That’s So Raven’. The show is my absolute favorite children’s show. I’m very pleased my directv channel lineup has this show. Our time with Raven provides my children, ages thirteen and eight, with some decompression time between the end of the school day and their extra-curricular activities, and we are able to discuss the situations Raven and her friends and family find themselves in.
The show is very reminiscent of ‘I Love Lucy’ plots and the type of physical comedy Lucille Ball was known for. Parents from my generation (late 40s plus) were inundated with Lucy during our childhood, so the similarities between the two shows helps help parents to tune in, and kids today connect to Raven’s zany antics.
We analyze the story and explore what Raven did right, what she did wrong, and any possible solutions the story-line did not hit on. We have discussed the structure of the story to connect with literary elements such as plot, rising action, and climax. Sometimes we just discuss what we liked and what we did not like. So, check out your local listings and find out when ‘That’s So Raven’ is on in your local area, and spend some quality sharing a great show with your kids!