This is my very first official Netflix #StreamTeam monthly post and it fits me to a most perfect “T”. Seriously, I love cartoons and I love that I have two wonderful kids with whom to share my love of cartoons. Shows that I used to watch as a kid are getting new life or being rebooted on Netflix. Case in point, Inspector Gadget. In 1983 the oblivious secret agent, Inspector Gadget was on ever 7-10 year old’s television set every day after school. You can’t walk by a child of the 80’s and say, “Do, da, do, da, do..” without them saying “Inspector Gadget”. This stuff sticks with you. Inspector Gadget was always helped out in his misadventures by his niece Penny and very intelligent dog, Brain. Somehow, with their help, he always foiled the plans of the nefarious Dr. Claw.
While I do wish that the original series was on Netflix I am happy to see that a brand new series has been created. This new series updates things about the series. Penny is now a young adult and an agent in her own right. Brain is still her trusty sidekick. Dr. Claw is trapped in ice with Mad Cat and his claw is missing. Uncle Gadget is enjoying retirement. But, now there is the nephew of Dr. Claw named Talon who tries to get Dr. Claw and M.A.D. back into its former glory.
The kids and I watched a few episodes of the series together in a wicked cool fort that I made with a fort building kit that was sent to me for this month’s Stream Team post. We also received matching Inspector Gadget shirts. So, we hung out in the fort taking silly selfies with our new Selfie Stick and using a little flashlight to light ourselves as we took selfies. Eva on one side of me laughing like a crazy person at all the antics of Inspector Gadget. Continue reading It is a Pretty Great Time to Be a Cartoon Loving Dad #StreamTeam