Let's be upfront about something: 2020 would be much more bearable with a brand-new musical TV show to binge. And fortunately, Netflix's delightful new series, Julie and the Phantoms, checks that box. Julie (Madison Reyes) - a teenager who recently lost her mom - finds her lost passion for music again thanks to the help of three ghosts from a '90s boy band: Luke (Charlie Gillespie), Alex (Owen Joyner), and Reggie (Jeremy Shada).
Based on Julie e os Fantasmas, a TV show that ran in Brazil between 2011 and 2012, the Netflix version is pretty much every parent's dream: it's cool enough to keep your tween or teen's attention, but appropriate enough that if your 6-year-old catches a few scenes, there isn't anything to worry about. And did we mention that it's absolutely hilarious?
Look for Julie and the Phantoms on Netflix beginning on Sept. 10! Read ahead to get a look at why your kids should queue up this new series, as well as two things that parents should be aware of before pressing play.