Netflix has been hitting it out of the park with its original series lately. From Outer Banks, Sex Education, the Umbrella Academy to name a few – and The Baby-Sitters Club is no exception!
For those of you who don’t know, The Baby-Sitters Club was a best-selling book series in the late ’80s, turned Graphic Novels in 2015, written by Ann M. Martin that has sold over 176 million copies! The Baby-Sitters Club is about a group of plucky young girls – Kristy Thomas, Mary-Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer – who start their own babysitting empire in Stoneybrook, Ct. The Book Series was adapted into a Television Series for HBO in 1990, then a film starring Rachael Lee Cook (She’s All That) and Larisa Oleynk (The Secret World of Alex Mac) in 1995, and now it’s BACK as a Netflix Original Series for a whole new generation!
The Baby-Sitters Club Book Series was known for tackling tween issues that no one wants to talk about and the Netflix series is no different. The show holds onto the Book Series nostalgia while giving us a modern take – don’t worry, the girls still use a landline.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Executive Producer Rachel Shukert (GLOW/Supergirl) promised the series would hold true to canon, but they wanted to make it a special show for multigenerational viewing. Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) plays Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, Kristy’s single mom, and there is plenty of 80s and 90s references and fashion statements (look out for Claudia’s Clueless nod) allowing the writers and EP to follow through on their promise.
Our friends over at Smells Like Teen Angst! have already binge-watched the entire series and given us their thoughts. Check out their review and remember to Like-Subscribe-and Comment what you thought of the show!
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