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Vicky2019
This is a light hearted post.

So my 15 year old  daughter and me are watching a (somewhat old)  bbc program called 'hustle' as distraction. (which if you haven't seen it is 2005, very slick and has clever twists - it's on iplayer).

we also watched sherlock, good omens and the good place.

can anyone recommend any other suitable programs we could watch that are not too violent or nasty, humorous, well made and absorbing so we can watch these after dinner?

I am wondering about buffy the vampire slayer, and star trek piacrd or voyager.

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Scaredmom2019
We love Impractical Jokers if you have that available! 
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Bobs
We watch a show every school lunchtime in the car on my phone. We loved “Miranda” so good at letting the kids see someone so happy in herself. We also watched “Friday Night Dinner” and are currently working through “This Country”. Enjoy! 
15 year old D. Started to feel low summer 2019. Fall out with friends October 2019. Depressed, self-harming and suicidal from January 2020. Diagnosed with AN July 2020. Slowly coming out of it and feeling hopeful for the future.
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MKR
My kids and I love Kath & Kim, if you don't mind antipodean humour 😀. We find it very "girlie", though there is a body image theme (both Kim and her bff Sharon comfort eating).

Catherine Tate is another favourite, especially with "Lauren" moments in our house 😉.

I love Miranda, though we hadn't watched it together yet.
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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PurpleRain
We love Dr. Martin, Downton abbey, the crown, bonus family, stranger things, Anne with an e, extraordinary homes, land girls, among many others
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018, she had a growth spurt a bit later, followed by tummy bug. She started restricting breakfast and school lunch in January 2019 (that we know). We succesfully refed at home.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding
 
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Foodsupport_AUS
Friends and Big Bang Theory here. Buffy the Vampire slayer also good. So many shows do however mention or include a fat bias and it can at times lead to uncomfortable viewing. My D tended to be much more pragmatic about other people rather than herself. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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ValentinaGermania
Nearly all AN families all over the world watch sitcoms. Big bang theorie, 2 and a half men and others have less diet and food blaming talk than others.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Blue
we enjoyed:
Parks and recreation (avoid later seasons with rob lowe character)
you, me & the apocalypse (miniseries)- similar to good omens
dr who
Merlin
lost in space
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PleaseEAT
Modern family was my d favourite
I remember lying with her long after she fell asleep but I didn’t want to wake her so I would lie there watching yet another repeat 
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dancinggirl
I really like New Amsterdam (medical drama).  Very watchable.  If you like Star Trek, I enjoyed Star Trek Voyager.  Not sure what things your daughter feels interested in but I do like shows like House Hunters which can be fun (but she may not be of the age where it sounds interesting.)
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Ocras68
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (available on Netflix or dvds), The Big Bang Theory, QI (currently on BBC I think and endlessly repeated on various channels).  Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a hoot too.  30 Rock (possibly now only available on dvd) - very funny.
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