[twitter]Talk about the wheelhouse for little boys (or girls). Trucks and dinosaurs. It’s a match made in heaven, and this week’s debut of Dinotrux on Netflix has proven to be exactly that as my sons have been binging their way through the series.
Yes, you’re not the only one who hacks down 4 or more episodes at a time. The boys have learned how to work the magical remote for the Apple TV and, wouldn’t you know it, they let us sleep in on Sunday morning and when we came downstairs they were already 3 episodes deep into Dinotrux.
A Netflix Stream Team package had arrived earlier in the week with trading cards, a puzzle, and a trucker’s hat (that my wife quickly confiscated for her own) lol, and the boys were instantly hooked in for the show’s debut.
The show is very very clever. The reptiles are Reptools, each lizard made to look like a wrench, or screwdriver, or what have you. The dinosaurs are large trucks and cranes, the hero of them all being Ty Rux. He and his reptool buddy, Revvit, work together to build a better world while fighting off the D-Structs, a group of dinos trying to destroy everything.
It’s another in a long line of Netflix originals that really are moving us more to the realm of cutting the cord. The shows are smart, funny, creative, and hit the target of kids’ imaginations.
It’s also getting us into the basement to work on our YouTube studio. We have a spare bedroom that has been overrun with old iPods and Flip Video cameras as Zacharie practices his magic tricks to watch back. Ever since he took his iMovie course at Apple Camp, he’s been want to try his hand at being a YouTuber.
Sounds like a good father/son project to me, so here’s his debut review of Dinotrux:
Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix Stream Team. I am not compensated but I am provided with a membership and equipment to watch their service. All opinions are solely my own.