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The Baby-Sitters Club 

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Based on the book series of the same name focusing on a group of young girls who start their own babysitting service.

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Rachel Shukert
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2021   2020  
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Series cast summary:
Sophie Grace ...  Kristy Thomas 11 episodes, 2020-2021
Momona Tamada ...  Claudia Kishi 11 episodes, 2020-2021
Shay Rudolph ...  Stacey McGill 11 episodes, 2020-2021
Malia Baker ...  Mary Anne Spier 11 episodes, 2020-2021
Xochitl Gomez ...  Dawn Schafer 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Alicia Silverstone ...  Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer 6 episodes, 2020
Marc Evan Jackson ...  Richard Spier 6 episodes, 2020
Sophia Reid-Gantzert ...  Karen Brewer 6 episodes, 2020
Takayo Fischer ...  Mimi Yamamoto 5 episodes, 2020
Benjamin Goas ...  David Michael Thomas 5 episodes, 2020
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Based on the book series of the same name focusing on a group of young girls who start their own babysitting service.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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The credits feature the original handwriting for each of the club members from the books, with it changing depending on which club member the episode is about See more »

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Remake of The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) See more »

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A way for parents to discuss more intricate but important subjects with their children - intoscreens.com
5 July 2020 | by eelen-sethSee all my reviews

Based on the best-selling book series that was highly popular in the 1980s and 1990s, Netflix's new series 'The Baby-Sitters Club', follows the friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), the genius but shy Mary-Anne Spier (Malia Baker), the artsy Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada - 'To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You'), the fashion-queen-with-a-secret Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph - 'Lethal Weapon'), and free-spirited Dawn Schafer (Xochitl Gomez - 'Gentefied') as the middle-schoolers start their babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Each episode in this first season is based on one of the books in the BSC-series, which was originally written by Ann M. Martin, who also produces the series.

The Netflix Original Series revolves around this group of inspiring girls with different backgrounds, personalities and opinions who become best friends by working and growing up together. Combining drama and comedy, this adaptation for the small screen might look childish, but in fact tackles some mature subjects such as divorce, online bullying, the importance of using right pronouns, and even explores a dark part of American history (in this case the World War II internment camp, Manzanar).

Alicia Silverstone (The Lodge) plays Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the selfless single-mother of Kristy and love interest of all around good guy Watson Brewer, played by Mark Feuerstein ('Prison Break'). As part of the adult cast, they never steal the spotlight and are mostly here to support this young group of actors. All members of The Baby-Sitters Club do a fine job at playing their own specific character, but some of these actors are clearly still getting used to being in front of the camera. Baker's Mary Anne grows a lot into a well rounded personality, after being a shy wallflower in the first half of the season, but you can tell the young actress struggles a bit with keeping a straight face during the more dramatic scenes. Without her the BSC wouldn't be complete - everyone gets a bit of stage fright in life. Tamada, and especially Gomez, are stars in the making, both exuding a natural energy that breezes through every episode.

The fun part about this series, is that we get to explore a different character's personal life and struggles in a stand alone episode which they narrate themselves, with the other members of the club basically playing the supporting cast. This not only gives the viewer the time to explore their favourites a bit more, but also gives those you might not like as much at first, grow on you. Showrunner Rachel Shukert (Glow) and executive producer and director Lucia Aniello (Broad City) take a simple yet effective approach at educating viewers of all ages in a wholesome, balanced and innocent way.

The series explores female empowerment, entrepreneurship and discusses some more intricate but important topics, which could open up the conversation between parents and children, or those who aren't familiar with certain topical subjects. Knowing just how successful the book-series was, Netflix would make the right decision by greenlighting the second season of the potential hit-series 'The Baby-Sitters Club' to make sure they can keep the same cast to play this group of best friends, before they outgrow their on screen characters.


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3 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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