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Your Kids Will Larva This Show

Once a month, like clockwork (calendarwork?) I take a moment to pay my respects to the important things in life, namely Netflix, because important things are, well, important. Most of the time I weave a tale of family fun, creating a web of wonder around the shows that we are currently enjoying, what with the laughter and the lessons and the whatnot. However, this month I’m jumping right in, because the characters in Larva tend to frown on webs, or most things woven. Generally speaking, a web in the story doesn’t end well for them.

I could have written about the new Netflix show, Fuller House, and, frankly, Netflix probably wishes I would, but the fact is that my friend Josh Levs already covered everything, and besides, our house is full enough—mostly with laughter. We’re laughing at Larva.

I’m not sure how the boys found the show, but I suspect that it just showed up one day at the intersection of their slapstick silliness and their grandmother’s addiction to Korean dramas.  Larva is made in Korea, and it features two larvae, Red and Yellow (pictured), who get themselves in situations that they can’t easily get out of—and they don’t. Spoiler alert: Red and Yellow seldom make it through an episode, and while we tend to stay away from violence, their demise is so funny that it just feels right.

Does that make me a bad person?

Recently our youngest, Zane, had some friends over to celebrate his birthday. There were any number of activities available for their entertainment, but they turned on Larva, and then they watched it. All of it. Every single episode. Some of them twice.

Each episode only lasts a couple of minutes, relies primarily on physical comedy (some of it gross), and ends much the same way—with another episode right behind it. I think this is how it started with their grandmother.

This post was written as part of our relationship with the Netflix #StreamTeam. Netflix has a lot of great shows for the whole family available for streaming or rental, which is nice. All opinions are our own.


Whit Honea is the author of “The Parents’ Phrase Book” and co-founder of the philanthropic organization Dads 4 Change. He is the Social Media Director/Community Manager of the Dad 2.0 Summit. His writing can be found at Fandango, GeekDad, Disney, Today, Good Housekeeping, City Dads Group, Stand Magazine, The Washington Post and several other popular publications. He previously covered travel for Orbitz, CBS and AOL, and served as Editor of Family Travel for UpTake. Deemed “the activist dad” by UpWorthy and one of the “funniest dads on Twitter” by Mashable, Whit has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and is the 2015 winner of the Iris Award for Best Writing.