Any decent description of Netflix’s The Baby-Sitters Club needs to include the phrase “feel-good“. It perfectly sums up the vibe of the show. Seven young girls making a career out of things that make them happy while facing the challenges of growing up; it couldn’t have been better, really.
This modern dramedy is a Netflix Original based on Ann M. Martin’s best-selling book series. It chronicles the relationships and experiences of seven friends as they establish their own babysitting service in Stoneybrook, Connecticut. As the group keeps growing, Kristy Thomas, Mary-Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer, the club’s founders have added Mallory Pike and Jessi Ramsey to their ranks.
With the start of a new school year comes a flurry of activities, new friendships, personal journeys, and of course, crucial lessons. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most fearless and inciting moments from the series on Netflix.
“I’m still just figuring things out”
It’s not for naught that practically no one dislikes Stacey McGill. The young girl is suffering from diabetes and belongs to an affluent family. But, she still navigates entirely on her own and works in The Baby-Sitter Club. A heartwarming moment was when Stacey was featured in a magazine and she spoke about things she wants to do and how she is “still figuring things out.”
Chaz talks to Kristy
Jessi babysits Derek Masters, a Tiktok sensation known for his unboxing videos. Derek is depressed after being passed up for a lead role in a TV program, but Jessi brightens him up by dancing and making ice cream with him.
When Derek’s father, Chaz, discovers that Jessi and Derek did not record footage of their fun activities, he contacts Kristy. Instead of faltering to what an older person is saying as most teenagers do, Kristy puts her foot down and talks to him about how he should be treating Jessi.
Charity is important, people
What with capitalism, competition, increased living expenses, a growing economy, and whatnot, charity is being overlooked. It always was but the new generation has different and, considering the economy, more intense reasons, to disregard goodwill. But Kristy decided that she wouldn’t be one of those people. After the club’s finances are sorted out, in a very firm, friendly and Kristy-eqsue style, she sets the ground rules for charity.
“Being an individualist means respecting what makes all of us unique”
During a sleepover, the group takes a personality assessment to determine their roles in The Baby-Sitters Club, and Mallory is surprised to realize that she does not fit into any of them. When Claudia is coaching Mallory, she chastises her when she tells her about the tales she’s written.
Claudia understands the art of listening after a conversation with Mimi and Janine’s new friend, Ashley Wyeth. She rushes to Mallory’s residence to apologize. They decide to collaborate to turn Mallory’s tales into children’s books. After Claudia’s insistence, Mallory takes the test again and discovers she is a storyteller. The two reunite as Claudia decides to make a change in her personality.
Sometimes you need help, and that is completely okay!
Remember, the time you were absolutely overwhelmed with activities? Also, how you refused to ask anyone for help?
In the very same fashion, Mallory was struggling in her personal life but refused to take the help The Baby-Sitters Club was offering her. Kristy again reminded her that help isn’t always charity, sometimes it’s friendship. And accepting charity is okay too!
Here’s a compilation of all these scenes: