It is too late at night and too long since my "Prairie" post to make an acceptable disclaimer. However, I do want to add that after talking with my judicious (and more rational) husband, I shouldn't have been so hasty to post my strong feelings. I've been governed by feelings too often lately, especially without B around to temper me and ground my idealism with a heavy dash of reality.
He thought Little House was fine. And, he thought it was valuable for the kids in that some characters are negative prototypes. Seeing folly ought spur us to desire wisdom. I concur. So, my previous post was incomplete and should have crossed my editor's desk before appearing on the blog. It would have been much better then.
STILL, I want to add that we DID watch a movie that I thought was excellent for the boys. Last week I brought home MasterPiece Theater's Kidnapped. Wonderful! The boys loved it; B and I were interested and engaged. The plot was thicker and the virtue strong. There was more blood (and I'm not sure what I think about that, even carefully portrayed). . . so maybe my recommendation is Little House for older girls and Kidnapped for my boys.