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18 July 2015 @ 06:26 pm
July Question Meme: Day Eighteen  
Asked by ragnarok_08:

Favorite shows from childhood?

I pretty much grew up on Disney Channel, back when they actually had diverse and quality programming for literally everyone regardless of age, along with several other channels as well such as PBS and FOX Kids, with Nickelodeon being more into my preteen years. And I watched and rewatched many of those shows ad nauseum, we honestly could be here forever as I attempt to list off all of them.

However, narrowing it down to my top five favorites, it would have to be: Ocean Girl, Gargoyles, My Little Pony, Clarissa Explains It All, and of course Sesame Street.
 
 
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R.: known in that first minute we metpenderies on July 19th, 2015 03:26 am (UTC)
I remember watching X-Men cartoons and Jackie Chan adventures, and then tapings of Animaniacs and the Jetsons, haha.
Renéerogueslayer452 on July 19th, 2015 07:53 am (UTC)
Animaniacs! Yes! Also, recalling The Jetsons always makes me wonder aloud every time new technology is made nowadays where our flying cars are, lol.
goldenusagigoldenusagi on July 19th, 2015 11:35 am (UTC)
Gargoyles still owns. And it hits a lot of points on things people care about now, like strong female characters (but on a kids show, from two decades ago). Elisa was just done so well. And she was mixed race on top of it. And Demona had a great character arc. Then there's Xanatos, who had one of the most convincing 'bad guy to good guy' arcs I've seen.
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on July 19th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
Gargoyles definitely one of those shows that still holds up today, because it just offered so much with its content. It was surprisingly very diverse, it was dark and deep and engaging with the characters. It was such a rare treasure that looking back on it now, while I'm not shocked since 90s seemed to have quite a handful of shows with diversity and certain subject matters, it was still quite impressive especially for a kids cartoon on the Disney Channel.

And sadly it's a glaring contrast to today where you don't often see that with much programming, kids, cartoons or otherwise.
Profiterole_profiterole_ on July 19th, 2015 12:41 pm (UTC)
Gargoyles love! Xanatos and Owen! <3 The other one I was a huge fan of was the X-Men cartoon (the one from the 90's).
Renéerogueslayer452 on July 19th, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
There is just a huge nostalgia when it comes to Gargoyles, it was such a great show, and I love how whenever it gets mentioned people automatically have fond memories of it being awesome. :)
Chelsea: THG → Peeta/Katniss/Galesictransits on July 19th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
Disney and Nickelodeon were definitely my most-watched stations as a kid, though I was the opposite of you. I was into Nickelodeon first and then got into Disney Channel in my preteen years.
Renéerogueslayer452 on July 19th, 2015 07:37 pm (UTC)
I remember back then Disney Channel was one of those channels you had to pay extra to have, so not everyone could have access to it at the time, unlike today. I always wondered why we didn't watch Nickelodeon when I was younger, but then I realized we were a very Disney household. We had so many Disney movies and sang Disney songs in the car, we went to Disneyland and Disney World several times. So it's not surprising that Disney Channel is what I grew up on more than anything else, lol.
Julie: Cyberchase ★ cybersquadragnarok_08 on July 20th, 2015 12:17 am (UTC)
Yes, Disney and Nickelodeon were my most watched TV channels growing up as well, next to PBS and Cartoon Network.