As a nominee for this years Mobbies Contest, I’ve been asked to write a blog on “What I Would Bring Back From The 90’s?” Well it’s quite obvious I’ve chosen..the TV Shows!
I’ll be honest, this is a nostalgia post for me. I was born in 1989, and grew up watching some awesome kids shows, comedies, and even some dramas I shouldn’t have. Dont tell the ‘rents, please.
Nickelodeon was a huge part of my childhood. “Doug”, “Rocko”, “Ren & Stimpy”, “Real Monsters”, “The Wild Thornberry’s” “Kenan & Kel”, “Alex Mack”..all solid memories watching those shows. But “Rugrats” was my favorite. How could you not enjoy that show? Looking back, it was pretty funny. They even features some adult jokes in there, that I wouldn’t get until years later. “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?” set me up for my LOVE of horror films I think. For kids, the stories were decent, and the scares were scary. I’ve added a few of the DVD sets to my collection..ya know, to scare my future kids down the line. It builds character.
Comedies I enjoyed as a kid included “Sabrina”, “Home Improvement”, “Fresh Prince”, and of course, “Friends” and “Boy Meets World.” I would walk around the house singing Smelly Cat. Seriously, he rocked. I believe I learned the Carlton Dance as well..but that’s for another awards show. And Topanga. Yes, Topanga. She was my second crush ever.
My first crush ever was Kimberly, Aka the Pink Ranger, from Power Rangers. I had tons of merchandise from that show. The flip heads, bean bag chairs, and even a fort. When Tommy kissed Kimberly, I was pissed. I’m talking Damien from “The Omen” pissed.
A few of the dramas that shaped the 90’s were “ER”, “The X-Files” and pretty much anything on “The WB.” My dad used to watch “The X-Files” with me persistently, and I loved it. I also loved not being able to sleep after watching it. That was fun. Still one of my favorite shows of all time. The WB opened a door to even more science fiction greatness, with “Buffy”, “Angel”, and “Charmed.” Buffy and The Halliwell Sisters were major butt kicking hotties. Looking back on them, they were actually very well written shows.
In closing, I would bring back the funny, the dramatic, well written, and actually well acted TV shows from the 90’s. MOST of the shows today..don’t hold a candle to them.