Today’s TV shows for kids do not match up to the ones we saw in the 90s. We look at some shows that could come back for a re-run and still be a whopping hit with the kidsSiddharth TSS firstname.lastname@example.org
The 1990s was the era when television was filled with entertaining and enthralling shows for kids and teenagers. A myriad of shows have cropped up since then but why does one keep going back to the old? What did those shows have that the new ones seem to lack? Is it a question of animation, originality or just the plain sense of innocence? We find out the secret to their success.
Kenan and Kel
This show used to air on Nickelodeon. A show about two American teenagers Kenan Rockmore and Kel Kimble. Every show started off and ended with Kel breaking the fourth wall and interacting with the studio audience. Every show of theirs managed to put them in some insane amounts of trouble with equal amounts of humour. In short it was a laugh riot.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
To say the least, Captain Planet was the first animated eco activist. Even the show’s villains were named quite cleverly like Duke Nukem, Hoggish Greedly and Looten Plunder. Gaia, the spirit of the Earth sends five rings with powers of the elements to five chosen youth in the world. This show was a hit with children and provided a lot of messages especially that the responsibility of protecting the environment lies with each one of us. A few of the episodes also touched topics like drug abuse and HIV-Aids .
An action sports competition show where children from all parts of the world took part in teams of three representing their own respective countries. Every task given to them had the viewers sitting on the edge of their seats. The major driver of this show was to see which team could win the final task the ‘Super Aggro Crag’ which was an assortment of various obstacles tumbling down an incline.
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Legends of the Hidden Temple is an action-adventure game show for children. The show centres around a Temple that is filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. In this game six teams of two would take part to see which team was worthy enough to enter the temple filled with lost treasures to regain the lost treasure of the particular episode.
The ‘radical squadron’ as the tagline suggest was truly one of its kind. The theme, the animation and the storyline was way beyond its time. The legendary protagonist duo of T-bone and Razor had many kids mimicking their antics. The Turbo Kat, the duo’s jet their technology and their get out of trouble, gadgets were quite the rage. Not to forget the villains like Dark Kat, Doctor Viper and the Pastmaster.