Childhood shows and nostalgia

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  1. So, I happened to think about my favorite shows from my childhood and do know they influenced me greatly as a kid. I'm not talking about the shows that I thought were cool, but the ones you absolutely had to watch and still feel no shame for watching. *looks at some of the shows I used to watch and cringe about now* Yeah...

    My true enjoyments were MacGuyver and Charmed, and to a lesser degree Scooby-Doo. MacGuyver was the really clever hero that could solve problems with a pocket knife and wits, I admired that and was eager to be in time to watch it when I came home from school. In Charmed there was a cast of widely different characters, both good and bad, that grew over time. Following their growth was, and still is, something I love. Scooby-Doo is just charmingly cute.

    So, I'm a little curious, what kinda shows have you guys watched and can still watch? How did they affect you?
  2. Digimon.

    Every time I hear a Digimon digivolving, I get goosebumps. I have no idea why.
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  3. Cardcaptor Sakura, Doraemon, and Sailor Moon! Also, Power Rangers!

    They all filled my childhood with...

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  4. Saint Seiya, DBZ, PMan, Doraemon, Digimon, and Pokemon season 1. Yeah mostly anime, as for cartoon, Martin mystery and teen titan
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    Digimon was probably the first and one of the only shows that I watched because I actually really enjoyed it, as opposed to just watching stuff because it was on and without really questioning whether or not it was good (which, I mean, all kids do that).

    Digimon Tamers (season 3) in particular was what really got me, and I still love that show to pieces. A lot of the other seasons can admittedly be a little cheesy, looking back on them, but they're still fun to watch for nostalgia's sake. Tamers, though -- man, that shit was dark. "Scary Jeri" was and probably always will be the most terrifying thing I have ever seen in a kids' show. And, aside from a bit of quirky dub dialogue and at times visibly budgeted animation, there isn't much that really stands out to me to dislike about it as an adult.

    I own the entire series on DVD.

  6. Also Digimon, Pokemon, Thundercats, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Rocket Power and many more I can't think of right now.
  7. Tamers was great.

    I started with the Season 1. But I really loved all of it. Even the new ones (although kinda eh a lot of the time) still have some
    interesting values and concepts to them.
  8. I haven't really rewatched shows from my childhood, mainly because lack of availability and fear of destroying nostalgia by discovering youngling I had awful taste.

    That said, I caught the first season of Beast Wars on Netflix last year and was actually really impressed with how watchable it still is.
  9. Speaking of MacGuyver...

    Startgate: SG1

    I loved every bit of it.
  10. When I was a wee lad, MTV didn't suck. It wasn't full of nonsense shows, just music videos. When it came to Saturday mornings, you'd more likely find me dancing around the living room to "Walk This Way" or "Rock The Casbah" instead of watching cartoons.

    It did influence me, too, and not only in the sense where I really love music. For a time, I wanted to be a producer. Even now, I wouldn't say no if the opportunity to learn about production presented itself.
  11. Pokémon, Scooby Doo, Josie and the Pussycats(lolneveragain), the Smurfs, the Snorks(I don't actually recall if that's the correct name hnggg), Hong Kong Fuey..
    ..and a bunch of other stuff that I don't actually recall. :D


    1. TailSpin
    2. Doug
    3. Darkwing Duck
    4. Rugrats
    5. Batman The Animated Series
    6. Animaniacs
    7. Swat Kats
    8. 2 Stupid Dogs
    9. Rocko's Modern Life
    10. Gargoyles
    11. Pinky and the Brain
    12. Freakazoid!
    13. Cow and Chicken
    14. Dexter's Labratory
    15. Hey Arnold
    16. Arthur
    17. The Angry Beavers
    18. Johnny Brovo
    19. The Power Puff Girls
    20. Courage the Cowardly Dog
    21. Ed, Edd, and Eddy
    22. Spongebob Squarepants
    23. Batman Beyond
    24. Rocket Power
    25. Recess
    26. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    27. Duck Tales
    28. Johnny Quest
    29. Totally Spies
    30. The Proud Family
    31. Kim Possible
    32. Like ALL the Scooby Doo series
    33. Tom and Jerry
    34. Dragon Tales
    35. Looney Tunes
    36. The Magic School Bus
    37. The Yogi Bear Show
    38. Blues Clues
    39. Sabrina the Teenage Witch
    40. Invader Zim
    41. Clifford the big red dog
    42. Rolie polie olie
    43. Martin Mystery
    44. Generator Rex
    45. Jimmy Neutron
    46. Fairly Odd Parents
    47. Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends
    48. The Adventures of Flapjack
    49. Chowder
    50. Teen titans
    51. American Dragon Jake Long
    52. Danny Phantom
    53. My Life As A Teenage Robot
    54. Code Name Kids Next Door

    1. Cowboy Bebop
    2. Inuyasha
    3. Beyblade
    4. Digimon
    5. Pokemon
    6. Sailor Moon
    7. Full Metal Alchemist
    8. Yu-gi-oh!
    9. Bobobo bo bobobo
    10. Anything else that was on toonami
    11. Oraun
    12. Hetalia
    Live Action/Other
    2. Degrassi​
    3. Ted's Classified School Survival Guide​
    4. Suit Life of Zack and Cody​
    5. The Adams Family​
    6. Power Rangers​
    7. Sabrina the teenage witch live action​
    8. Everybody Loves Raymond​
    9. BILL NYE THE FREAKING SCIENCE GUY (Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! *chants like any cultist would*)​
    10. The Nanny​
    11. Malcom in the Middle​
    12. Teletubies​
    13. Bear in the Big Blue House​
    14. Barney​
    15. Blues Clues​
    16. ZOOBOMAFOO!​
    17. The Wiggles (Fruit salad! Yummy yummy~)​
    18. The Crocodile Hunter​
    19. Twilight Zone​
    20. Wizards of Waverly Place​
    21. Hannah Montana​
    22. Two and a Half Men​
    23. Even Stevens​
    24. Ghost Whisperer​
    25. Fresh Prince​

    1. Balto​
    2. Alvin and the chipmunks (animated 2D)​
    3. Like every Disney Movie ever.​
    4. Spy Kids​
    5. Inspector Gadget​
    6. Barbie Movies​
    7. Mean Girls​
    8. White Chicks​
    9. Sydney White​
    10. Ella Enchanted​
    11. The Princess Diaries​
    12. Bring it on​
    13. Tim Burton Films​
    14. Bride Wars​
    15. Charlie's Angels​
    16. Home Alone​
    17. Freaky Friday​
    18. Star Wars​

    And that's all I can remember off the top of my head >.>

    Now these are all shows that I used to watch. I have not gotten around to rewatching them to see if they are still good, except for a few. I recently watched Yu-gi-oh! which wasn't that bad, so I can still watch it. Pokemon isn't that bad either, however when I watched Digimon I couldn't get passed the first three episodes because how terribad the dialogue was. I still love everything disney. Ghost Whisperer is still pretty great. I tried rewatching sailormoon, but the site I was using had the episodes all messed up. I know I loved Invader Zim growing up, but these days it makes me cringe. Though I would say it is definitely better than happy tree friends which I can't even watch with how awful the content is (I didn't enjoy watching the gorey deaths of adorable woodland creatures and I question the sanity of anyone who enjoys that show).

    I enjoy watching scooby-doo rereuns and spongebob reruns.
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  13. OH YEAH. I have also rewatched the Justice League like four times now. xD
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  15. Dude I want them to make a Kim Possible reboot so bad and the new star is Kim and Ron's daughter that way my siblings can like it, then I can be all like "YOU THINK THIS IS GOOD HERE IS THE ORIGINAL SERIES!" *dumps kim possible and all my old shows on them*
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    Though, they actually continued IZ via a new comic series. :D
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  17. I didn't know IZ was continued via comic series. I must find this over the interwebs. * _ *
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  18. Yeah. :0

    I believe it's released by Oni Press, and I'm not sure if any issues have been released quite yet.. Except maybe the first one. Haven't had the chance to check that out further yet.
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  20. My friend, you had excellent taste;

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