What was your favourite Kids TV?
I was born in the 80's.
Around then we saw some great kids TV emerge, from thundercats to captain planet; I watched all of them! Especially when just home from school and before I went out to kick about with my friends.
Well, perhaps I'm a little biased there, haha. I'm sure childrens TV has always been good.
Nevertheless the 80's saw the rise of some classics like
Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds
Ah, the memories. I can remember screaming back home at 100 miles per hour to watch this one. This was one of my early favourites, and so much so that I used to have dreams about it. I always imagined I was dogtanian! Hah.
This one made a huge impression on me as I grew up. It's why I really became quite interested in the book it was based on: D'Artagnan and the Three muskateers, by Alexandre Dumas. It was something I learned as I grew older, but damn, it's such a good tale of valiance and honour. I miss those times a little.
"Sword of Omens, give me sight beyond sight"
Ah, man. What quality TV showing. I remember having a thundercats sword. Boy did I want to be Lion-o so badly.
Another TV showing in the 80's that lasted well into the 90's was Thundercats. It may come as no shock to any of you that this one is the most well loved of all the early stuff. I think they have tried to remake it, but it fell foul of the current puritan climate.
That being said it was quite the entertainment from kids. Had action, sadness, roadblocks, and winning. Another one I miss quite dearly! Maybe they might make another remake but I quite doubt it.
Dungeons and Dragons
Ah, back when TV was wholesome. The weird thing is that I've never even played a dungeons and dragons game before because when I was a kid that was only what nerds do,
And I wasn't a nerd, oh no, no way.
My wife and I think I'd have been happy playing this game though and it's why we're teaching our son to only care about what he wants rather than travelling the life of me in trying to please everyone under the sun.
If anyone I would have been the Cavalier, an eternal coward, but would always end up doing something majorly heroic at the end of the day that would save everyone. That's me, hah!
The Real Ghostbusters
You can see a theme forming here right? I very much liked the idea of being a hero as a child, and that even lends its ideas to ghostbusting! There's a lot of older age-group themes in the TV show, and perhaps it was meant for an older teenager audience but it didn't stop me watching it from when I was only in primary 1.
I remember watching the first episode at one of my friend's houses -- can remember that a cartoon version of one of the great movies we all had just seen was on cartoon too.
Weirdly Venkman was always my favourite - being the sarcastic asshole that he was, and I liked that about him. Sometimes I wish I could be a little more sarky haha.
But that's it for now. Do any of you have any favourites you would like to tell me about? Give me a shout in the comments.
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