Then and Now…

I’ve been thinking about the time I grew up in and how things are different now and I got to thinking… the cartoons and programming I grew up with were really, really great in terms of storyline and morals, etc. (obviously not all of them).  But a list would make my point better…

  • He-man
  • Thundercats
  • Bravestar
  • Sabre Rider and the Star Sheriffs
  • Bionic Six

I’m sure there were more but anyway, the point is these shows had content which meant something greater than the current bullshit cartoons we have on air.  I’m worried about what this generation of kids will create.  My generation have developed the recent swathe of brilliant television series (not day-time TV, that’s been shit forever)… I’m talking about Breaking Bad, The Wire, House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire… pick your favourite TV show today and it was somewhere within a 5 years of our generation.

What will this generation bring us?  They’ve been growing up on Teletubbies, Power Rangers, Pokemon (has some merit), Whatever’s on Cartoon Network… fucking spongebob.

Then again, maybe I’m being too harsh.

One thought on “Then and Now…

  1. Dreamlife

    Can’t say I’ve watched much of the cartoons nowadays, so I’m not really qualified to comment.

    We have some old VHS tapes of stuff from the 80s, and my daughter loves that stuff – as do we, since they are so much more innocent than today’s world.

    I think the general trend in the world is a decline in moral standards, so obviously that’s going to feed into the cartoons of today and the future.

    Unless you really look for specialist stuff with good morals, I don’t know if you’re likely to find anything worthwhile. In the Islamic realm, for younger kids, there’s stuff like Zaky (by Australia’s OneIslam productions) and The Misri Bunch (UK).

    For older kids, I’ve seen an episode of “The 99″ (http://www.the99.org/) – which is an interesting Islamic twist on superheroes.

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