- 29 Jun 2012
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Just sat down, forced to watch CBeebies and then assorted teen trash like Wizards Of Waverley, Hannah Montanna etc, and it got me thinking. Todays childrens tv is shit. Obviously this doesnt include Dr Who, but then the appeal is universal so one could argue its not a childrens program per se.
I started to remember all the gems I used to watch; Battle Of The Planets, Monkey, The Water Margin, Planet Of The Apes tv series, Batman (the tv series with Adam West), The Adventure Game. Then of course in the cinema you had Flash Gordon, Star Wars, Dirty Harry, The Long Good Friday, any cowboy film with Clint Eastwood etc etc (my parents were very liberal minded). Even the latter years my younger brother was spoilt with He-Man, Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors, Transformers, The Crystal Maze, more Star Wars films etc. But now. Now theres nothing but crap. I know Im an adult and its not made for me anymore, but even my parents could see the appeal of the stuff I liked when I was younger. But the stuff being churned out now is just awful. And not just the girls stuff; I'd hate to be a boy right now. Sure you've got gaming consoles, the net, iCrap etc, but you've also got bugger all worth watching on tv for you anymore.
Children of the world I weep for you. And theyre real tears too, as my tv is currently showing iCarly