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Television Shows I Used To Watch As A Kid! - Shreya Sachdev

Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a great day! In today's blog post, I wanted to talk about the different television shows I used to watch as a kid. I was talking to some of my friends and we were discussing the television shows we all used to watch when we were younger and I realized that we had all watched many that were common between us but also some that weren't and some that the other person hadn't even heard of. I think many teenagers nowadays enjoy talking about which television shows they used to watch when they were younger because it makes them remember a time when life wasn’t so difficult and there wasn’t so much stress relating to high school, studies, and overall peer pressure. I thought that it would be interesting for me to share which television shows I used to watch as a kid and which shows I enjoyed watching the most. If any of you also watched the same television shows as me when you were a child, then make sure to let me know! Let's get started. 

Firstly, when I was really young, around seven to eight years old, I was obsessed with watching the shows Strawberry Shortcake and Timothy Goes To School every single day after school. I remember that those shows would play after each other as soon as I got home from school, so watching those two shows would be my daily routine. During school, I always looked forward to going back home and watching those two shows and it’s honestly what got me through school everyday. There was always a new episode that would play each day and I loved every single episode that I watched. I’m not sure why I enjoyed those shows so much, but I think that because Strawberry Shortcake revolves around the story of a friendship between five to six girls and the lessons they learn when interacting with each other, I was drawn to it since I perhaps felt I could relate to some of those scenarios since it was all about friendship. Likewise, Timothy Goes To School was about a boy named Timothy who, as the title implies, goes to school and has many adventures with his friends. This show also discusses the lessons he learns on the way and as a kid I found it to be very enjoyable.

Another show that I absolutely loved to watch when I was younger was the show called Berenstain Bears. I think I became addicted to the show because I had started off with reading the books and really loving them, so when I found out that there was a television show with the exact same characters and the exact same stories, I was so excited and began watching this show nonstop. I think I liked Berenstain Bears so much because the show revolved around the story of a family that consisted of a mother, father, brother, and younger sister. Therefore, I remember that in some ways I felt connected to the show because in my family, along with my parents, I also have an older brother. In the show, the brother and the sister are very close and in my own life I’ve always been close to my brother which is why I enjoyed watching that show so much. I think you could say the same for the show Peppa Pig. In Peppa Pig, I remember that there was also a family of four: The father, mother, sister, and brother. Even though the brother was younger than the sister, I still felt as if I could relate to the family since I also have a family of four. Other shows that I enjoyed watching were Max & Ruby, Lazy Town, Recess, Horrid Henry, Holly Hobby, Horseland, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Corduroy, Sabrina, and Lola & Virginia. I suppose I’ve been a TV addict for a while now!

When I reached nine to ten years old, my favorite shows to watch were the Suite Life of Zack and Cody/Suite Life On Deck, Shake It Up, Good Luck Charlie, iCarly, and Victorious. These shows were extremely popular and I was definitely obsessed with them. I remember that for my eleventh birthday, I actually convinced my parents to take a family holiday to Los Angeles, California so that we could visit the iCarly and Victorious Nickelodeon studios for my birthday. I remember that even though I wasn’t allowed to actually go inside the studio, it was still an amazing experience because I got to see Jennette McCurdy (Sam on iCarly) from outside of the studio. At that time, I was obsessed with Miranda Cosgrove so before I went to LA, I made sure to note down all of her favorite places in LA and so when I actually got there I could visit all of them and hopefully even bump into her. I’ve been to many places around the world but I can honestly say that this holiday, despite how young I was, was definitely one of my favorites. As for the content of the shows themselves, I think the reason as to why these shows appealed so much to younger audiences was because children would look up to the teenage lifestyles that these shows were portraying and children were fascinated by them. I, just like any child, always wondered what it was like to be a teenager and therefore was obsessed with watching shows that presented that kind of lifestyle. And of course, these shows were also hilarious and extremely entertaining to watch.

There we go! Those are a couple of shows I used to watch as a kid. Honestly, I probably watched at least thirty more shows growing up but the ones that I listed above are the ones that I remember the most and are closest to my heart. I was never a big fan of Dora The Explorer, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Sony With A Chance, Jessie, or Wizards of Waverly Place, which I know are extremely popular shows. I suppose everyone has different tastes in television shows even when they’re young. Like I said above, I think a lot of teenagers like to think about the television shows that they used to watch as children because it makes them feel nostalgic and remember a time in which they didn’t have many responsibilities and were free to do what they wanted. Make sure to let me know which television shows you guys used to watch as children because I want to see whether or not any of ours are similar!

Shreya Sachdev