TV has always been a BIG part of my life. I wasn’t allowed out much as a teenager, you know what Asian parents are like ;-), so life at home was pretty much spent around the TV. Sky TV came along when I was 13 and I remember thinking it was the most AMAZING thing ever, all those songs had music videos (what??) and all those American shows – Sister Sister, Kenan and Kel, wrestling when it was called WWF, The X Files, oh my god I LOVED the X Files, and I HAD to watch Full House and Murphy Brown without fail on Thursday nights. I was obsessed with TV, dreaming up future episodes in my head, even talking with an American accent (so embarrassing!!!) I can’t believe how we used to watch TV on those ugly boxes with tiny square screens. Oh how TV has changed so much since then.
Fast forward twenty years, and am I am so grateful that we can watch TV on these beautiful, giant flat screens we all have now. And in HD too. And then you have 4k, like the Panasonic 4k TV, just so sleek and crisp. It’s like having a cinema at home. Kids are so lucky these days. And they have so much choice, with DVDs and not having the rewind video tapes, being able to pause TV with Sky Plus – Tyler is forever going ‘Can you pause it?’ while he nips to the loo. And then they can watch YouTube on smart TVs, which is what Tyler does to watch trains, buses, alphabet songs, Oddbods and so much more.
What children watch these days is so different to what we used to watch growing up, I thought I’d write what my family’s favourite childhood TV shows are. Gosh, imagine watching these shows on a 50 inch 4k TV!! Kids don’t know that hardship we went through with our little box TVs ;-P
Top 30 Favourite Childhood TV Shows Across the Years
Me and my husband:
2.The My Little Pony movie
3.Tom and Jerry
5.The Muppet Show
12.Home and Away
13.Top of the Pops
17.Saved By The Bell
24.The Minions Movie
26.Little Baby Bum and ChuChu TV nursery rhymes (YouTube)
27.Train and Bus videos (YouTube)
28.Blaze and the Monster Machines
She may only be 10 months old, but is already loves Peppa Pig and has even seen it at the cinema. There’s just something about that pig!
Do any of these shows ring a bell with you? What were your favourite TV shows from your childhood?
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Thank you, fellow TV fan! 😀
Oh some great picks! I used to LOVE saved by the bell!! xx
Hehe, that show – I’ve got the theme tune stuck in my head now! x
Brilliant picks! I used to LOVE Neighbours and Saved By The Bell, haven’t watched either in years though xx
I couldn’t miss an episode of Neighbours, I’d spend all day at school looking forward to it lol! x
I loved save by the bell when I was younger – Zack was the dream haha x
Haha, that Zack and his blonde locks, what a dreamboat! x
I loved Saved by the bell, and also loved watching top of the pops every friday night. My little one is such a big paw patrol fan and blaze fan too. lol
Hehe, Saved by the Bell is a popular one, and yes it was Friday nights wasn’t it, or was it Thursday. I do miss that show, better than music videos. Oh yes, your little one and my Tyler would get along! x
Daniel’s favourites are:
Octonauts (this is far and away his most watched one)
Ben & Holly
Thomas the Tank Engine & friends
Steve & Maggie (YouTube)
Robot trains (YouTube)
Tayo the little bus (YouTube)
Little baby bum nursery rhymes (YouTube)
Ruff ruff, tweet and Dave
My favorites as a young kid were:
I have fond memories of Neighbours too when i was a bit older. I can’t think why it was so addictive though.
Oh wow Daniel loves loads! So much on YouTube now right?! Love Tayo the bus (of course!) Oh my goodness, I forgot about Bagpuss, definitely one of my faves. Thank you for sharing! x
My trio love paw patrol and as annoying as us parents find that blooming pig, yes they love her too!
Haha, it is annoying for parents isn’t it?! Still it keeps them quiet! x
YESSSS to saved by the bell. I used to love that xxx
Haha, good memories, right?! x
What are our parents like! I loved all of the TV shows mentioned especially Kenan and Kel! Who loves orange soda? Hehe x
Kel loves orange soda! Hahahaha! xx
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I watched bugs bunny and tom and Jerry as well as a child. Also duck tales and so many others. I loved watching Disney movies.
Duck tales yes! I forgot about that! And all the Disney movies, we had everything on video! x
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Saved by the bell & Top of the Pops! Oh I used to love them! xxx
I miss top of the pops! x