Does Anyone Watch Younger TV Shows?

United States
July 22, 2008 4:21pm CST
Ok, sorry if that title was confusing--I didn't know how to phrase the question. LOL What I mean is, do you like shows that are made for younger people? I'm not just talking about Cartoons, even the disney channel shows, wb, the-n, shows for pre-teens and teens, etc.. Also, if you do watch these kinds of shows, do you watch them because you have kids? Ok, so growing up I rarely watched cartoons--I mostly watched the shows like Cheers, Roseanne, Full House and the rest of TGIF. LOL But anyway, these days I still love to watch all those shows, and a few other more "grown-up" shows. But I find myself really liking shows that are more geared to pre-teens and teens, like Degrassi, Instant Star, Lizzie McGuire(although this isn't on now and I was like 17 when I started watching it! LOL). And just recently I was watching a movie on Disney and I went ahead and left it on afterwards and watched The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, and I'll admit, I love the show! It's really funny, and cute and something I would have felt comfortable watching with my parents when I was younger. Another one I watched was Hannah Montana, I had watched that one a few times before, but now I'm really starting to enjoy it. I don't have kids, but if I did I would definitely let them watch shows like this, and I wouldn't worry about having to explain anything. haha Don't get me wrong, I like a few more adult-oriented shows, like Will & Grace, Grey's Anatomy, etc.. but really the only "current" show like that I watch is Grey's Anatomy, the rest of my shows are teen-oriented! Anyway, I just wanted to see if anyone else was like me, there are so many people I'd think there would be at least one! :) Oh yea, in case you are wondering, I am 25.
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6 responses
• United States
22 Jul 08
I'm twenty-two and I'm obsessed with the Disney channel. Yeah, I said it, lol. However, I don't tell the people around me, online people sure. How can anyone not like Raven or Hannah Montana? I miss Lizzie McGuire too. I was 15 when I first got the Disney Channel (back when you had to pay for it). And I also miss Even Stevens a lot. I've seen only one episode of Degrassi, but it didn't quite stick with me. So don't worry about watching stuff like this, lol. As long as the Disney channel exists I will be a viewer, lol.
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• United States
22 Jul 08
LOL oh cool! Well, I probably would tell people in real life, but they already know me and my young tastes in music, movies and tv! Oh! yea!! I watched Even Stevens as well, and my dad actually used to watch Lizzie McGuire with me, and he didn't have to since I had my own tv, but still sometimes he would have it on the living room tv. haha I am so glad to hear from someone close to my age who watches this stuff! Oh, I definitely don't worry about what people think about it, I like to watch whatever I want.. just wanted to see if anyone else liked to watch this stuff. I just found how much I liked Disney again the other night, I was watching Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen on Disney and I left it on after that went off, and watched some shows. LOL Then last night it was the Lizzie McGuire movie! I own both dvd's, but I love to watch them on tv too. haha Thank you for responding! :)
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• United States
23 Jul 08
No problem. I'm just glad to hear about more people close to my age enjoying this stuff, lol. You know I forgot that Hannah Montana was new on Sunday. I completely missed the episode. It will come on again. So what else do you like? We might have a lot in common.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
LOL yep! I don't plan on ever "growing up" as far as music, movies and tv goes! LOL It's just always been "me" to be young and like fun things and cute things. I mean, sure, I like some stuff adults like, but not a lot of stuff. OMG.. I was wondering when the new Hannah's were airing! I just started watching it daily a few days ago, so I gotta remember to catch it on Sunday! So I looked on i-tunes and the disney shows are SO expensive! I was in disbelief! I thought my season passes for Grey's Anatomy were expensive, but the disney shows are like twice as much! I would really like to get them though, so I can watch the shows anytime I want! Well, hmm.. you know what kinda shows like like, and the movies I like are usually about the same types, the last movie I saw in the theatre was Material Girls. Oh, I have found another Disney show I like! Wizards of Waverly Place.. LOL Also, I watched Raven for the first time I think last night, and that was really funny! It's so weird seeing her all grown up! It seems like just yesterday she was the little girl on the cosby show! As far as music, I like a lot of stuff, because it seems like now I'm at a place where I'm not ashamed to admit to liking stuff like I was when I was younger. I like pop, some country(was raised on it, and now I sing it. LOL),punk and metal, but my favorite music is usually pop-punk/screamo/emo. And my favorite bands are Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, The Used, and Mest.. although, I love so many bands, those are my top priorities when it comes to concerts, and I have met the first 3 of them! :) Basically I get into bands and singers easily if I really like what I hear! Oh, and since I got into Disney again, I've found an appreciation for the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, etc. hehe So yea, LOL it's like the older I get, the younger I get! hehe Oh man, I keep meaning to run by the Disney Channel site to see if there are new episodes coming up, but at least now I know about Hannah, I wanna check on Suite Life also. LOL Anyway, what else do you like? It sounds like we might have more in common, like you said.. It's just, I'd be here till next week if I listed it all. :D
@se7enthbird (8327)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
yes i watch children shows and i watch it because i have a two year old child. backyardigans, hi-5, pocoyo, michey mouse, barney name it i watch it with my child. i dont say that i like it but slowly i learned to appreciate what they are doing. it is not that easy to be in a children show. it looks like it is very tiring. if my child is sleeping it is the time for me and for my wife to watch shows that are appropriate for our ages.
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@philjas (1134)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Definitely, when you have children, you watch children's TV shows - the surprising thing is when you find yourself liking them! My son is now 10 so "we've" gone from the shows on Nick Jr to the teen oriented shows like Drake and Josh or the Disney channel sitcoms. And I really like Spongebob, I think it's hilarious and absolutely not just for kids! I will watch Spongebob all by myself, my son doesn't need to turn it on. For that matter, I watch Boomerang a lot, which has old cartoons from when I was a kid (I'm 42.) That's largely a nostalgia thing I guess.
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• United States
23 Jul 08
cool, LOL I was actually still watching Barney when I was in like 5th/6th grade. But that was really the only kiddie show besides flinstones and jetsons that I watched as a kid.
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• United States
22 Jul 08
I think I glance at them once in a while. I am 40 years old and a lot of shows are geared to people younger than me. I don't know if I would count those Fox Animated Sunday shows as being for young people as they humor in them is very adult oriented. I would say that they're geared to people in their late teens to early 20s. But, I usually don't watch TV shows geared to teens and I just can't relate in the slightest. I never had anything close to the issues that they've dealt with. When I was that age, I hung around with my cats and rode horses, I didn't have any of the drama they had, not even in the slightest.
• United States
22 Jul 08
Oh, I agree about the animated Fox shows, those are definitely more late teens-adult oriented. LOL I'm thinking what you said about the issues and drama they have hit on a lot of the reason I like the shows so much, because it hasn't been that long since I've been that age, and even now, most days I feel like I'm like 14. In most ways I'm younger than most people my age, in personality, interests and even the way I look. So I can definitely see what you are saying about relating to certain shows. Thank you for your response.
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@meggan79 (436)
• United States
24 Jul 08
I have a 9 year old so I have seen every episode of Hannah Montana (at least three times)! When I was away on business I even found myself watching the latest episode of it by myself. (To defend myself...it had Joey from Dancing with the stars on it...and he is hot) The latest must see is ICarley. I actually find that one to be one of the better ones. I find myself laughing at it sometimes before my daughter. When she isn't around I usually don't even bother watching tv.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
aww.. that's so cute! That's like my dad watching Lizzie McGuire with me, but I was more like 17 at the time. haha But it was cool, I think it's great because I could watch it without getting embarrassed like with some other shows. hehe Oh cool, I've seen a commercial for ICarly, but I haven't watched it yet, I actually just got back into Disney Channel last weekend! Before I mostly stuck with The-N, but I really like the variety this has given me, so I may have to branch out to the Nick shows next!
@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Yep I do.I am 28 years old and still like to watch Roseanne,Threes Company,etc.I like the older shows as well as the new.I also watch Hannah Montana,Thats so Raven,Suite life of Zack and Cody(every once in awhile),etc.I like watching also Law and Order Special Victims Unit when I get the chance.I also watch cartoon sometimes.I have little ones so cartoon are kind of the thing in this house.LOL.
• United States
24 Jul 08
Yep, I like the older sitcoms myself, I grew up on those! LOL I gotta admit, Zack and Cody is one of my favorites now! Just because it's so cute and funny.. and those boys remind me of how my kids would be, if I had any. LOL Also, I remember when Dylan and Cole were on a show as babies, it was called Grace under Fire, and I really liked that.. so it's so neat to see them still doing shows, kinda like the Olsen Twins, but they are boys. Ahh.. cool, yea, I watch SVU and CI occasionally, but my favorite "grown up" show is Grey's Anatomy, but since it's summer and no new shows on I'm kinda finding new stuff I like. :) Anyway, thank you for your response!
• United States
28 Jul 08
I am 20 years old. I LOVE Degrassi but i also watched it from the beginning at least the beginning of the next generation i DO have Degrassi junior high also! I love instant star and am up set it is over. I watch the n all the time. I was so excited when i found it was moving to their own station. I LOVE the Disney channel! HANNAH MONTANA IS MY FAVORITE!!!!!! I went to her concert! Then i saw it in theaters when it was in 3d and the concert was in 3d on the Disney Chanel Saturday night and i watched it! I love The Suit Life of Zach and Cody! I have the Lizzie McGuire movie, and episodes on tape. LOL so yes i do watch TV shows that are for "younger" children. I do like adult shows i usually watch Law and Order and House. But i love the TV shows for kids, tweens, and teens!