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TV Shows I Grew Up Watching

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People who added this item 1506 Average listal rating (1216 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Animaniacs (1993)
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People who added this item 763 Average listal rating (655 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
I just love that show for its dark and surreal humor and nightmare fuel. There's even some episodes that could even frighten young children (in a good way). It's one of these shows were it not only entertains and challenges younger audience at the same time, but also doesn't treat them like idiots or fools.
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People who added this item 1981 Average listal rating (1568 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Only for the first three seasons. I stopped watching it shortly before Season 4 ended when I realized the show is no longer as good as it used to be. That's when the show started to rely more on gross-out and shock humor, and as well as the characters suffering massive flanderization. I am glad that I gave up on it a very long time ago because it got even worse from there.
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The main character isn't interesting. Most of the show's writing are weak. It heavily relies too much on lazily done pop culture references.
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People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 3.6 IMDB Rating 3.5
Just why the hell did I still watch it until when I was eight years old, as opposed to five?
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I'm really not a big fan of this show. It's mostly due to Dee Dee being annoying and not giving Dexter any personal space or privacy. They do sometimes get along and can be cooperative. But that happens occasionally from what I remember. The logic, writing-wise, don't always make a lot of sense, either. I also don't like the fact that Dexter is always the butt monkey or a lot of times ends up getting the axe. He can sometimes be real delusional, despite being a boy genius. The parents, mostly the Dad, can be real dumb and oblivious at times. But at other times, they can be good, funny, or normal.

I honestly watched very little of the post-Tartakovksy seasons, as I've already had enough of the show at the time. And that's when the series jumped the shark, from what I heard.

I used to be very negative about the show. But when I looked up the episodes of the first two seasons and looking back at it from my memory, they weren't as bad as I remembered it. Yeah, Dee Dee was annoying and some of the endings were just stupid. But there were some episodes that I do like. It's mostly the ones where Dexter and Dee Dee cooperate with each other and as well as spend time with their parents.

As of yet, I haven't checked out the banned episode, "Rude Removal", which turned out to be one of the series' best episodes by the fans. I'll probably check it out when the mood strikes me.
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People who added this item 1384 Average listal rating (1074 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Rugrats (1990)
My review here:

http://www.listal.com/viewentry/6379152

But be warned, though; it is a negative review. Yes, I do find that show overrated. I am very sorry for those of you who liked it.
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People who added this item 297 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7
Yu-Gi-Oh! (2000)
This is one show that I regret watching. One of the reasons why I watched was because of its rising popularity. And the trading cards were fun to collect, but they are a big waste of hard-earned money. Well, curiosity killed the cat.

Anyways, the 4Kids voice dubbing was subpar and some are even grating *cough* Joey Wheeler *cough*. The dialogue and writing are childish and uninspired. And the edits and censorship are just unsubtle, illogical, and questionable; some are even just plain stupid and unnecessary. In regards to both the 4Kids and Japanese versions, there are filler story arcs/seasons that has little to no connection to the main story, and they're just a waste of time. Unlike Pokémon, which is for children, this show is mostly for teenagers due to violence, including references of death and killing, and sexuality. That explains why the term "Shadow Realm" is used too often, and also death being replaced with softer tones such as being kidnapped (it's like ransom doesn't even exist).

About 4Kids, they are one of the worst companies to come in existence and a disgrace to anime fans. It would have been in better hands if it went to FUNimation. That's what really should have happened to begin with. At least the censorship will be minimal and the uncut versions would have been available on DVD. They also show more respect for their consumers than 4Kids. After 20 years in the television industry (1992-2012), 4Kids is now called 4Licensing Corporation. So that means they are finished and can no longer whitewash and sugarcoat anime. Good riddance.
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004)
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Other Shows I Remember Watching

People who added this item 227 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
I didn't find the sketches worth to write home about, save for a few like Blockblister and Mr. Old Man.
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People who added this item 735 Average listal rating (621 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
I thought the show was hit and miss, mostly due to its tired and forced plot/writing routine for some of the episodes, and its inconsistent continuity throughout the series. I also didn't have much fond memories of it compared to SpongeBob. I stopped watching it, like, around season 5. But it was season 6 that the show really jumped the shark, according to most fans. The show really should have ended with "Channel Chasers". That would have been the appropriate series finale for it.
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People who added this item 878 Average listal rating (706 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Hey Arnold! (1994)
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I mostly watched the first two seasons. It does have an interesting idea and some wacky characters. But I would have preferred the show if it was animated. I mean, there's some cartoon gimmicks, and some of the FX and props look cheap. Unless if it's done right (i.e. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), cartoon antics in live-action movies and shows don't always mix well.
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People who added this item 1195 Average listal rating (866 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Pokémon (1997)
It's mostly the Kanto Region and some of the Orange Islands episodes that I remember watching the most. Even though it was formally dubbed by 4Kids, the voice acting and the censorship editing aren't as bad compared to the later shows they dubbed.
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People who added this item 1408 Average listal rating (1121 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
I only remember watching the first three seasons. And for some reason, I stopped watching at the beginning of Season 4. I think around that time, I was more into shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents.
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People who added this item 807 Average listal rating (640 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
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Shows I Barely Remembered or Didn't Care For

People who added this item 226 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
All That (1994)
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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Batman (2004)
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People who added this item 512 Average listal rating (367 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Beetlejuice (1989)
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People who added this item 591 Average listal rating (469 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
CatDog (1998)
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People who added this item 887 Average listal rating (647 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 179 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Danny Phantom (2004)
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People who added this item 1010 Average listal rating (788 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Doug (1991)
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People who added this item 659 Average listal rating (557 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Figure It Out (1997)
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People who added this item 1774 Average listal rating (1366 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1112 Average listal rating (848 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 108 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 483 Average listal rating (374 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Muppet Babies (1984)
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People who added this item 918 Average listal rating (762 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 308 Average listal rating (275 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Rocket Power (1999)
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People who added this item 660 Average listal rating (546 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1291 Average listal rating (982 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 383 Average listal rating (283 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
TaleSpin (1990)
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People who added this item 315 Average listal rating (258 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
Zoey 101 (2005)
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Wish I Could Have Watched More or Remember

People who added this item 396 Average listal rating (294 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 549 Average listal rating (413 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Darkwing Duck (1991)
I liked watching it as a kid. But for some strange reason, I was more into the shows on Nickelodeon. Man, what was wrong with me back then?
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People who added this item 1002 Average listal rating (768 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Dinosaurs (1991)
One of those shows that has a catchy instrumental theme song.
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People who added this item 1137 Average listal rating (874 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
DuckTales (1987)
Ducktales woo-hoo! That's all I have to say.
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Early Childhood Shows

People who added this item 187 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Blue's Clues (1996)
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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 795 Average listal rating (588 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Sesame Street (1969)
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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
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