This post is brought to you by the frustration I got when I sat with my young cousins to watch TV.
On one fine day, I decided to watch TV with my young cousins and it was all sorts of misery for me. Their shows made me cringe to the core and I ended up comparing them with the shows that we used to watch as kids. Here are few of the kids shows comparison and why ours were better than theirs:
KHICHDI & BAA, BAHU AUR BABY vs TARAK MEHTA KA ULTA CHASHMA
Everyone from our age group must have watched Khichdi or Baa bahu aur baby at some point. Although, all these series are of the Gujrati descent but even then Tarak Mehta ka Ulta Chashma comes nowhere near the former two kids shows. The randomness of Hansa, Parafool and Babu jee, or the innocence of Gattu is no match for Jethalal or Daya. Well, maybe few of the episodes were funny of Tarak Mehta but still its a no match. I simply refuse to admit it.
SON PARI vs BAAL VEER
Baal Veer is the Son Pari version of fairies for younger generation. There are a lot of similarities like the presence of ‘Paristan’ and different fairies for different purposes, and the evil witches who are always trying to hurt the kids in some way possible. Come to think of it, Son Pari was pretty stupid too but as kids we used to love it.
P.s: (Kids today will never understand the importance of “Ainak wala Jin” in our lives. It is not compared here because this show does not deserve to be critically judged and analyzed, rather we all should just cherish and love it in our hearts secretly forever.)
SSSHHHH, KOI HAI vs CHOTA BHEEM
I’m not referring to the scarier version of Shh, Koi Hai here, rather I’m talking about the Vikraal, Captain and Bijli version of it. The original theme of the show was really scary for us as kids and to be very honest the title track of Shh Koi Hai still gives me goosebumps, but the alternate version where they introduced Vikraal as a ghost hunter was pretty cool in our childhood. Bheem relates to it in the sense that he also has a useless team to fight the bad guys, but Bheem can never be as cool as Vikraal. Period.
Some other Star Plus kids shows of the similar sort were ‘Karma’ and ‘Hatim’ which seemed pretty legit too in our childhood. Attached below is nostalgia for us 90’s kids:
Kids today can never handle this kinda theme song. Nope. Never.
COURAGE, SCOOBY DOO, DEXTER & MANY MORE vs DORAEMON & HAGEMARU
Hagemaru and Doraemon are the most annoying in the list. I never really understand these both cartoons in the first place because they irritate the hell out of me. On the other hand, we have our favorite ‘cartoon network’ cartoons that we used to binge watch as kids like Courage the cowardly dog, Powerpuff girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Scooby Dooby Doo and many more.
Thank you for keeping up with my frustration and the frustration of many more who have young kids in their families watching these senseless shows.