Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Feb 4, 2017 20:20:50 GMT
I particularly liked: Cartoon Network Nickelodeon Discovery Channel History Channel Fox Kids TV1 (sorta like an Australian version of TV Land. Just like TV Land it went down the toilet, even producing its own terrible original shows) TCM The Weather Channel FOX8 (I mainly watched it for the Simpsons and some other comedies) National Geographic Channel Australian Broadcasting Corporation
How about you? Which TV networks/channels did you most enjoy watching during the 1990s?
Disney Channel (So Weird, Imagineer That!, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Vault Disney, television movies, etc...) Nickelodeon (Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Clarissa Explains It All, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Nick at Nite, Doug, Rugrats, etc...) Fox Kids (Goosebumps) ABC (Beetlejuice) The WB (Buffy, Angel, Roswell) MTV (late '90s TRL) A&E (still had historical programming) The History Channel (ditto)
I didn't watch the WB shows until the early 2000s, though. I do have vague memories of Go Fish one night, probably in 1998! I would have been 10 when that aired. Fish monster in the cafeteria was something I stumbled on while channel surfing (it wasn't until 2003 that I saw a full episode and wasn't a fan until 2004). All the WB shows used the same actors, so watching Buffy, Angel, Roswell, Smallville, Charmed, etc... is crossover city. That channel really was an "era" and pretty much brought about the continuing wave of superhero/supernatural/fantasy genre shows aimed at young women (though not limited to).
I was a huge fan of Are You Afraid of the Dark? (my introduction to horror television!--the pool creature episode terrified itty-bitty me) and Goosebumps (I read all the books) as a '90s kid. And I really miss the old Disney Channel from before it turned into tween pop stars with horrid sitcoms. ::gasp:: It actually used to have some cool content like Imagineer That!, So Weird (which was like The X-Files for kids), Vault Disney (old reruns of the '50s Mickey Mouse Club and Zorro), the old Walt Disney specials and The Little Mermaid/Aladdin tie-in cartoons. Can you remotely imagine a legend like Thurl Ravenscroft being interviewed at the Haunted Mansion on today's channel? The marketing people would have heart attacks.
"If there is no great glorious end to all this, if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do." "Nothing in the world is the way it ought to be. It's harsh and cruel. But that's why there's us. Champions."
Nickelodeon Cartoon Network Disney MTV Vh-1 UPN The WB PBS Much Music ABC for TGIF and One Saturday Morning When ABC Family was known as FOX Family or The Family Channel. CBS for Saturday morning cartoons Fox Kids
Australian TV in the 90's, 6 free to air channels - including Channel 31.
I didn't have Pay TV and still don't.
Back then the worst performing Channel tended to get watched the most by me which was Ch 10. Hardly ever watched 9 which was the leader.
Also liked SBS for the nudie Euro films and Friday Nazi Sex night, if you don't recall for quite some time SBS would show a Nazi doco at 8:30pm on Friday night and then follow it up with some kind of doco on sex, usually something fetish or odd.
Loved the late night Nando's ads and other risque ads that wouldn't survive a second now.
Post by stefancrosscoe on Mar 14, 2018 13:18:48 GMT
MTV Fox Kids Nickelodeon Cartoon Network
And a lot of swedish television, as they usually seemed to have better coverage for Disney animated shows back when I was a kid, specially Disney hour but also a lot of others. Could of course be mistaken as it is such a long time ago, but I prefered to watch my cartoons in swedish than norwegian during the weekends.
For it is written: the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with her blood. And I saw her sent upon a hairy beast and she held forth a golden chalice full of the filthiness of fornications. And upon her forehead was written: "Behold I am the great mother of harlots and all abominations of the Earth."