Friday, July 29, 2011

The 90's Are All That

Nickelodeon is running a new programming block called The 90's Are All That, in which they air old TV shows from the 1990's.  Pretty much everyone I know is really pumped for this.  Why?

  1. We love those old 90's shows.
  2. We cannot remember anything about them.

Jeddy and I had a conversation recently about Salute Your Shorts, a summer camp show.  It turned out that we could only name three characters on the show.  So now that the show is on the air again, we can get all caught up on our favorite characters who we may or may not remember at all.

The show I'm most excited for is our family's favorite, The Secret World of Alex Mack.  Alex is a teenager with cool superpowers, and she has the fashion sense of a homeless man.  My dad has the exact same fashion sense, which is why he liked the show so much.  For the first time even, he could brag that he was dressing like the people on TV.

Alex Mack had cool special effects, as I recall, but I'm pretty sure that they won't look so good anymore, in today's computer-generated special effects world.  If I recall correctly, Alex's superpowers involved turning into water and glowing.

In summary, I am super-pumped for The 90's Are All That.  Three hours of 90's shows, every weekday night?  Great!

...Now for the bad news.  The shows are not going to air on Nickelodeon.  They are going to air on Teen Nick, one of the random extra Nickelodeon channels.  And you have to pay extra for that channel.  Actually, I'm pretty sure you can't just purchase that channel alone; they force you to buy thirty or so other special channels, by only selling them as a group.

So...no 90's shows for me.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem. I don't want to/can't afford to add TeenNick to my cable plan.
BUT
I have found that the 90s are All That website is putting up all the episodes they've already aired for people to watch.
http://90sareallthat.teennick.com/
Enjoy!
~Emily

Sammy said...

Hmmm... I dont really remember the 90's apart from spice girls, neon leggings and oversize jackets. I was born in '94, so i was more of a noughties kid when it came to kids tv shows.

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Anonymous said...

90's shows for life! I love them so much. I'm so glad I grew up in the 90's.

Anonymous said...

I love the 90's shows I grew up in the 90's shows, I miss the shows!but it sucks that they're showing it on teen nick ,and not nick. I don't get teen nick. Which I kinda feel bad they're showing it on teen nick , and not nick totally sucks for me!

Anonymous said...

Well I was born in 95' area and I totally miss the shows,this is same person who posted this comment before this one.

Mika said...

Darn! I missed out on everything!
I was born in 1999.