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Kids (TV) these days

November 10th, 2008 by admin

Watching TV

I try to only show my boy good TV, so I have come up with a selection of watchable TV shows, for both Adults and kids.

1. Shaun the Sheep.
Brought to you by the Aardman team in the UK responsible for Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run, this is an awesome show. Each episode is funny, clever and both kids and adults love it.
Adult Score: 8/10
Kid Score: 7/10

2. George Shrinks
A Canadian production, this cartoon is all style. The animation, music, themes, are all a bit retro (in a good way), and it’s bursting with entertainment.
Adult Score: 7/10
Kid Score: 6/10

3. In the Night Garden
I thought the teletubbies were tripped out. The first time I saw this program I thought what drugs are they smoking. This is really designed for the kids. It’s only good for adults to see what creative minds can do. The production values are very high, it’s no small budget show, but not all that watchable for the adults, the young kids however, love it.
Adult Score: 5/10
Kid Score: 9/10

4. Pocoyo
Another quality European production, this time out of Spain. Colourful, entertaining and with good themes/messages, Pocoyo is a simple formula done well.
Adult Score: 7/10
Kid Score: 9/10

5. Yo Gabba Gabba
The only US based show to make my list is called Yo Gabba Gabba. No it’s not some hiphop dutch techno remix, it does feature a DJ as the main human character. This show is quite fresh, a little wacky like “In the Night Garden”, but watchable. Partly due to the occasional star guest, YGG has featured Tony Hawk, Biz Markie, Elija Wood and Mya.
Adult Score: 6/10
Kid Score: 8/10

5 Responses to “Kids (TV) these days”

  1. Michael Says:

    heya kula,
    did your son give the actual “kid score” himself? haha he sounds like a bright kid to me.
    i thought kids were into dora the explorer? maybe he’s a bit too old for that stuff?


  2. admin Says:

    haha, no the kid score is derived from complicated algorithm entailing how long it keeps him entertained, rate of laughs per minute, added with the total number of ooohs and aaaahs. Yeah, Dora is a bit boring I’ve found, for both of us.

  3. Kristy Says:

    You hit the nail on the head there. My 4yr old would pretty much agree with all those ratings and so do I

  4. papz Says:

    i like your algorithm. lol

  5. Carol - your wife Says:

    You did miss a major tv show that influences our son greatly – The wiggles! They are amazing, kids of all ages are entertained due to the amount of song, dance and fun. The characters are memorable and I am amazed at how young babies are instantly attracted to them. Its all the music, colour and pleasant voices. Not to mention the guitar with the buttons “fruit salad, yummy yummy”

    Adult rating: 6/10 (mainly because we watch it over and over and over again)
    Kid Rating: 9.5/10

    PS: I love Dora the explorer- But CJ will pick up on it when he gets a bit older I guess….

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