View Full Version : TV culture drought is child abuse - Hazelhurst
14th November 2007, 08:26 PM
Good onya Noni, I miss her and its so true when everything kids see these days are overstimulated with fatous crap.
14th November 2007, 09:29 PM
Remember the kangaroo creek gang,shirl's neighborhood with claude the crow or alexander bunyip?
These were australian cultural icons giving our kids a sence of national identity.
Lets get em back
14th November 2007, 09:47 PM
Alexander Bunyip, we all think he's great!
14th November 2007, 11:01 PM
I think generally there used to be a hell of a lot more kids shows. And not crap ones but ones that instilled morals and values (eg captain planet, and all the superhero ones). Tv has lots its children focus and has defiantly moved on to the aging population. Eg when i was growing up 7 used to have Agro's Cartoon connection now its sunrise. Now i admit i am guilty of watching sunrise and even enjoying it. But I do feel for the kids of the future.
14th November 2007, 11:06 PM
I've learnt heaps from TV when I was growing up (looting and polluting is not the way!).
I'd hate to think what kids are absorbing these days.
14th November 2007, 11:09 PM
I remember how in Sunday school they told us not to watch Captain Planet as it was all a part of the god hating global warming swindle...showed me the light
14th November 2007, 11:27 PM
I blame the Americans for most part. They cater to the lowest common denominator in the name of network syndication; trying not to offend the square state red necks with even a suggestion of any content to challenge or inspire any kind of thinking. Then they use every trick in the book to flood our markets with the hand-me-down candy floss productions at dirt cheap prices.
I seriously doubt enforcing open market principals on arts and media sectors is a very good idea in a world dominated by U.S, with their economic domination with overt arrogance; China, with their deaf and blind giant mentality rumbling along and with Europeans, squabbling like a group of toddlers with very little coordination.
There is hope though. Lately the Brits have started creating some very good productions after a long hiatus. And with john howard out of the way (either from retirement or defeat) I think there’ll be more investment and incentives to produce more local material.
15th November 2007, 12:56 PM
I miss Sesame Street when it wasn't just The Elmo Show!
16th November 2007, 07:18 PM
omgsh! david l.. the natalie portman rap! woo!
16th November 2007, 07:25 PM
CAPTAIN PLANET!!!! Wooo... have you seen the quality of morning kids shows though..its all about 8yrs olds falling in love, having boyfriends..like wtf? what happened to just being a kid and being happy? like trips to the playground isn't good enough anymore?
We definitely need those shows that instill morals..my fave would have to be Sailor Moon...a many a things I learnt from there: the power of friendship, the power of self believe, peace..lala ok!
Definitely need shows that tell kids about the diversity of people.
We totally need Art Attack back!
16th November 2007, 08:09 PM
ART ATTACK KICKED ASS!! :D
I also liked sailor moon but yeah the kids tv shows suck nowdays ... there are a couple of good ones but most are idiotic and useless.
16th November 2007, 08:47 PM
Did you guys have Button Moon??? Best show EVER with Mr & Mrs Spoon??
yeah shows now are all about stuff, back then our's were just about being kids
17th November 2007, 07:12 PM
totally true.. it was all just about being kids. nothing wrong with that, so many of us wish for that youthful, blissful existence?
21st November 2007, 02:28 PM
i want DR SNUGGLES back on tv!
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