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I’ve noticed a trend over the past few months, or you could say “years,” in the increase of 90’s and 2000’s programming re-runs returning to television. Like the rest of my generation, I’ve enjoyed being able to re-watch the television shows I grew up with.
The past few weeks, I’ve been watching re-runs of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on Nick at Nite. To be honest, I would be watching it right now if I wasn’t in the middle of this post. I still laugh at the jokes, and enjoy the same stories that I’ve already seen before. The show looks dated, but reminds me of the 90’s, when I was born and raised. It has a nice, simple, nostalgic feel to it that makes me feel at home.
The throwbacks haven’t stopped with Fresh Prince. Freeform has full seasons of Disney Channel throwbacks like Kim Possible and That’s So Raven. These were some of my favorite shows growing up, and watching them has been like seeing an old friend. Just last weekend, the internet exploded with joy when Disney Channel aired all of its Original Movies. My sister texted me with joy that she could re-watch The Even Stevens Movie.
I believe that these throwbacks have really clicked with my generation, the generation that is starting/graduating college and entering the adult world, because the world has changed so much since we were little. Gone are the simple days of the 90’s and 2000’s, which are reflected in Fresh Prince and That’s So Raven. The digital age has ushered in a new society that is much more fast-paced, stressful and technology reliant. Watching these shows have reminded me of the time I grew up, when being a normal girl with a Limited Too style attire who hung out with her friends after school without texting 24/7 was the norm (and yes, I still admire Lizzie McGuire).