Monday, 22 August 2011

Teen TV

The Jellyfish watches a load of pap; Foreign Exchange, Majority Rules, iCarly etc so I decided to show her what I used to watch (and could get my hands on).

At the weekend we started watching The Secret World of Alex Mack. The Jellyfish loves it and actually, it isn't so different to the 'pap' she watches. And the special effects are awful. The credits really took me back to my youth and got me thinking about the tv shows I used to watch as a teenager, usually the ones that were shown on Channel 4 on weekday mornings of the holidays.

There was Alex Mack, as already mentioned, which told the story of (guess who) Alex Mack. One day she is walking home from school when a truck spills a chemical on her and leaves her with special powers. Alex can now zap stuff with electricity, move things with her eyes (a la Matilda) and morph into water. Cool, you may think, but the people who spilled the chemical want to find her and turn her into a lab rat.

And what about Saved by the Bell with Zack and the gang causing mischief? There was not only the tv series but the film Saved by the Bell: Hawaiin Style and then the gang grew up and gave us Saved by the Bell The College Years, which I am sad to say, was pure pap.

Similar to Saved by the Bell was California Dreams, which told the story of another gang of high school kids. This time the gang formed a band. And got into mischief.

Ahh, Sister Sister. I would love to introduce this to The Jellyfish.

Identical twins Tia and Tamera were adopted at birth by two different parents and meet by chance at the mall. The two families merge and we are treated to all sorts of escapades.

Another one I will be subjecting The Jellyfish to is Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I think she'll love it though because, let's face it, what's not to love? She's a teenager and she's a witch. Plus, there is a talking cat. It doesn't get any better.

What tv shows did you watch as a teen?

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