I, too, was a child of the nineties. I started off on Fox Kids, mostly watching Batman and Power Rangers. I stopped watching Power Rangers when it shifted into Turbo, and when Batman moved to Kids WB I migrated there. It also introduced me to Animaniacs and Freakazoid, along with early Pokemon.
My absolute favorite time for cartoons, however, was 4 to 6 on Cartoon Network, where Toonami was in full force. I watched Reboot a lot, caught a few glimpses of The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest, and gorged on early Dragonball Z. The best part about the latter was that if I missed it the first time, I could always catch it again on a rerun. I also watched the Cartoon Cartoon Fridays frequently, with Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo, the Powerpuff Girls, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. And don't forget the Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry reruns.
The early 2000's weren't half bad, too. New DCAU in the form of Justice League. Old DCAU shows like Batman Beyond. Gundams of all shapes and sizes. New Cartoon Cartoons like Samurai Jack and Kids Next Door. And even new episodes of Dragonball Z after so many months of reruns. Still, something was happening to Cartoon Network. It was starting to change.
In the late 2000's I didn't tune in as much as I used to. Sure my brother would catch some Ben 10 and I'd watch some Transformers Animated, but for the most part there wasn't anything on that we didn't have on DVD or DVD-R. I did, however, check out Cartoon Network's online video service for some cartoons. I DVR'd some old Power Rangers, Gargoyles and Garfield, but for the most part I simply didn't have the spare time to catch up on my favorite cartoons.
The 2010's are looking pretty good, though. I haven't seen any of Cartoon Network's new shows, but I have been hearing good things about them. They are starting to look a bit like old Nick's style of humor, though. And with Nicktoons having Dragonball Z Kai on it, I tune in every now and then when the DVDs are unavailable. The best shows come from the Hub, with Batman Beyond, Transformers Prime, and even a My Little Pony cartoon that captures the spirit of both The Powerpuff Girls and the old Looney Tunes. Things are looking up.
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