Today, in honor of the return of one of my favorite TV shows, I'm giving you a list of my favorite TV shows that are on right now. Now, unlike movies, music, and books, I've never been seriously into TV. It's more something to do when I'm bored than anything else. Part of that is because I'm uncomfortable with a lot of the content I see on TV--which is also is why you're going to now be confronted with a lot of kid TV!
(An updated version of this post is available here.)
Young Justice (TV-PG)
Young Justice is a Cartoon Network superhero series following six main characters, all teenage superheros. Some were sidekicks at one point; others have different origins. They come together to form a younger Justice Team working under the original Justice League.
The six original characters are Aqualad (Aquaman's sidekick and the team leader), Kid Flash (Flash's nephew), Robin (Batman's sidekick), Superboy (a clone of Superman designed to kill him but freed from mind control by the other team members), Martian Girl (Martian Manhunter's niece), and Artemis (once worked as Green Arrow's sidekick). The main conflict is with a group of secretive villains. At this point, halfway through season two, which just returned, the secret group has still not been revealed, but they have been plotting unceasingly to reach their goal.
Young Justice is a phenomenal show, first off, because it's a superhero show! It focuses on younger characters, which is easier for a young adult to relate to, and the conflict, the plot, and the relationships are very well-written and intriguing. This is probably my favorite show at the moment. Sadly, it's only on Saturday mornings, before I'm willing to get up...
House of Anubis (TV-G)
This is the first soap opera designed for children, and I think it's very well-done. House of Anubis, on Nickelodeon, follows eight teenagers at a British boarding school as they discover the secrets behind the school's ancient Egyptian past. It involves mythology and archaeology, which is part of why I like it so much. The main character is Nina, an American who comes into this particular house of the school, Anubis House, and falls into the big mystery of where one of the students has disappeared to.
The relationship drama, naturally, is insane, and it always ends on a cliffhanger, which both kills me and makes me watch more. I love all the characters, although my favorite, Eddie, doesn't come til Season Two, haha. You can actually watch all the episodes online at the Nick website.
This is another Nickelodeon show that follows a group of kids at a performing arts school. You probably can see the attraction for me: kids, performing arts, school. The main character is Tori Vega, who is the new kid and a talented singer. This show is humorous and interesting, with some good character relationship stuff going on. Plus, I enjoy the music. All of these actors have strong singing voices (although Avan Jogia, who plays Beck, is an aspiring actor in the show, not a musician). It's a nice, laidback kind of show.
Big Time Rush (TV-G)
Yeah, more Nickelodeon. Don't judge.
Big Time Rush follows four hockey players from Minnesota who become a boy band in Hollywood. There's lots of show biz, relationship, boyish stuff. It's really funny, actually. Their sound effects are amazing, and they're also good singers.
The four boys are, left to right in the picture, Carlos, Kendall, James, and Logan. Carlos is the sweet, awkward one, who has this random hockey helmet with him all the time. Kendall is the leader of the group. James is the hot guy and very aware of it in the show, although he's more funny than stuck-up. Logan is the brainiac.
I tend to browse mostly Disney, Nick, and TLC. I like Phineas and Ferb (TV-G), What Not to Wear (TV-PG), and Four Weddings. I'm also getting into Once Upon a Time (TV-PG) on ABC, except the college lack of a TV thing is messing that up too.
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