7 Reasons TV was better in the 90s

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If you grew up in the 90s, you probably spent your free time watching your favorite TV characters grace your screen from week to week. The truth is, TV was way better back then; and by better, I’m talking good, quality programming.

We loved 90s TV because our favorite shows made it cool to keep it real. The tasteful humor and meaningful messages left families sitting in front of their entertainment systems for hours at a time. Here are 7 throw-back classics that’ll make you miss the 90s Television Era:

 

1. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 – 1996)

In perhaps the most popular 90s sitcom to date, young Will Smith moves from the streets of Philadelphia to live in a Bel-Air mansion with his wealthy Aunt & Uncle. The smooth talking and even smoother dressing young man was known for being true to himself and encouraging everyone around him to do the same.

 

2. Sister Sister (1994 – 1999)

Tia and Tamera Mowry played the roles of Tia Landry & Tamera Campbell, the only twins to ever be separated at birth, adopted into separate families and meet randomly at a mall 14 years later.  No matter what petty differences the twins encountered along the way, each episode ultimately  encouraged viewers to love thy sister.

3. Boy Meets World (1993 – 2000)

Remember how TV shows in the 90s always found a clever way to convince your subconscious mind into making good decisions? You can find that quality in just about every episode of Boy Meets World.

4. Rugrats (1990 – 2006)

 

Who’s up for an adventure? If you’re rolling with Tommy Pickles, you better be! Shoutout to the Rugrats for encouraging kids to be creative and actually play outdoors. We’ve yet to meet such a tenacious gang of youngsters.

5. All That (1994 – 2005)

This was arguably the best comedy sketch, kid show to ever are on primetime. With series spin-offs like Keenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, and Drake & Josh, it’s safe to say that we got All That, and then some.

6. Hey Arnold (1996 – 2004)

Everyone loves the kid with the football shaped head, but who wouldn’t? Arnold was the rare kid who gradually became cool because he wasn’t ashamed to do the right thing.

7. Family Matters (1989 – 1998)

“…Did I do that?” Jaleel White’s role as Steve Urkel inspired many of the typical, and recently overly saturated, “nerd roles” that we see on hundreds of television shows today. As far as influence is concerned, our 90s families were able to extract wisdom from this two-word show title alone.

Who could possibly debate a better period of programming than the 1990s Era Television?

Ashley Vance

Hi, I'm Ashley! I'm a versatile writer with a pen for new media trends. I plan to pave my way into the media industry one story at a time. More about me? Oh, I love writing, watching TV, and writing about watching TV.

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