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Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's? (Read 11637 times)

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Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#1  September 15, 2015, 05:19:03 pm
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Upon reading various opinions regarding CN and it's downfall, I was surprised by how many people hated CN during 2004-06. I can sorta get behind this... aside from Ed Edd n' Eddy (though it did suffer minor seasonal rot), Billy and Mandy, Teen Titans, and Kids Next Door... all of which came out during the Powerhouse era, the other shows were fairly forgettable. Foster's Home was decent but also often mean-spirited and Bloo can be a total douchebag post-season 1, Ben 10 was.... well Ben 10, and Juniper Lee was a Jakelong ripoff. Sure, there was Toonami but it was moved to Saturday nights (a horrible timeslot) in order to appease bitchy Soccer Moms and was replaced with Miguzi (a poor replacement) plus Naruto eventually overshadowed the other shows on the block which became a bad thing when they started airing Filler Hell.

While CN now definitely pales in comparison to the Powerhouse era (The Golden age of CN), it's definitely better than it was during it's Dark ages (2007-2009). Sure Johnny Test was godawful, MAD was mediocre (and didn't live up the magazines), Problem SOLVERZ was a trainwreck, and TTG needs to go away but you have shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Steven Universe that really push the boundaries for what's acceptable for children's programming and can be enjoyed by adults. Gumball got off with a slow start but improved significantly by the second season, Clareance is strangely charming (the art style still bugs me though), and Uncle Grandpa is very... decisive. Toonami even returned for oldschool fans to enjoy at Saturday midnight and it even returned it's most popular show as the revived DBZ Kai.

What do you say? Is CN better nowadays or was it better during the mid-2000's?
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#2  September 15, 2015, 07:21:26 pm
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Adventure Time, Regular Show and Steven Universe are every bit as good as Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo and the other golden age shows. Maybe even better, because nostalgic bias.
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#3  September 15, 2015, 07:25:00 pm
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Adventure Time, Regular Show and Steven Universe are every bit as good as Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo and the other golden age shows. Maybe even better, because nostalgic bias.

My thoughts exactly.
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#4  September 15, 2015, 07:57:20 pm
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Adventure Time, Regular Show and Steven Universe are every bit as good as Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo and the other golden age shows. Maybe even better, because nostalgic bias.

I would argue that nothing Is better then Johnny Bravo but really love that show, also Enjoyed Duck Dodgers and Samurai Jack.

But Gumball is super great, and while I don't really enjoy Adventure Time and Regular Show, they are not bad either.
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#5  September 15, 2015, 08:12:50 pm
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teen titans go - ass
clarence - ass
regular show - rarely airs
adventure time - doesn't fucking air at all anymore
steven universe - its ok sometimes
gumball - getting kinda boring
uncle grandpa - not sure what to say
sonic boom - fucking awesome
transformers - eh
pokemon - its pokemon.

CN was better before they had stupid ass teen titans go, "UR NEW FAVURIT SHUW" Seriously.... what the fuck
I am really missing the old days when CN had tons of fucking shows, i think they even had more anime also, now its just POKEMON
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#6  September 15, 2015, 08:37:38 pm
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Personally there are great show I like on CN now (Adventure Time ,Steven Universe, Regular Show and sometimes Gumball), some shows I don't care (don't like, don't hate)  but other people like them ( Clarence, Uncle Grandpa, and sometimes Gumball), and shows I hate (Teen Titans Go!)
But I wouldn't say it's just pokemon (It's only once on early mornings).
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#7  September 15, 2015, 09:19:59 pm
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Nah, not really...

Nothing on now even compares to Billy and Mandy, the early Teen Titans, Foster's Home, the Eds, Dexter's Lab, the first Ben 10, KND, Samurai Jack... Personally, I liked Flapjack and Johnny Test, at least the first few seasons. There was even Robot Boy, Squirrel Boy, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, and Chop Socky Chooks. (A weird as heck 3D show that reminds me of Jet Set Radio.) I miss Ultimate Muscle and BoBo when it came on the anime slot, too. They never brought those back.

Cartoon Network was FAR better back then.
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#8  September 15, 2015, 09:35:08 pm
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Couldn't agree with you more.
I missed the early CN and I wish for the day that the shows would come back (course there is online).
I remember coming home from school and after hw is done the first thing I tune to is toonami with all the dub anime goodness (even when toonami switched to weekends I watched). There was also Dexter's lab, courage, cow and chicken, etc. Back then it was AWESOME! and I miss it terribly.
Hell Adult swim was pretty decent back then too, ESP WHEN ACTION SATURDAYS CAME! Oh man The Shows Ive seen! Inuyasha, Ghost in the Shell, Evangelion, FMA, The gundam OVAs, FLCL, CHINCHAN, I can go on with this!
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#9  September 15, 2015, 09:51:12 pm
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The only thing I miss about the old Cartoon Network was when they had The Tex Avery Show, where they played his uncensored short cartoons with little intros before each one. Aside from really loving Tex in general, the intros were often informative that told you what made the coming short so significant (ie: "In this short, Tex decided to end the Screwy Squirrel cartoons by taking the extreme measure of killing off his title character!"). It was the spark that made me get interested in studying cinema history.

Otherwise, I was a teen at the time so most of the mid-2000's line-up was really boring for me. Nowadays, while the quality of the shows is kinda hit or miss, the hits are incredible (although you can put me in the "what's the big deal with Steven Universe?" camp).
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Adventure Time, Regular Show and Steven Universe are every bit as good as Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo and the other golden age shows. Maybe even better, because nostalgic bias.

My thoughts. I may be the minority, but I enjoy Teen Titans Go.
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#11  September 15, 2015, 10:49:42 pm
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Definitely oldschool CN, Samurai Jack never made it back to the past....that on its own makes it better.
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#12  September 15, 2015, 11:04:39 pm
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I mean most of GO have some moments but it's a cartoon for teens. What we really need is some good storyboard writers that can write good material.
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Also toonami managed to screw up with DBZ, it was better when CN aired it, because of...........

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#14  September 16, 2015, 06:11:56 am
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Cartoon Network, at least in LatAm has improved in comparison to 2009- early 2014.

But I'd say 2002-2004 was when CN was on the top of the hill for me (this is from the LatAm branch).
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#15  September 16, 2015, 06:48:25 am
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Like WWE, I prefer the old instead of the new, although, I fucks with adventure time, regular show, and Teen Titans Go, which is more childish compared to the more serious show back then, but it has its funny moments. Shows like Clarence and Gumball (oh god) I feel embarrassed to watch lmao. I'm pretty neutral to Steven Universe, and uncle grandpa seems like something to watch when your hella high lmfao. But I definitely prefer the old cartoons like Samurai Jack, Fosters Home, My Gym partners a monkey, and most definitely Ed, Edd and Eddy and Billy and Mandy, which kinda had some mature vibes to them. Also really loved Batman Beyond when it had it's short run back in like 2000. But this is the PG era of things, so I gotta adapt to these times, even though I'm 17, I feel like an old man. Adult Swim is fucking amazing though, Rick and Morty, Superjail, Family guy, even mr. pickles are really good shows imo. Really miss King of The Hill though.
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#16  September 16, 2015, 06:58:33 am
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    I'm a bit mixed on this one myself...  I absolutely loved watching CN when I was growing up.. tons of different shows were always on..  Then they added those crappy non-cartoon game shows and dramas..  It kind of dipped pretty hard after that.. But.. aside from TTG and UG I actually like their line up right now, even if it IS a bit limited..  I think they can bounce back just fine.. as long as they're careful.
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#17  September 16, 2015, 09:13:37 am
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I don't care about the whole "oh my god it was better back in its heyday!" i just care about the shows that show and whether they are good or not, both era's had really crappy shows and really good ones, its like this with other channels. considering its demographic is towards early-to-mid teen boys, its gonna be a guarantee that theyre gonna have a couple of shitty shows and a couple of great ones. im not gonna let my nostalgia dictate whether or not the shows back then or now are good, im looking at them all fairly and using factors like limited animation for the time, technology, etc.

to those who hate and keep on slamming shows like "teen titans go!" with the reason being "its not good as teen titans!" shut up. its not supposed to be a direct sequel, its for kids. i enjoy for what it is: a spastastic, in-your-face show that relies on running gags and stuff like that. the original voice cast and the easter eggs are for the older audience to watch with the kids in their family. every single channel has always had shitty shows, no matter the era. even the 90's, take off the nostalgia goggles and actually look.
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#18  September 16, 2015, 10:04:59 am
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Cartoon Network sucks now because it's showing the cartoons that you little whippersnappers these days like not the ones back in my glory days. Also turn down that blasted dubstep.

it's because they are already content with what they have done, mugen is not a paying job so as long as the charcter works for a creator that's enough; one's persons crouching while running is another person's change it to pots style.
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#19  September 16, 2015, 10:42:37 am
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I don't care about the whole "oh my god it was better back in its heyday!" i just care about the shows that show and whether they are good or not, both era's had really crappy shows and really good ones, its like this with other channels. considering its demographic is towards early-to-mid teen boys, its gonna be a guarantee that theyre gonna have a couple of shitty shows and a couple of great ones. im not gonna let my nostalgia dictate whether or not the shows back then or now are good, im looking at them all fairly and using factors like limited animation for the time, technology, etc.

to those who hate and keep on slamming shows like "teen titans go!" with the reason being "its not good as teen titans!" shut up. its not supposed to be a direct sequel, its for kids. i enjoy for what it is: a spastastic, in-your-face show that relies on running gags and stuff like that. the original voice cast and the easter eggs are for the older audience to watch with the kids in their family. every single channel has always had shitty shows, no matter the era. even the 90's, take off the nostalgia goggles and actually look.

This.

Also people have differences in taste, I may not like Teen Titans Go! but if you do that's OK, I'm not gonna call people idiots for liking a show I don't. That's being a dick, and I'm not a dick (for most of the time.)
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#20  September 16, 2015, 10:50:13 am
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im not saying that people who hate teen titans go! should shut up, im saying that the REASON certain people use to argue whether its bad or not sucks ass.

"oh my god its not as good as the original!" ugh, come up with actual criticism about its content and better reasoning on why you think its terrible, not just sound like a bandwagoner and go "oh no its terrible because they ruined the teen titans show!"

now what i think makes CN shitty now is the damn Networking Management cancelling great shows like Young Justice(!!!!) and Beware the Batman since they thought the ratings weren't as high as they wanted them to be, the system for why shows get greenlit and air are so different nowadays but THATS another discussion entirely
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#21  September 16, 2015, 10:56:50 am
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I'm not saying that your saying that people who hate teen titans go! should shut up, I agreeing with you.
If people don't like the show, that's fine.
Just don't be an asshole to people that do. (I'm not talking about you walruslui.)

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#22  September 16, 2015, 10:59:43 am
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ah okay, i misread a bit, whoopsee heh.
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#23  September 16, 2015, 10:59:58 am
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im not saying that people who hate teen titans go! should shut up, im saying that the REASON certain people use to argue whether its bad or not sucks ass.

"oh my god its not as good as the original!" ugh, come up with actual criticism about its content and better reasoning on why you think its terrible, not just sound like a bandwagoner and go "oh no its terrible because they ruined the teen titans show!"

now what i think makes CN shitty now is the damn Networking Management cancelling great shows like Young Justice(!!!!) and Beware the Batman since they thought the ratings weren't as high as they wanted them to be, the system for why shows get greenlit and air are so different nowadays but THATS another discussion entirely
you forgot thundercats remake.

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#24  September 16, 2015, 11:01:08 am
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oh my god how can i forget about that, my father and i watched it together and we loved it, you KNOW something is doing something right when TWO generations watch a REMAKE an enjoy it.
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#25  September 16, 2015, 11:04:15 am
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you also forgot sym bionic titan. I miss that show. :(
It had a lot of possibilitys.

Also I still love some of the older shows, as well as newer shows.
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#26  September 16, 2015, 11:12:06 am
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alot of cancelled CN shows do, but again, CN is a network designed for early-to-mid teen boys and rely on merchandising and ratings to renew a show for a second season. A show can be fantastic, but if the target demographic doesn't watch it as much as CN hopes and don't buy anything related to the series in merchandising form, then there is a good chance it will be cancelled. thats how CN is these days and it sucks :(
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#27  September 16, 2015, 11:20:26 am
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Yeah that's true sadly.
Hopefully CN starts doing multi-target demographic shows more.

But I can say one thing that CN did right. They cancelled Johnny Test.
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#28  September 16, 2015, 11:34:39 am
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I never said I hated TTG.. or UG..  Just not my favorites..  I do actually enjoy watching them on occasion..  It's just wacky crazy type shows tend to lose their charm after the 3rd or 4th repeat..  and they do so love to rerun their shows.  :/   Seriously..  my only problem with them is that they don't have the line up they used to.. and I'm not talking "great shows of nostalgia."  I mean they used to have 2-4 times the number of shows in their line up.  I loved that.
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#29  September 16, 2015, 11:40:23 am
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I never said I hated TTG.. or UG..  Just not my favorites..  I do actually enjoy watching them on occasion..  It's just wacky crazy type shows tend to lose their charm after the 3rd or 4th repeat..  and they do so love to rerun their shows.  :/   Seriously..  my only problem with them is that they don't have the line up they used to.. and I'm not talking "great shows of nostalgia."  I mean they used to have 2-4 times the number of shows in their line up.  I loved that.

I'm pretty much on the same boat about them (TTG,UG).

Also they do need more shows (Old or New, either work really). Reruns of TTG! I pretty much avoid, unless it's one of the good episodes.

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#30  September 16, 2015, 11:48:05 am
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if they do new shows they have to take the risk of whether or not the population will like it and consider the budget, demographic, etc. its not as easy as "oh i have a good idea, lets make a show," it takes months (sometimes year(s)) just to get a show to be greenlit.

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#31  September 16, 2015, 11:53:43 am
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I understand it takes a long time..  between that and how quickly a network might deem something fit to cancel there simply isn't as many shows airing on any channel.  It's one of the things that keeps me from watching TV like I used to..  I have the attention span of a child and if you use reruns I lose interest...    :/     Not really the networks fault there I guess, but it's not like I can fix it either.
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#33  September 16, 2015, 12:44:49 pm
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The early-mid 2000's were the best for Cartoon Network; After school, I'd always get to watch 2 episodes of 'Pokemon Johto' from there, I think it was Dextor's Lab, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Scooby Doo. The night times were even better cause my mom and I use to sit down and watch 'Johnny Quest' together, that was our show back in the day.

Then we were introduced to "Ed. Edd, 'n Eddy" and this might just be me, but that had to have been one of the BEST shows on Cartoon Network. When they stopped airing it back in, I think 2008, that was when I personally thought Cartoon Network went to shit. I mean, 'Ben 10: Alien Force' was pretty decent, my uncle and I use to watch it at my paps place.

If they brought back some of their golden shows during the weekends, I bet their profits would sky rocket, IMO.
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#34  September 16, 2015, 12:48:30 pm
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but the thing is, they CANT profit. the ratings have been already made and they no longer sell any merchandising in retail stores for those older shows.

re-runs are usually there to keep the fanbase intrested and continue watching the channel when the new stuff isn't on.

personally i don't really like using nostalgia as a reason to say that certain shows are better than the others, in the future, when the kids today are older theyre gonna look back and theyre gonna think the shows showing currently are the best ones out there in the future and so on.

its why using nostalgia as deciding factor just doesn't work for me.
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#35  September 16, 2015, 02:37:05 pm
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Oh shit, how could i forget about courage the cowardly dog! That show wouldn't really fly today though as it is kinda strong in horror elements lmao, freaky ass show.
I just wish CN could try and cater to both the old and new CN lovers, mix it up with some new and a couple of the old shows. but I guess it don't work like that.

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#36  September 16, 2015, 02:42:04 pm
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they already do that, thats what the re-runs are for.
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Well... I like Teen Titans Go! I like We Bare Bears. I like Regular Show (but don't watch it that often). I like Sonic Boom.

That should put in the category of I like it now.. but god I miss the old stuff... *sigh* I remember when Boomerang had the old Hanna-Barbera action cartoons.
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teen titans go - ass
clarence - ass
regular show - rarely airs, alright show
adventure time - doesn't fucking air at all anymore which is a good thing( seriously the first seasons were ok, but it became fuckin romance time )
steven universe - its ok sometimes
gumball - gets kinda boring and more original each season
uncle grandpa - not sure what to say
sonic boom - the show i hate the most
pokemon - not into pokemon
edited your list to my liking

i miss cartoon network from the 2008 era. powerhouse era was also pretty fun too with  ed edd n eddy, my gym partner was a monkey, etc. what i really miss is flapjack and billy and mandy
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That list actually makes a lot of sense.
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#40  September 16, 2015, 11:26:28 pm
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I think they are both comparable but i feel like it had more depth back in the early 00's. Toonami is no contest, it was way better originally but thats for obvious reasons. Now Adult Swim i'd have to say personally i prefer when Sealab 20/20, ATHF, Harvey Birdman, The Venture Bros, Big O, Cowboy Beebop era was the best.
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CN to me... has lost a lot of appeal to me... there aren't shows I just seem to enjoy... maybe cuz I grew out of this era or maybe because I was so used to watching shows like Ed Edd n Eddy, Codename: Kids Next Door... I even watched a few Code Lyoko episodes and actually enjoyed it. Now these new shows aren't as appealing as the ones back in 2000-2005.
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i dont like how teen titans go is basically cn's attempt at memes, but i dont really have a problem with much of the programming. i actually miss flapjack and chowder way more than most of the older stuff.
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Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#43  September 17, 2015, 12:35:44 am
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i dont like how teen titans go is basically cn's attempt at memes, but i dont really have a problem with much of the programming. i actually miss flapjack and chowder way more than most of the older stuff.

I miss anime of the 00's. Ranma 1/2 was my favourite of all time then. I also remember staying awake at 2 P.M to watch DB/DBZ. Good old times. Now I don't even bother watching "regular show" or "adventure time". I'd rather touch some goblins than to watch that shit. (dis my opinion pls no judge)

Yes I know neither DBZ nor Ranma are from the 00's but they aired on the 00's on Toonami too.


Only 00's kids will remember it.

Liek if u cri evertiem.

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Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#44  September 17, 2015, 12:53:04 am
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I liked the interplay between shows the old CN had, referencing each other in and out of shows to the point they ended up making a freaking MMO out the idea.  Plus you had the DCAU, Toonami, commonly rotating older Hanna-Barera and Looney Toons, Adult Swim with their unique programming that often referenced Hanna-Barbera and PPG themselves, and of course the repeating for years run of Cowboy Bebop, InuYasha, GitS and Fooly Cooly.  To the point I think i might have every detail of the shorter two there memorized and Little Busters often gets stuck in my head.  It's an unfair lead from the old to new; it just can't compare.

When I catch it, new CN has its moments, Adventure Time and Steven Universe being the main cause of those moments, but it just doesn't have the same spirit to it.  When Adult Swim started making fun of their own parent network's decline, I kinda gave up hope for it.

And yeah, Teen Titans Go just feels like a spit in the eye when they had the old one and its following.  It seemed unnecessary to make such a low-brow spin-off of the series that the next generation they'd be targeting wouldn't know and the one before that did would hate, especially when they have a whole D.C. universe to pull from to make something bizarre out of.  I mean, whatever happened to that thing from Lauren Faust that was the same thing but with a different Supergirl than the DCAU one?
Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#45  September 17, 2015, 02:05:48 am
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Amy said:
I also remember staying awake at 2 P.M to watch DB/DBZ. Good old times.
Are you a vampire? o_O
Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#46  October 14, 2015, 05:21:44 am
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Hopefully CN will be smart, and quickly snatch up WB's new Justice League Action show. I have high hopes for it, based solely on the one poster I saw, and the cast involved.  More Kevin Conroy Batman...yes please. There is even a rumor that Mark Hamill will be involved with the show, doing more than just the Joker.

Although maybe JLA would be better off on Boomerang. CN has that nasty habit of quickly canceling anything WB related, even if it has good ratings. My big problem with Boomerang is that Comcast doesn't carry it, so I don't get to see anything aired on the channel. Comcast blows.

For those who haven't seen it yet:

gimme!
Last Edit: October 14, 2015, 05:26:52 am by rhiggatwat
Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#47  October 14, 2015, 06:43:38 am
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My big problem with Boomerang is that Comcast doesn't carry it, so I don't get to see anything aired on the channel. Comcast blows.

Stopping by to let you know that you ain't missing much. Nothing but Garfield, Tom and Jerry and Looney tunes now with Scooby every once in a while.
Not that those are bad cartoons, but they were showing classics like Swat Kats, Teen Tians and Samurai Jack two years ago.
Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#48  October 14, 2015, 07:15:34 am
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New cartoon network is ok. Not better than the mid 0s and late 90s era.

Also here to say that the new scooby do cartoon isn't that bad. I hate the artstyle but its scripted good.
Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#49  October 15, 2015, 04:36:31 pm
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Yeah I mean I get the art style is meh but the show itself is pretty good. But overall the CN of today is ok, not awesome but ok.
Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#50  October 15, 2015, 07:12:00 pm
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Adventure Time and Steven Universe are the only 2 stuff CN got good (not even actual DC series can save it... except Young Justice, but was cancelled for nothing), but you can't compare with the 90s era where like 15-20 series were good and awesome
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#51  October 15, 2015, 08:36:02 pm
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The good era was where Megas XLR existed, nuff said.
Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#52  October 16, 2015, 08:21:22 am
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samurai jack is my favorite. Scooby and Tom & Jerry still remains due to being favorite ongoing classics. :) also... Me like Wacky Race. I happens to have PPG & Wacky Race PS games most
Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#53  October 16, 2015, 08:25:14 am
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I miss the Powerpuff Girls!  My absolute fav CN show. 




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Re: Is Cartoon Network better off now than it was during the mid-2000's?
#54  October 23, 2015, 02:30:05 am
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And yeah, Teen Titans Go just feels like a spit in the eye when they had the old one and its following.  It seemed unnecessary to make such a low-brow spin-off of the series that the next generation they'd be targeting wouldn't know and the one before that did would hate, especially when they have a whole D.C. universe to pull from to make something bizarre out of.
Bumping and continuing off this from something I just learned of because reasons...


Is the show supposed to be absolutely terrible?  It's hard not to believe that it's not intentionally made to be bad.  This isn't the first time they've taken shots at themselves over it.