A lot of people look fondly on their early years by reminiscing about their first memory of riding a bike or making a friend in kindergarten.
I often look back on my first memories of television. (Shocker!)
There are loads of late ’90s – early 2000s TV shows that blared in the background of my youth––Braceface, The Winx Club, Inspector Gadget, Boy Meets World…but there were very few that held my attention for 30 to 60 minutes once a week. I was busy in my own world of Barbie dolls and Sailor Moon fanfiction written in 2nd-grade English.
But occasionally, I hear a song on the radio that takes me back to sitting on reddish carpeted ground in the basement and enjoying an evening with my family after school and homework and dinner. Some on this list are more well-known than others, but some of my earliest memories in my family’s first house involve watching these with my sister or with the whole family.