I was watching some cartoons with the boys that my wife watches during the day and I was amazed at the options that were out there for current cartoons. The cartoons of today are nothing but extreme screen hopping with loud noises and screaming. I couldn’t believe that the stories were gone. I just sat and watched and felt myself wanting to jump up and run around. What happened to the story?
I remember watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and losing myself in the story. I actually cared about whether or not the turtles saved April from the Evil Shredder. There were different episodes where the story grew from the turtles and Master Splinter to a full fledge fighting force. Normally the turtles had some lowly baddie that they had to take on, but the days the Shredder made his appearance, I remember actually being excited. The story is what got me entranced. It’s what makes the show so great today, if you are lucky enough to find one on.
The cartoons that are on TV these days have no hook to bring you in. And yes, I know that we are talking about kids here, but the story is what ties everything together. Without it, you just have a bunch of random people jumping around and screaming. There is no tie to the story other then it is on TV. Bring the story back!
What do you think about the cartoons that are on these days? Am I just crazy?