Netflix has irreversibly changed how we watch television, and I am still not positive is is for the better. However, time will march on and things will continue changing regardless of my opinion.
This post is all about those shows that I’m a bit ashamed of watching, although I just can’t stop watching them…
1. My Little Ponies
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children’s animated television series produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver. The series is based on Hasbro’s My Little Pony line of toys and animated works and is often referred by collectors to be the fourth generation or “G4” of the My Little Pony franchise. The series premiered on October 10, 2010, on The Hub cable channel. Hasbro selected animator Lauren Faust as the creative director and executive producer for the show. Faust sought to challenge the established nature of the existing My Little Pony line, creating more in-depth characters and adventurous settings.
In this series, Princess Celestia sends her star pupil, the bookish unicorn Twilight Sparkle, to Ponyville to improve her socialization skills. Twilight quickly makes five new four-legged friends: Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity. Each instilled with the respective spirits of magic, honesty, loyalty, laughter, kindness and generosity, the animals learn that by working together they can achieve the most important element of all: harmony.
2. Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess is an American television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001.
The show is a spin-off of the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys;the saga began with three episodes in Hercules where Xena was a recurring character originally scheduled to die in her third appearance. Aware that the character of Xena had been very successful among the public, the producers of the series decided to create a spin-off series based on her adventures. Xena was a successful show which has aired in more than 108 countries around the world since 1998.
Xena is a reformed warrior princess who travels around fighting evil. Gabrielle — bard and friend — keeps her company and helps her stay on the path of good.
3. Make it or Break it
Make It or Break It (aka MIOBI) is an American teen/family drama television series that focused on the lives of teen gymnasts who strived to make it to the Olympic games. Do they have what it takes to compete on the international stage?
Emily Kmetko’s dreams of becoming an Olympic gymnast inch closer to reality when she receives a scholarship to The Rock training center in Colorado. But her natural abilities and lower economic status don’t immediately make her any friends among the center’s elite, who include top gymnast Payson Keeler, beautiful Kaylie Cruz, resident hottie Carter Anderson and ultracompetitive Lauren Tanner, who would like nothing more than to see Emily head back to where she came from. Amidst the backstabbing and bonding, they’re teammates in name only, all in pursuit of what every gymnast competes for: a perfect routine.
4. Army Wives
with many devotees, viewers either love it or hate it; Army Wives is an American drama television series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families. The series premiered on Lifetime on June 3, 2007. The show had the largest series premiere in Lifetime’s 23-year history.
After a whirlwind courtship, bartender and single mom Roxy marries Army Pfc. Trevor LeBlanc and moves with him and her two children to an Army base in Charleston, S.C. There, she soon becomes close friends with other wives on the base, including Denise Sherwood, whose son, Jeremy, temporarily abused her after the deployment of her husband, Maj. Frank Sherwood, until Jeremy joined the service himself; and psychiatrist Roland Burton, a male “Army wife” trying to help his spouse, Lt. Col. Joan Burton, who is struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. When the “army wives” prepare to leave the base after it is decommissioned, they must adjust to the idea of moving away from their close-knit group of friends.
Following the success of the He-Man animated series, between 1985 and 1986 Filmation created a spinoff series following the adventures of He-Man’s long-lost twin sister and her transformation into She-Ra.
Where darkness rules fights the champion of light. Where hope seems lost, there rides the Rebellion. Together, they stand ready against the dark evil warriors of the Horde and their leader, the terrible Hordak. The Rebellion, armed with hope and ancient powers against the force and intergalactic army. This is the story of one who will become leader of the great rebellion: She-Ra: Princess of Power! (echoes)