While having nothing to do, I tend to write something. We've all talked about this before,
but decided to go more in depth.
Since the 1990's and early 2000's, Disney was hot. Shows like The Suite Life and That's So Raven had kids (even teens) tuned in. So what happend? Pay close attention and you'll notice that even younger children aren't into Disney as we were. I remeber when Disney was the ultimate kids channel (even surpassing Nick).
It probably has to do with their past hits. Their stars are all grown up and moving on, and nothing current can quite capture the magic and draw new audiences. A lot of the older shows had this charm. They have new shows like Jessie, but it's pretty terrible and I'm not sure Girl Meets World can save them.
I feel that once a channel becomes overly successful, it becomes corperate and nothing is original or fresh. Risks need to be taken for good shows to happen.
There aren't any new movies either. Remember High School Musical? Where are they?
Maybe this is just me, but if they payed more attention to what people are saying via social media they'd get the idea no one likes these shows. My opinion, they should put their old hits back on tv. Old re runs will make us happy, and maybe draw in new viewers
I must say I agree like tbh a lot of the stars they have now don't really have that it factor the former ones did. I also think they make a lot of their new shows either too silly or too kiddie. A lot of the good shows had things kids could relate to but older audiences could as well.
Post by ThePinkLady on Oct 2, 2014 20:32:36 GMT -2
I think one of the reasons newer shows aren't as popular is because they aren't realistic. The characters are wizards, nannies in NY, dancers on tv, or pop stars. These aren't things that kids can realistically do. In the old shows like Lizzie Mcguire, Even Stevens, BMW, etc the characters dealt with real issues (dating, drinking, absentee parents, eating disorders, going through puberty). Kids and teens could relate because they were also dealing with those things.
I agree with you guys; the older shows were much better because they reflected the situations that kids and teens typically go through in real life, so its viewers (whether kids, teens or adults) can really relate to them.
The only reason I still watch the Disney channel sometimes is because they still air the Suite Life on Deck, that I record on my DVR, and I only started watching the channels to begin with, for the Suite Life series.
When I was younger it was mainly for their movies, that are outstanding animations. If I'm a fan of Disney for anything at all, it's for their movies, and the Suite Life.