Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Blast To The Past

Sometimes I wish I remembered the 90's better but alas I was just a wee little child. Sure I have memories of dancing to Britney Spears, the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys or watching Boy Meets World but overall my memories of the 90's are limited. However I have managed to recreate the loss 90's memories I never had by watching the television shows which were popular then but I was too young to watch and understand. One such show is MTV's Daria. I vaguely remember watching a few episodes with my older cousins. It seems like Daria has recently come in vogue again, many bloggers and websites have been writing about this cult 90's hit. I am now proud to say, I've joined the band wagon, it is a pretty fantastic show. What I love about Daria is her witty, dry sense humor. Its hard to find a cartoon character, let alone a female one, who has such a sharp sense of humor. Daria also represents all those who go against the mainstream culture, all those who dare to be a little different. She doesn't care about what everyone else is doing and marches to the beat of her own drum.
The way women are portrayed by the media is horrific. Young girls have so few awesomely kick ass characters from movies and tv shows to look up to now days. It makes you wonder what went wrong, why didn't networks like MTV stick to characters like Daria? Now they produce god-awful shows like Jersey Shore and The Hills but I know I would much rather watch funny, pro-feminism shows like Daria then the crap which is currently on my television. I really wish the media would listen to all of us who are writing about awesome shows like Daria (while were at it, why don't we add Freaks and Geeks to the list) calling for the reform of the shows that are produced. So who's with me?


  1. I used to love watching Daria! I really loved her relationship with her sister, Quinn.
    I don't really watch any television now, although I will look for good shows on Netflix every now & again. It seems like a lot of stations are just doing reality shows because they're the cheapest to put out which is really disappointing.

  2. I wish there were more intelligent cartoons out there-- or just shows in general. I didn't watch Daria, though. I was more of a Nicktoons kid. I actually think one of their better shows for female role models was/is Avatar: The Last Airbender, and hopefully the spinoff that's coming out that's supposed to star a powerful, independent female avatar.