25 Ways To Tell You Are A Kid Of The 90s Analysis

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An article gets shared on my Facebook Wall, BuzzFeed: 25 Ways To Tell You Are A Kid Of The ‘90s. #1 the list; “In West Philadelphia Born And Raised”. If you can’t finish the next verse or at least tell me what show this is from you are not a “ ‘90s kid!” I will save you from the suspense, “Alex Trebeck, what is The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air?”. Actually, 9 of the 25 items on the list are television shows. 9 different shows that I watched for entertainment are on the most accessible form of entertainment during my childhood, television. By default, the television was always on in my house, whether it was dinner time or Saturday morning cartoon time, you could find my family huttled around our 27’ inch Sharp television set. Between those childhood …show more content…
At the time, this also happened to be the location of the only television set. My older brother, younger sister, and I would watch tv shows or rented movies. During TV time, my mother would allow us 1 hour each to choose the show we wanted to watch. This worked well, unless my brother was watching the stupid X-Files. As a kid, I didn’t understand the concept “The Truth is out there”. On weekend trips to Blockbuster, my siblings and I would each be allowed to pick a VHS movie and snack of our choice, which for me would inevitably be a Ring Pop, because all the cool kids wore a ring …show more content…
3 years ago I canceled my Time Warner cable TV service, and have opted to use online subscription based platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO GO. Technology advances have shifted my viewing habits in a couple of ways. I am able to restrict access to certain shows or create my own channels with content my son has permission to watch. Oh wait, I didn’t tell you, I’m a mother now! Being a mother to an adolescent son is amazing but it also means I have to curb my TV watching habits. Television is now a late-night indulgence, I binge watch seasons of my favorite TV series’, don’t tell me who Negan kills on The Walking Dead, I’m waiting for it to come out on NetFlix. I am now able to transfer content from my Smart phone apps to my Smart TV, sometimes I put YouTube on my TV and watch “Hamsters on a Piano” with my son! Hilarious. With the mobility of smartphones and tablets I can watch my shows in any room of the house and at any time; while lying in bed, on a work break, or even while getting my nails and hair did. Now-a-days, I am able to watch a much lwider array of programs by using Netflix or Hulu, while cable TV is somewhat

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