Is Stim Possible, That's So Raven, House Of Anubis?

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Ever since I can remember, there were always sitcoms on Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and ABC Family that portrayed high school students as being adults who were mature for their ages and completely independent of their parents. Some of my favorite examples are Kim Possible, That’s So Raven, House of Anubis, and Degrassi—all of which have the basic story line of teens trying to find their places in the world. They have similar character designs, in that each person is rarely subjected to their parents’ rules, and they look much older than suggested. Between six and thirteen years old, I was convinced that I would be as cool as the characters in the shows throughout my high school career. Although the first three did have either larger than life …show more content…
Being so young, I was convinced that I could be that cool as a sixteen-year-old. That’s So Raven focused on a student named Raven who was a psychic and could see into the future. All of the main characters were mature adults and with little parental supervision they could go out into the world and have jobs, relationships, and responsibilities only given to older teens. House of Anubis was a British drama show about a group of secondary boarding school students who solved a mystery surrounding the dormitories. Because they were all in boarding school, they had little rules concerning their well-being other than school-related policies. These three were fairly tame in content, with nothing too sexual or …show more content…
High school began like every other year in the past. My classmates seemed unchanged, as did I, so that was a disappointment. There was no noticeable change in my appearance until my junior year, which refutes the point of extreme aging that television expressed to me. Even so, my younger sister was mistaken for being much older than me; she is currently twelve, and I am eighteen. While watching Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family, I decided to experiment with makeup to speed up the process of looking older, but my efforts were unsuccessful and I looked ridiculous. It ended up making me seem even younger because I had never experimented with serious makeup before, like foundation, powder, and eye shadow. My personality still had some catching up to do, too. I was a fairly sheltered middle school student, so it took me a long time before I could hold a decently intellectual conversation. I could not have expected myself to change so rapidly, but television had jaded me into thinking that years could fly by

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