Published on December 11th, 2010 | by Yellow Magpie1
Memorable 90’s Children’s TV Programmes: The Top Series
Children’s TV programmes in the 90’s were varied and entertaining. They featured some colourful costumes and hooked people with their storylines.
Kenan And Kel (1996-2000)
Kenan And Kel was a light-hearted comedy set in suburban America. It followed two best friends, the aforementioned Kenan and Kel, as they got up to hair-brained schemes (usually they were Kenan’s idea) that often failed disastrously.
The series was noted for its lighthearted humour and for Kel’s love of orange soda.
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (1990-96)
Undoutedly, one of the hits of the 90’s, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air told the story of a teenager who relocated from a poor neighbourhood to live with his rich cousins in Bel-air.
Although ostensibly a comedy, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air did occasionally dip into issues that affected teens such as drug abuse and identity.
Check out Yellow Magpie’s article on Alfonso Riberiro, who played Carlton Banks, to find out about some revelations concerning Will Smith and Janice Huppert, who played his mother in the series.
The Girl From Tomorrow (1992-93)
The Girl From Tomorrow was an Australian series that followed the adventures of Alana, a girl from the year 3000 who, after being held hostage, was taken back in time to 1990.
The series was wonderfully scripted and the special effects were excellent for television, nevermind a children’s TV programme.
Spellbinder featured the existence of a parallel world in which the people were in some ways technological advanced but in others were living in a medieval period.
After accidentally finding a gateway to a parallel universe, a young boy, Paul, finds himself in an alien world.
The series made compelling viewing on a number of different fronts. The special effects were highly convincing and Paul’s power-mad, manipulative adversary provided the necessary tension.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996-2003)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch was a light-hearted comedy about a girl who had witch’s powers. Often the episodes were based on the challenges and responsibilities that went with having special powers and their unexpected side-effects.
The secret to Sabrina’s success can probably be put down to the fact that the series covered many issues that were important to teenagers trying to get through adolescence. As a result, the character of Sabrina was easily to identify with.