What do you think? Is NICKELODEON going downhill? Give your reasons for your opinion.
I WILL UPDATE THE PERCENTAGES, AND KEEP AN EYE ON THIS FORUM. THANKS VERY MUCH TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE STILL POSTING, I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.
PERCENTAGES AS OF JUL 30th 2007:
Not going downhill: 20%
So, the percentages remain the same despite many new posts. Keep postingyour thoughts about this subject. !!!
So, is NICKELODEON going downhill. In my opinion, definitely. The reasons? Quite a few actually. NICK's current lineup of teen oriented live-action shows, such as Zoey 101, The All New Sleepover Club, and Genie in the House, Unfabulous and The Naked Brothers Band, are really not of the best viewing quality. They lack humour, the characters aren't the best ever, and episodes become more mundane and boring with the duration of each series.
Personally, I think that NICK, and SNICK, are poor compared to the shows that used to be aired back in the days when NICK was the channel for teens, and families to enjoy. Truly memorable shows such as Clarissa Explains It All, The Ren and Stimpy Show, The Secret World Of Alex Mack, All That, and, of course, the brilliant Kenan & Kel Show. Truly original shows one and all. These shows didn't try to be anything else; they didn't try to be pop-culture, they didn't try to be overly sophisticated, and they certainly didn't try to be Disney---they were NICKELODEON, pure and simple.
Contrast these shows to todays lineup of live-action shows. Shows like The Amanda Show, Unfabulous, Drake & Josh, and Zoey 101,are shows lacking the originality, and pure character that made NICKELODEON great during the early and mid 90's. As concerning Drake & Josh, this show had a lot of promise when it first begen, it even had potential, but lack-lusture episode scripts and ideas, coupled with below-par humour, made this another washed-up NICKELODEON series. Even the newest shows, Just Jordan and The Naked Brothers Band, have the same traits that the other most recent NICK shows have. NICKELODEON will crash and burn, if the big cats, the writers, and directors don't study and learn from the greats.
The re-runs of the old shows, like Fresh Prince, and The Cosby Show, are good, but re-runs will only satisfy teens by evoking feelings of nostalgia. New shows with truly original ideas, with the NICKELODEON formula are needed. WE THE PEOPLE, want NICKELODEON to go back to basics!!!
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