A show like this should be considered a crime against humanity and a good way to torture people. In Dora the Explorer it centers around a young Spanish girl who travels with her pet monkey named Boots, and go on adventures. They run into obstacles along the way such as a troll, a puzzle, and other things. Where this show fails is the fact that this show introduced to us a new concept that has plagued new kids shows, breaking the 4th wall. Dora constantly asks where to go next, or where is this or that to the audience, and it gets really annoying really fast. Dora is easily the dumbest character on this show. She always yells at the audience like as if they are deaf, and can't figure even the simplest things out. She is also blind and oblivious as to where things are even when they are right in front of her. Boots is just as bad as Dora. He was founded by Dora and kept him as her pet. What message is that spreading to kids, that animals shouldn't be free and be dominated by humans? The rest of Dora's friends are as brainless as her and offer nothing but padding. Dora's parents are easily the worst parents ever to grace a kids show. They are so bad they make Caillou's parents look good. They never seem to care that Dora is out on dangerous adventures or could get killed, and never are glad to see her. What's the lesson here? Your parents won't care of you go off on adventures that could kill you? Way to go Dora. But the two worse characters on this show have got to be The Map and Backpack. The Map constantly tells us he's the map and constantly repeats what places to go to again and again. I seriously wanted to take a lighter out and burn that map. Backpack is not as bad as The Map, but is still very annoying. He sings a song and says backpack too many times. He also has the uncanny ability to hold huge items like a pole which is not possible. The Spanish education is unneeded. Unless you have a child who is a prodigy, there is no way they will be able to understand the Spanish. Do we really need kids to think that we all speak Spanish? Just keep it English please. Swiper the Fox is the worst villain to hit a kids show. He makes Team Rocket from Pokemon look intimidating in comparison. He constantly tries to take an item from Dora and the only way to stop him is saying "Swiper, no swiping!" 3 times, and then goes away. I know this is a kids show, but even by its standards this was so ridiculous, and the times Dora has an item stolen Swiper just throws it into the woods or something. Why doesn't Swiper take the item, and run off with it? It's even sending a bad message out to kids. It's basically saying the only way to get rid of a thief is to tell them to not swipe anything. Again way to go Dora. Artwork wise, it's OK, but nothing too special or interesting, and the animation is so repetitive. The songs though in this show are just ear bleeding bad. Dora and Boots always sing about where they are going, the we did it song, and there is the map and backpack songs. All of them are horrendous and you are better off muting the TV, or better yet turning it off. It's right up there with Teletubbues and Boohbah as the worst kids show to hit the air. The characters are annoying, the educational value is nonexistent, the Spanish speaking has to go, the songs are horrible, and the breaking the 4th wall is unnecessary. This is a warning to all parents. Keep your kids away from this as well as Boohbah, Teletubbies, Caillou, and Go, Diego, Go!. They are NOT educational in the least bit, and you are better off not letting your kids see this. Put on Blue's Clues, Rollie Pollie Ollie, or Bear in the Big Blue House instead those were excellent kids shows.