I don't watch TV anymore, but I am a Generation X-er so I grew up watching too much TV (a babysitting device for latchkey kids). I am thankful at least for the quality of many of the programs I watched -- Mr Rogers Neighborhood, Sesame Street, Little House on the Prairie, Growing Pains, Addams Family, Gilligan's Island, The Munsters, Brady Bunch, I Dream of Jeanie, Bewitched, I Love Lucy were all part of my daily schedule. Though my siblings and I watched an unhealthy amount of TV shows, they at least helped in character building. I am not so sure what the recent sleuth of TV shows do for kids these days. I see more kids on I Internet game sites or Facebook than watching TV.
What TV shows were you addicted to as a child?
My son was OBSESSED with the purple dinosaur BARNEY and later POWER RANGERS. He would act like Santa came to visit every time the shows aired.