6 Series to Remind You of Your Childhood

Recently, I've begun to realize time is passing by and I am getting older more quickly than I thought—a concept which is scary. Now that I’m an adult, I feel as if I’m losing my childhood training wheels and it’s not as enjoyable as I thought it would be. This past summer, I spent time with my 10 year old sister revisiting the shows and series' from my childhood that, to this day, make me feel like a child again in the best way. Going back in time to my childhood entertainment, totally distressed me for the upcoming school year. Revisiting fond childhood memories is worth the time to see how far you’ve come since then. With that in mind, here are 6 series from my childhood that make me feel young again.

  1. 1. Avatar the Last Airbender

    Avatar the Last Airbender is a Nickelodeon cartoon that aired in the early 2000’s. The characters take place in a universe where people can be born with the ability to control one of the four elements: water, air, earth and fire. The Airbenders live in different parts of the world and have limited technology. The Avatar is the one person who can control all elements and is meant to keep the balance. However, what happens when the Avatar has been missing for almost a century? Find out by either watching it on Netflix or buying the complete series on Amazon prime.

  2. 2. Harry Potter

    Harry Potter is one of those iconic book series most people have read. For myself, it was the book that I stayed up at night all reading and it helped me not feel so alone. Harry Potter is the story of a boy named Harry, who discovers that he is a wizard and is sent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Each year shenanigans ensue and they pull you in more and more each book.

  3. 3. Percy Jackson

    You know all the greek myths you read in history class? Well in the Percy Jackson book series, they’re real and more vivid than ever. The Gods have children who not only have to grow up with mortal worries, however many godly ones too. Percy Jackson goes on a journey to save what he knows and the unknown. Percy is a charming character, who’s just like any kid who makes mistakes, is insecure and just sometimes doesn't know what to do. It’s title names are hilarious and has pop culture throughout, which will make you giggle.

  4. 4. Young Justice

    Anyone who enjoys superheroes will love Young Justice. Similar to Teen Titans, this show deals with teenagers on a team (both shows have Robin), that are learning how to use their powers and the morality of having these powers. The teams have well developed characters of which you see a lot of sides of. There’s humor and relatable teenage angst that everyone can relate to. Every season has a very different plot that introduces new characters and villains. It’s available on Netflix 

  5. 5. Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is another staple of the early 2000’s childhood. Panem is a dystopian society where children are forced to battle to the death for entertainment. When Katniss volunteers to save her sister, she honestly doesn’t know how this will have a ripple of change everywhere. Katinss was one of the first strong women, that I saw represented in books and it helped me see that as a woman you could be strong and even perceived as cold. The subject matter also opened me up to a more mature context and gain insight as an adolescent.

  6. 6. The Infernal Devices

    The Infernal Devices is actually part of a larger series, called The Shadowhunter Chronicles. In this world, there are some humans who have angel blood and they hunt demons. However, when Tessa Gray arrives in late 1800’s London, she gets swept up and brings chaos and mystery to the city and its occupants.There are three series’ so far, The Mortal Instruments (that takes place in the early 2000’s), Infernal Devices (that takes place in the late 1880’s) and the Dark Artifices (that takes place in 2012 and onwards). The series weren’t written chronologically, however, you can read them in this order: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and then the Dark Artifices OR The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments and then the Dark Artifices.