The Reality of Re-Watching Your Favourite Childhood Shows

Have you ever decided to re-watch something you used to watch as a kid? I highly recommend it because you never know what the outcome will be.

You likely have a show or movie that you loved as a kid but haven’t seen in forever. It is always fun to go back and watch some things you have not seen in a while but that does not mean you will have the best outcome. I would still recommend loading up Netflix and seeing how you feel now about things you used to watch. You will be interested to see the outcome!

Your first thought may be that if you have seen it before and liked it, you’ll see it again and like it. Let me tell you now - that is fake news. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and see for yourself. Some things we just grow out of. You might find your favourite childhood movie boring now and can’t remember why you ever liked it - the story is simple and the dialogue is not it. It may even amaze you how much you don’t like it anymore.

Don’t get me wrong, not every experience is bad - in fact, I’ve had a really good experience! As a kid, I watched Avatar: The Last Airbender. At the start of quarantine, I decided to give it a re-watch, and it was such a good experience that helped me appreciate the show more. I also re-watched Winx Club, which was still entertaining to watch and better than the remake (at least in my opinion).

The best part about being older is that you may get some jokes that went over your head as a kid. As anyone else seen the movie, El Dorado? If you have, you know exactly what scene I am thinking of that you did not get as a kid but fully understand now. It can be fun to just take some time to re-watch things, and maybe even get some friends together to join you. I mean, how many times have you bonded with others over shows you used to watch as a kid? Sometimes, re-watching a show will also make you realize “okay, that’s why I turned out the way I did.”

I think, if anything, this is just more proof of how much we grow. Our tastes change and we no longer like the things we did as a kid, or we grow to love it more now that we can understand it better. These stories might not always have the childhood magic they did when we were kids, but hey, that’s the reality of re-watching things from childhood.