Smack in the middle of March, Spring Break came along and I was able to catch up on all the television I missed over the semester. With my Hulu subscription, I watched some old episodes of Cartoon Network’s amusing, yet at times dry, Regular Show and the surprisingly good We Bare Bears. I tried my best to catch up in Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and continued my attempt to finish Tina Fey’s 30 Rock – I’m only on S02E09 after almost a year of beginning the series. My efforts to watch more episodes of these shows failed mainly because I was engulfed in the worlds of two brilliant pieces of television. They happened to be FX’s Legion and Cartoon Network’s Samurai Jack.
I was inspired by someone special to write this blog post…..
“I wanna be a kid forever”. It’s a phrase that has slipped off most of our tongues. Back when he had no responsibilities, our imaginations ran wild and everything in the world felt fresh and new. Unfortunately, we all grew up and the beauty of childhood was stripped away. Santa no longer existed, the tooth fairy didn’t place dollars underneath our pillows, and monsters no longer loomed in our closets. The thing is, no one explicitly told us to stop believing these things, it’s just one of those unsaid requirements that becoming an adult entails. With age came more responsibilities, our imaginations became restricted to the whatever a textbook or office paper suggested, a new day was no longer a new adventure but instead a mundane repeat of the last. Of course we all have responsibilities. Jobs to keep, families to support, taxes to pay, etcetera. But why not keep the kid in us? Write outlandish stories, swing on swingsets, or go on spontaneous adventures? Why not be a little more like the Kids Next Door?