Except for not watching Due South this describes me a well. Maybe I should try to find Due South! Aside from The X-Files and of course MST3K, the Great Show of the 90’s was Twin Peaks. I remember you could go to the mall and buy a shirt that said “Who killed Laura Palmer?” on it.
I thought MT was great. Not as great as the original maybe? But it had Prince, so…
The talk about Jim Henson reminded me that we lost another giant in the 90’s – Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. If you have any interest in Dr Seuss at all, this biography is great:
The 1980s represent innocence and childhood for me.
The 1990s represent adolescence, adulthood…and the loss of that innocence.
That said, as much as I prefer the 1980s to the 1990s, I would gladly take that decade over this one!
Now to get away from philosophizing…I remember how the 1990s was a lot more technological. Home video kept improving as we got DVDs by the end of the decade. Cable & satellite brought us even more channels, which is how some of us (me included) got access to our beloved MST3K! Computers kept improving too. I remember how big the Internet was. Even though dial-up is primitive by today’s standards of Wi-Fi and smartphones, being able to access message boards, chat rooms and pages loaded with info was mind-blowing for me.
My cable company never had Comedy Central so I was screwed. Last year I lived in the city of that company, mom switched to Dish Network just for Turner Classic Movies around 2002 so I finally got Comedy Central. One I would constantly watch was Beat the Geeks and Conan reruns.
We must have gotten cable in 1990 because I remember seeing advertisements for the Ha! comedy channel. I was more into Nickelodeon at the time though. I was into Comedy Central a few years later and finally discovered MST3K in 1993. I miss being able to turn on MTV or VH1 and just let it be on.