Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Hub: Retro TV rules!

A TV channel from Hasbro?

On Sunday, Discovery Kids was renamed The Hub, and it is now a co-production of Hasbro Toys and Discovery Channel.

In the old days, our parents probably would have freaked out and said "a channel that's trying to sell us toys? More so than they already do? Nice try, but you're not watching." But now, in this world of 500+ channels, it kind of blends in with all the others.

And as a retro freak, I'm actually kind of excited about it. Just listen to some of the shows. The 1960s "Batman." "Strawberry Shortcake." "Family Ties." "Doogie Howser, M.D." "Transformers." "G.I. Joe." "Happy Days" AND "Laverne and Shirley." "Pound Puppies." "Fraggle Rock."

Yeah, you heard me. It's a weird little slice of nostalgia heaven. Add in some retromercials and I may just settle in with some Bugles and a gallon of Ecto-Cooler and never leave the house again.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

Oh no! This tempts me to upgrade my cable package!