My daughter watches a show on Disney named Jessie, it drives me nuts! Jessie is so annoying and a terrible actress, the butler is a horrible actor as well. I know these kids shows don't have Emmy worthy performances, but I can't stand it when they just recite lines with overacting voice inflections... ughhh. What things do your kids watch that make you want to tear you hair out?
There's a few on Nick Jr. like Max & Ruby, Dora and Team Umizoomi (sp?). I know they are designed to educate through repetition and pattern recognition, but holy shit can they write a plot around them?
I don't mind Max & Ruby or Team Umizoomi. But I really can't get into Jake & The Neverland Pirates. Thankfully, my kids tend to enjoy a lot of the same things that I did (do). Scooby Doo, TMNT, Pac-Man, etc.
As an example of extremes: I can't stand when the older ones watch any of the McFarlaine cartoons. Too much vulgarity for me and seeing them laugh at jokes designed for my generation (That I know they dont grasp)makes me wonder about their intelligence level. Other end of the spectrum would be any "educational" cartoon on Nick or Disney these days. My youngest puts that junk on for background noise and the sheer monotony of them sucks.
I really can't say as I don't have kids but I do have a two-year-old niece and she loves lots of the shows on TV. I actually like them and none of them really seem to bother me. She just loves watching The Wiggles they seem to be her favorite thing.
No critters by my part but I do have a niece. Last week I had to stay at my brother's and good ol' uncle sit for a while with her to watch tv. She kinda like this show Sam and Cat. I have to say that this show have the uncanny ability to irritate my inner core with the voice of one of the girls. For fuck sakes I just wanted to smack some sense on her.