This feature is a TOP FIVE list of various things, which is replacing the “Loves” feature I was doing. It will count down to my number one of whatever that featured list is. There may even be some honorable mentions on the list, depending on the topic. You will notice that this week the five is a little more like six, but you will see why below. 🙂 My criteria is that the program’s first episode had to be in that particular decade, so anything between 2000-2009 is eligible for this list.
This FIVE LIST is…
Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi (2004)
I adore this show. I have not been able to watch a lot of episodes because it is super hard to find these days, but I loved this show. The main characters are based on a Japanese pop rock group that consisted of two females. The show also has a character that is an old man that is supposedly their manager. Many episodes have them on their tour bus and having something happen to them. This show was just a fun and quirky one, which is why it is on the list. I have enjoyed and loved every single episode I have been able to see. If I had been able to see more episodes this would have probably been higher on the list.
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (2004)
This I have seen numerous episodes of. I have enjoyed every single episode. I find it hard to talk about why I enjoy this one? Maybe it is because… OH NO!!! COCO COCO COCO COCO… Sorry my blog was temporarily taken over by one of the characters of this show. I had to run her off in order to continue! Yes, I am trying to hint who my favorite character on this show was and yes, her name was COCO. I also love Eduardo, the purple character you can see above in the picture. He has such a big heart and loves his friends. I found this show to be sometimes annoying when Bloo was the main focus, but overall I enjoyed this show about a house of imaginary friends. I would love to see more episodes, which is possible since this is available to stream on Hulu, the last time I checked.
Mucha Lucha! (2002)
I didn’t get to watch this as a child. I watched the few episodes I have seen as an adult and this show has so much love by me. This is because of one character, SNOW PEA. I love that little guy. It is also the friendships present in this show that make me enjoy it. Yes, this is a somewhat “wrestling” themed show, which I am not a huge fan of wrestling personally (was always more of a soap opera fan). I did not find myself taken away from the overall action because of the wrestling aspect though. I love that most of the characters just want to be the best they can be and they want to fight to be the best Lucha in the WORLD!
Invader Zim (2001)
This is a show that I am not sure I would have watched without some prodding. It just seemed like a show I would not enjoy based on the artwork. I avoided this, but then my partner had me watch it. He loves the show and so I said I would give it a chance. I found myself immersed into Zim’s world. I was interested mostly in Gir for most of the episodes that I saw and it was his little moments that kept me wanting to see more. I eventually found Gaz growing on me as well. I was shocked to have fallen in love with this show, but I am glad I did. I am looking forward to the movie that they are making for it called “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!”
Before I reveal my #1 00s cartoon choice, here are some cartoons that came really close to making it on my list.
HONORABLE MENTIONS –
Lilo and Stitch: The Series
The Proud Family
Baby Looney Tunes
and now onto the top 2000s Cartoon that I love!!!
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (2005)
This is still another one that I didn’t get to watch as a child. I watched this several years back and couldn’t stop watching. I watched every single episode in about a week. I started watching it for two reasons: Judd Winick and the premise felt very BUFFY, THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. The difference is, of course, it is a cartoon. I loved the dynamics of the little brother and the pug dog that helped them. Yes, there is a talking pug dog that is really, well you will have to watch to understand what he is exactly. The other part of this that I loved was that their grandmother had previously been “The Chosen One” so there is a bit of her in here helping Juniper as well. It is just a light-hearted take on that particular premise and often it is a laugh riot. I will probably watch this again soon because it is that good.