Tag: TV

Analysis: Bubble Guppies

Analysis: Bubble Guppies

This show has a diverse cast of characters: 3 girls, 3 boys, a range of races and ethnicities. All the main characters are children, and they are mer-people. The show takes place under the sea. This is annoying. The boys’ fins are basically one piece, and the girls’ fins are […]

Analysis: Bob the Builder

Analysis: Bob the Builder

I was ready to jump in an analyze Bob. My boys LOVED Bob the Builder when they were little. So I jumped in, and quickly discovered that Bob is all wrong now. He was remade in 2015, he is taller and more like adult animation. His machines are larger. They […]

Analysis: Bo on the Go

Analysis: Bo on the Go

I came in with high hopes! A girl lead. Bo has blue hair and rainbow hair ties. Her dragon friend is male. There is an old man wizard who has knowledge and helps Bo. This is another Dora-style show, with the characters calling on viewers to help them solve things. […]

Analysis: Blaze and the Monster Machines

Analysis: Blaze and the Monster Machines

This week’s show is Blaze and the Monster Machines, which is on Nick, Jr. Image Blaze is the name of the main character-the monster truck. AJ is his driver. AJ is a boy (age unspecified, but he does not seem to be grown up)  The monster machines make a lot […]

Analysis: Berenstain Bears

Analysis: Berenstain Bears

Image Note: this is the PBS version of the Berenstain Bears from the early 2000s. Surprisingly, I had few objections to this show [Spoiler: not true]. Sure it was a heteronormative, symmetrical nuclear family. And in the first episode I watched, Mama Bear was a little more concerned with housekeeping […]

Analysis: Animal Mechanicals

Analysis: Animal Mechanicals

Animal Mechanicals Image Cast of Characters: Rex-Mechi-Strong (Male) Unicorn-Mecha-fly (Female) Komodo-Mechana-Gizmo (Male) Mouse Fast (Female Youngest) Sasquatch-stretchy(Male) Island Owl (Female)   Owl only gives mission and that is the only time we see her. Not this owl Photo by Andy Chilton on Unsplash Mission They have to plant a bean. […]