Hey, this is my first thread so forgive me if I seem inexperienced. I can't speak for all 90s and early 2000s kids when I say that we had a good childhood when it came to television. It was fun, interactive, and tried to cater to what we want. However, reflecting on my childhood and looking at children's television now, it seems as though children's networks don't have as much fun as they do now. Maybe it is because I'm older and there are immature things that lack amusement, but networks like Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, and Nickelodeon seem to have lost their spirit of fun. I have seem this in several ways, but two seem to stick out: the lack of blocks and the lack of engaging bumpers. To the blocks aspect, when I was a kid, the networks had several blocks. Not groups of programs with a tagline to them like today's "blocks", but actual blocks. Blocks that had bumpers. Blocks that had hosts. Blocks that went out of their way to present special programming, such as Toonami's Month of Miyasaki (if I spelled it wrong, please forgive me) and TeenNick's concert series and special guests. Nowadays, "blocks" seem to be nothing more than a group of programs that share a bumper together. Then, there are the bumpers. We used to have bumpers that were pretty engaging as well, from Cartoon Network's City Era bumpers with the characters interacting to even Nick Jr.'s Face bumpers. Now, bumpers seem to focus more on transition rather than entertaining the audience they are serving. Honestly, I know I can come off as preachy, and I know that things have to evolve. I accept that. However, is it just me or does it seem like children's television doesn't have as much fun today as they did before? Also, does anyone think that the networks should try to bring some fun back? For example, maybe Nick or Cartoon Network have an afternoon block.