Tom and Jerry Kids: I've actually heard some not-really-positive things about this show. However, I myself think it's the third best revival of the classic Tom and Jerry shorts (Tom and Jerry Tales is second, and the Jones shorts are the best, not counting the Hanna and Barbera originals, obviously), partly from nostalgia stemming from watching it on Cartoon Network
during the early days of my cable company's coverage of it. Of course, I do genuinely like the show. Sure, the writing was sometimes weak, but it did have its merits. First, it was vastly superior to the Gene Deitch shorts (which I found insane, but forgetting to be funny), the 70's series (which shoehorned them into being friends), and the Filmation series (which, while a nice return to roots, was severely undermined by shoddy animation
and sub-par writing). It also had some of the funniest gags in a Hanna-Barbera
series (particularly the Droopy
segments, which were a nice sentiment to the Tex Avery
originals). It wasn't afraid to experiment with new characters, either (even is some were similar to other well-known characters). Yeesh, this paragraph's getting long, so I'd better move along...