Most TV was always crap and then you get a few good things. I don’t think that’s changed except you have to search harder for the good stuff.
Depends on what you get hooked on. I think now it’s about getting hooked on something. I’ve hardly watched much TV in the past few years (I was weaning myself off)
But I’ve noticed some things: I think kids today most likely keep themselves to the kids channels, to which there is only a few. For them, they have their favorite time slots, their favorite programs, stuff in common that they talk about in school and make fun of.
Plus they have the same with Youtube, except there’s no waiting required. Yet somehow, they end up seeing the same big youtube stars.
So, I think what’s improved is access. Less waiting for special events and things.
Oh, kids TV shows get served canned music and stories now too, not to worry I think what’s changed a lot is content creators.
The power of TV networks now are in everybody’s hands, so now there are shows people make just for youtube, and since they’re usually low budget, you get the same kinds of cheesy special fx that were cheap special effects back then too
It was a good question though – made me think I’m wondering about where the drama went though. They have movies of course and TV. But for Youtube? I’m not sure.
Ah! netflix. Anime is where a lot of the drama for kids is now once they’re beyond Disney. Complicated plotlines, characters you get invested in, etc. But I think _mostly_ what they get is comedy or information. Lots of youtube shows are “how to beat [x] game” or “how to hack [x] game” or background trivia on stuff they’re interested in.