One of the best things to happen this semester is that I’ve rediscovered how much I enjoy cartoons. I found a couple of good ones that Cartoon Network now runs, and I’ve begun to watch them pretty regularly – to take my mind off college-related things, and to take me back to my childhood.
Some of these cartoons serve as wonderful social commentaries. But even those that don’t are so wildly entertaining and so well animated, that you can’t help but enjoy them. You fall in love with the characters, their back stories, and every single thing about them. You become invested in their world.
Cartoons take me back to a simpler time. Where the only things I really had to worry about were: what has my mother packed for lunch today? Will I be trading my lunch for a piece of Kyle’s Nutella sandwich?
That’s one of the reasons I’m enjoying them so much.
The other reason is that I am a child at heart and everything about cartoons is amazing. The plots are rarely sequential, so you can get through them without having watched previous episodes. There are tons of clips on the internet, and you can keep finding other similar cartoons to fall in love with.
I’m currently binging We Bare Bears.