Why Disney Channel Sucks Now


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Dulce Solis Hernandez, Writer

Back in around 2000, was when Disney Channel was striving with excellent programs like Wizards of Waverly Place, That’s So Raven, Hannah Montana, Sonny with a Chance, The Jonas Brothers, Good Luck Charlie, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Cory in the House, and the rest of those older shows. That was when Disney Channel was in its prime and had shows worth watching that kept you entertained with enjoyable content. But now, shows starring on Disney channel are pretty much trash.

The content back then, overall, was much better and delivered a meaningful message throughout its plot. Also, the script included things that were actually comedic that had the audience laughing rather than just saying something and then putting a laugh track in the background so that it feels as though you should be laughing along to the show. In other words, older Disney shows were more genuine and well produced.

I’m not saying that every single show that Disney Channel has put out is terrible. I’m just saying that most shows that have come out are low quality compared to its shows from before. It feels almost as though writers, producers, and directors are doing it so that they can get paid, rather than creating something that is entertaining and purposeful. There are shows that feel repetitive or that have a really poor storyline or the acting being portrayed is pretty mediocre, which only helps further the argument I’m instilling. There’s simply no creativity that goes into these shows and so it makes it all seem rushed and underproduced, which is a bit disappointing because it could’ve had some potential, considering that Disney Channel has come out with some great shows in its past years.

Now in days, the shows aired are school-based, meaning it’s a show that has school as one of it’s main scenes and topics. This is great and all because it may be teaching younger kids about having a positive attitude towards your education but it’s mostly teen and school drama, and I’m sure that the last reason you’d want to watch a show. You mainly watch TV to get away from unnecessary drama from your life and because you have free time, right?

Of course, all of this could be because we’ve grown out of watching kids shows and don’t necessarily find them funny anymore, and our sense of humor might’ve changed, but that doesn’t make my point any less relevant.