What was your favorite cartoon channel growing up? Disney and Cartoon Network definitely had great content (Disney Channel Original Movies were ~the best~), but I've always had a soft spot for Nickelodeon originals. If you're feeling nostalgic and in the mood to revisit your TV show faves, here's a quick roundup of the series currently available on Netflix—happy binge-watching!
1. Avatar: The Last Airbender
"Water. Earth. Fire. Air. My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, a time of peace when the Avatar kept balance between the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked..." Most fans of ATLA have probably memorized Katara's intro voiceover. The show centers around the adventures of Aang, the Avatar and only living Air bender. Together with his friends Sokka, Katara, and later on Toph, the group work together to put a stop to the Fire Nation's plans for world domination.
Why you should watch it: The animation and storyline is amazing, the differences in elemental bending styles were clearly thought out, and Zuko has one of the best character arcs EVER, period.
2. Totally Spies
Totally Spies is about three girls, Sam, Clover, and Alex. The trio of highschoolers live in Beverly Hills, California, and work as undercover secret agents—all the while balancing school, boys, and regular teenage drama.
Why you should watch it: There are so many extremely relatable moments (from first crushes, to high school popularity contests, and more). Plus, the super cool gadgets will have you wishing they *really* existed!
3. Spongebob Squarepants
Follow along the adventures of Spongebob Squarepants and his friends in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom—you can actually pick and choose episodes since for the most part, it's not a continuous chronological series!
Why you should watch it: Admit it, we all want to recreate the Krabby Patty recipe IRL. The show is also a great source for pop culture references and inside jokes you see on the internet. The timekeeping ("10 years later...") just makes everything funnier.
If you were a huge Glee fan, you've probably already seen this show. Aspiring singer Tori attends a performing arts highschool for talented teens, and makes friends and enemies alike one musical-slash-stage performance after the other. Cue the drama!
Why you should watch it: All the familiar faces from your OG fave TV shows either star in it or make a cameo appearance—we're talking Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, and Avan Jogia, to name a few!
5. Sam & Cat
A spin-off of Victorious, the show stars iCarly's Jennette McCurdy as Sam and Victorious' Ariana Grande as Cat. The two girls coincidentally meet up, become roommates, and decide to start an after-school babysitting business together to earn some extra money.
Why you should watch it: If you're a fan of both iCarly and Victorious, this is a must-see. The duo's crazy adventures will leave you laughing and/or scratching your head in disbelief!
6. Jimmy Neutron
Jimmy Neutron is a genius fifth grader and inventor. Along with his robotic dog Goddard and best friends Carl and Sheen, get ready for Jimmy's fun and mischief as he experiments with new devices while attending Lindberg Elementary School—what could possibly go wrong? (Lots, actually.)
Why you should watch it: THE INVENTIONS. We've all had those lazy mornings when we wanted nothing more to just stay in bed. Imagine have everything done for us automatically—from making the bed, to getting dressed, to having your hair styled!
7. Rugrats: The Movie
Okay so it's not the actual series, but Rugrats fans can still enjoy watching their fave toddlers Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and Angelica deal with a new baby—Tommy's spoiled younger brother Dil!
Why you should watch it: This is the perfect film to watch if you're currently angry at your sibling, LOL. Dil *definitely* needs a behavior check, so laugh along in frustration as the toddlers try different ways to deal with the new spoiled baby in their midst!
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