I am looking for good television shows for a seven-to-eight-year-old. Of course, "good" is very vague, so I'll give some examples of what I consider not good, and, while many of you will differ and consider them good, I'd appreciate your putting aside that opinion and instead addressing the question according to mine.
Not good shows include:
- Good Luck Charlie. I turned it on only once and found that the episode was (partially) about dating and a character called another "hot Jake". Totally not appropriate for an eight-year-old. In fact, Disney Channel shows in general are no good AFAICT, for the same reason.
- SpongeBob SquarePants. Besides the age issue (it's on too low a "reading level", if you will), it also heavily features characters insulting each other gratuitously. Again, not appropriate.
- The original animated The Pink Panther Show. Violent.
Good shows include:
- The Andy Griffith Show, which, as far as I recall, was just plain, clean fun. (I could be misremembering, though. I haven't seen it in a while.) Alas, it's not on here.