16 Reasons Why Today’s Disney Channel Shows Will Never Be as Good as the Classics

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If you grew up on Louis and Ren's insane sibling rivalry, Raven's cool psychic visions, and Suga Mama's words of wisdom, then consider yourself really lucky.

Us millennials were fortunate enough to have Disney Channel shows that not only entertained us but also taught us important life lessons and values. Classics like Lizzie McGuire and That's So Raven helped shape our identity and our morals (in fact, they still influence us to this day!). And so considering how much of an impact they've had on us, it's no surprise that we get the urge to revisit our childhood by watching the network again from time-to-time.

However, have you ever tried to watch today's shows and realized that they pale in comparison to the older ones? Or have you ever struggled to make it through one full episode? Well, it's not just you, because frankly, most of today's Disney Channel shows fall devastatingly flat.

A popular counterargument is that these shows are meant for the kids of today's generation. Since we (the ones who grew up on the old-school Disney Channel) are adults now, we ought to move on and ditch the Mickey ears for good… And in all fairness, this is a valid argument. After all, times have changed and we can't expect the network to stick to the same kinds of shows when their target demographic is always shifting. However, this doesn't change the fact that most of these shows are less thought-provoking and relatable. And we don't know about you guys, but we'd say that the mark of a really good show is its ability to attract even more than its target audience. So you know what? Our age group isn't the issue here.

Keep in mind that we're not claiming every single Disney Channel show that's on-air right now is bad. We're just saying that if you were to compare them to the older shows, you'd see that they simply don't measure up. Here's why: