Well, here's my list of favorite animated television series. Most of these are kid-friendly, but not all of them, so hopefully you'll be smart enough to know which of these are only appropriate for adults. Oh, and if you're waiting for Spongebob, you'll want to look elsewhere.
Funny, satirical, and willing to poke fun at everyone, The Simpsons won their way into my heart with their subversive story-lines and silliness. In fact, sometimes I wish I was part of their family more than my own. LOL!
Outside of Nolan's Batman films, this animated series is probably the most faithful interpretation of the legendary comic book character and his world. Dark, edgy, and full of great action, Batman: The Animated Series is a classic.
As far as animation goes, X-Men is perhaps the most visually perfect attempt to adapt comics to the small screen. The characters are as true to their origins as in the comics, even if the stories aren't as well-written.
One of the more sophisticated shows that MTV has put out, Daria was also one of the few animated series that felt truly believable to me during my teen angst phase. I wish it would get a proper DVD release...
Man, this one started off great, but went downhill in the late '90s. I miss the old adventures of the Rugrats gang before they introduced Dil and the other new kids. Probably one of the most imaginative and clever children's cartoons out there.
Any show that features a talking wallaby named Rocko and his pet dog Spunky and featured an opening theme song performed by The B-52's is automatically the bomb! One of my favorite of the irreverent and slightly controversial early Nickelodeon shows.
One part social satire, one part family comedy, and all funny. People still argue about whether Mike Judge's sitcoms were making fun of redneck and white trash culture or giving them a loving jab, but either way he managed to tell some hilariously poignant stories with a cast of great characters.
Basically, what we have here is a classic animated series that took the premise and the characters of The Honeymooners and set them up in prehistoric days. Historically anachronistic and often simplistic, but at the same time lovable and timeless. I wish I could have a pet dinosaur named Dino.
This was a great Nickelodeon show and I always used to watch it after coming home from school, along with Rugrats, but then in the late '90s it ended up being bought out by Disney and it went downhill after that. The early episodes are still classic though!
A cult classic animated series for sure. I remember thinking this was the greatest when I was between the ages of 6-10... until Gargoyles blew it out of the water (no pun intended). But all in all, still one of the best and most underrated animated kid shows I've ever seen.
I actually dug the show more than the movies, but that's beside the point. I loved the mix of supernatural adventure with goofy comedy. Was I the only one who was thoroughly confused that Lorenzo Music, the guy who voiced Garfield, provided a voice in this too?
It's been so long since I saw this that I don't remember much about it, except that I was a big collector of the comics and the action figures. Probably it wouldn't hold up well now, but back then it was pure action TV for the munchkins!
The animation wasn't bad and the series had a great voice cast and I appreciate the message about saving the environment, but damn, this show was obnoxiously preachy. Plus, what kind of a lame hero is Captain Planet anyway?! He looks like a toothpaste company mascot with his blue skin and green hair.