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10 Superheroes You Forgot Had Movies Before They Joined The MCU

Over the past decade, Marvel has been the leading company when it comes to superhero flicks. They kick-started the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008 with Iron Man, but since then have released dozens of movies with different Marvel characters.

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The MCU has made these characters more popular than they already were, but some of them had gotten movies prior to being a part of the MCU. With many of these characters being created in the ‘60s, it wasn’t long before the superheroes were given live-action movies and TV shows. Here are 10 Superheros You Forgot Had Movies Before They Joined The MCU.

10 Captain America

Chris Evans is most known today for his role as Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, but he wasn’t the first actor to wield the shield. Captain America is one of the oldest heroes on this list, with Joe Simon and Jack Kirby creating the character back in 1941.

Three years later, the character was given a serial with Dick Purcell playing Cap, but the character also got TV movies in 1979 (starring Reb Brown) and in 1990 (starring Matt Salinger). Despite the character being a popular superhero, neither of the TV movies were well received.

9 The Punisher

While Jon Bernthal portrayed Frank Castle for two seasons of Netflix’s The Punisher before it was canceled, a handful of other actors played the character before him. The first time the Punisher graced the big screen was back in 1989 with Dolph Lundgren in the role of the infamous vigilante, but the film received mostly negative reviews.

Thomas Jane then took on the role in the 2004 film The Punisher, before being replaced by Ray Stevenson for Punisher: War Zone. None of these three films got very good reviews, but most people agree that Bernthal and the creative team at Netflix did the character justice.

8 Howard The Duck

When most people think of superheroes and comic books, usually they don’t think of an anthropomorphic duck named Howard. Despite being unlike most superheroes, Howard the Duck is a Marvel character that got his own film in 1986. The film was directed by Willard Huyck and starred Ed Gale as Howard, with Lea Thompson and Tim Robbins.

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The film was widely panned by fans and critics, but the character has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Howard first appeared during the end credits scene for Guardians of the Galaxy but also made appearances in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Endgame.

7 Daredevil

Daredevil was created back in 1964 by Stan Lee and Bill Everett. The character was first played by Rex Smith in the 1989 TV film The Trial of the Incredible Hulk. That being said, Ben Affleck is more notorious for his role of Daredevil. Upon its release in 2003, Daredevil got negative reviews.

Despite the film being criticized, many people would agree that the darker director’s cut of the film is what really should have been theatrically released. Ben Affleck was given another shot at a superhero role when he was cast as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Daredevil was redeemed when Charlie Cox took on the role for Netflix’s Daredevil.

6 Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he became a character on the fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The character was played by Gabriel Luna, who will also be starring in a solo Ghost Rider TV show on Hulu in 2020. Before that, however, Nicolas Cage was the face of Ghost Rider.

Cage appeared in two Ghost Rider films while Sony Pictures still owned the rights to the character. The 2007 film received negative reviews, but the sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, got even poorer reviews. Eventually, Ghost Rider could get his own film in the MCU, but for now, the character is sticking to the small screen.

5 Doctor Strange

Doctor Stephen Strange was first mentioned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: The Winter Soldier when Agent Jasper Sitwell mentions him in passing. A few years later, the character got his solo film with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the Sorcerer Supreme.

Strange has been an instrumental part of the battle against Thanos, but before that, he went up against Morgan le Fay in the 1978 TV movie Dr. Strange. The movie was directed and written by Philip DeGuere with Peter Hooten starring as Strange. The film was made in hopes of giving the character a TV series, but the film faced negative reviews and low ratings, meaning a TV show was out of the question.

4 The Hulk

Mark Ruffalo has yet to get a solo movie in the MCU, but Edward Norton brought the character to the MCU in The Incredible Hulk. Before that, though, Eric Bana starred in Ang Lee’s Hulk. The film got mixed reviews, but the live-action TV series that aired from 1978 to 1982 got much better reviews.

The series spawned several TV movies, most notably The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, which starred Bill Bixby as Bruce Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Incredible Hulk. The film not only included Daredevil but also marked Stan Lee’s first appearance in a Marvel movie.

3 Elektra

Despite Ben Affleck’s Daredevil getting negative reviews, the film did well enough at the box office to warrant a spin-off featuring the character Elektra. Elektra Natchios, played by Jennifer Garner, had a big role in Daredevil, making her an obvious choice for a spin-off.

The 2005 film sees Elektra being resurrected by Stick before protecting a family from The Hand. Most people didn’t enjoy the film, which was made clear by its poor box office performance. Thankfully, Elektra was redeemed when Élodie Yung played the character in Netflix’s Daredevil starting in season 2. The actress later reprised the role for The Defenders in 2017.

2 Spider-Man

Comic book fans were ecstatic when they found out that Spider-Man was finally going to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland was cast in the role, first appearing in Captain America: Civil War before getting his own solo films Spider-Man: Homecoming and the recently-released Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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Spider-Man had gotten several films prior to him joining the MCU, including Sam Raimi’s three Spider-Man films starring Tobey Maguire and Marc Webb’s two Amazing Spider-Man films with Andrew Garfield. Long before those, however, Nicholas Hammond played Peter Parker in the 90-minute Spider-Man TV movie. The film acts as a pilot to CBS’ The Amazing Spider-Man TV series, which ran for two seasons from 1977 to 1979.

1 Nick Fury

Samuel L. Jackson’s character Nick Fury has played a huge part in tying together the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since his appearance in the post-credits scene of Iron Man. Before that, though, another famous actor took on the role. In 1998, David Hasselhoff played Nick Fury for the TV movie Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The film sees Fury come out of retirement to help the government defeat HYDRA, who plans on attacking Manhattan. The movie was meant to be a pilot for a new TV series featuring the Marvel character, but since the film got poor reviews, the series was never picked up.

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2019-07-12 01:07:03

Christopher Fiduccia

10 Actors You Forgot Voiced Characters On Avatar And Legend Of Korra

When Avatar fans watched the first episode of The Dragon Prince, the moment Callum started speaking an image of Sokka immediately popped up at the recognition of Jack DeSena’s voice. Understandable, but not all voices are quite so obvious, even to super-fans. Sometimes, even if we do recognize the voice we can’t quite remember who it belongs to. Other times, the actors change their voice so drastically that it’s virtually impossible to tell who the voice belongs to.

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Over the course of three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender and four seasons of The Legend of Korra, a lot of actors provided voices for the myriad of characters. Here are some big names you may have missed, or forgotten, did voices on Avatar and Korra.

10 RON PERLMAN

One of the many reboots we’re getting this year is Hellboy. The original film by Guillermo del Toro came out fifteen years ago and it starred Ron Perlman, who is still best known for portraying Hellboy. Perlman has also done many voice roles, including Slade on Teen Titans, The Stabbington Brothers on Tangled, The Lich on Adventure Time, as well as Fire Lord Sozin on Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The grandfather of Iroh and Ozai, the Fire Lord who instigated the Hundred Year War, Sozin used the fire-enhancing power of a comet to eradicate the Air Nomads in an attempt to eliminate the next Avatar.

9 LISA EDELSTEIN

The Legend of Korra introduced us to Aang and Katara’s three children: Tenzin, Kya, and Bumi. Kya is the couple’s only daughter and the only waterbender. Named after her maternal grandmother, Kya was a skilled healer and waterbender. She helped Team Avatar through some tough times, including the Harmonic Convergence and the whole ordeal with Zaheer.

If the voice of Kya sounded familiar, you may have recognized the actress Lisa Edelstein. Edelstein is best known for portraying Dr. Lisa Cuddy on Fox’s medical drama House. Currently, she’s back in the hospital setting as Dr. Marina Blaize on NBC’s The Good Doctor.

8 ROBERT PATRICK

Aside from firebending, Zuko also possesses masterful skill in swordsmanship, specializing in dual-wielding swordplay, which he learned from the renowned sword master Piandao. That same sword master thought Sokka the art of swordsmanship later in the series. Piandao was voiced by Robert Patrick whom you may remember as Agent John Doggett from The X-Files, T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, or Agent Frank Gallo on Scorpion.

Fun fact, Piandao described the use of the sword as an “extra-long, really sharp arm” alluding to Patrick’s role as the T-1000, who had a penchant for turning his arms into swords.

7 AUBREY PLAZA

In season two of The Legend of Korra, we meet some of Korra’s closest relatives: the twins Desna and Eska. Bolin approached Eska with the intention of charming her and Eska, thinking it be interesting to spend some time with someone who’s ways are uncultured, proclaimed he was now hers. Though, it’s debatable whether she meant as a boyfriend or a slave.

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The bossy and comically serious Eska is voiced by Aubrey Plaza, who’s best known as April Ludgate on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, as well as her deadpan-style comedy. Unsurprisingly, Plaza turned Eska into a hilarious character with her outstanding performance.

6 MARK HAMILL

Mark Hamill is, of course, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise. But, he also has a reputation as a prolific voice actor, famously voicing the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, which many believe to be the best version of the villain ever put on the screen. Alongside his many voice acting roles, Hamill provided the voice for the big bad in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fire Lord Ozai.

In what is widely considered one of his best voice acting roles, Hamill managed to convey a truly frightening man bent on world domination. The mere sound of Hamill’s voice was enough to intimidate both the characters on the show and those of us watching.

5 J. K. SIMMONS

J. K. Simmons is certainly a man who needs no introduction. The winner of many prestigious awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Whiplash, Simmons’ filmography is nothing short of impressive, whether we’re talking movies or TV shows. Marvel fans will forever remember him as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, which is probably his most popular role.

But, fans of The Legend of Korra should also have fond memories of J. K. Simmons, since he provided the voice for Tenzin, Aang and Katara’s son who becomes Kara’s airbending teacher and spiritual mentor.

4 DANIEL DAE KIM

Daniel Dae Kim, whom you most likely know as Jin from Lost and Chin Ho Kelly from Hawaii Five-o, provided the voice of two different characters – one from Avatar: The Last Airbender, the other from The Legend of Korra. In The Last Airbender, Kim voiced General Fong in the first episode of Book Two: Earth. Fong believed that the only way to end the war was for Aang to go into the Avatar State and defeat Fire Lord Ozai, so he did everything he could to trigger Aang. Including making him think he had killed Katara.

In The Legend of Korra, Kim was the voice of Asami Sato’s father, Hiroshi. Hiroshi Sato was a brilliant inventor and founder of Future Industries, who joined forces with the Equalists but came through for Team Avatar against Kuvira.

3 JASON ISAACS

The leader of the Fire Nation Navy, Admiral Zhao was a powerful firebender who took it upon himself to capture the Avatar, putting him in conflict with Prince Zuko, and, of course, Team Avatar. Zhao orchestrated and led the Siege of the Northern Water Tribe and forced Sokka’s girlfriend to turn into the Moon (damn you, Zhao).

The villainous Admiral was voiced by Jason Isaacs, who is best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies. However, it was his performance in The Patriot that served as inspiration for Zhao. Isaacs said in an interview that he was instructed to “be his American self” when recording the role.

2 GEORGE TAKEI

In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Book One: Water, episode “Imprisoned”, Team Avatar encounters an Earth Kingdom town where earthbending has been outlawed by the Fire Nation. Katara convinces a boy named Haru to use earthbending to save an old man’s life, which lands the boy in prison. She then concocts a plan to get locked up herself and free Haru from the inside.

Inside the horrific prison rig, Katara encounters the cruel warden who treats the prisoners as savages and uses brutal punishments to maintain order and suppress morale. That sadistic warden was voiced by none other than George Takei, aka Sulu from Star Trek.

1 RAMI MALEK

Rami Malek became world famous for his portrayal of Elliot Anderson on USA Network’s Mr. Robot, for which he received wide critical acclaim. In 2019, Malek won an Oscar for Best Actor for his work on the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody in which he played Freddie Mercury.

Before his big break, Malek had a number of supporting roles on TV, including a small part on The Legend of Korra. In several season-one episodes, this Academy Award winner voiced Tahno, a waterbender, and captain of the pro-bending team White Falls Wolfbats. Initially, Tahno was arrogant and sneaky, but he changed his ways after Amon took away his bending.

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2019-03-16 11:03:39

Irina Curovic

20 ’90s Teen Shows Fans Completely Forgot About

In the early days of TV, teenagers struggled to find programming that catered and pandered to their needs. Shows were either for children or adults, often failing to capture the crucial demographic in between. Yet, the ’90s proved to be a seminal period for teen TV as it exploded with an abundance of adolescent-driven comedies and dramas. Seeing the ratings successes and positive reception from the audience, the networks quickly realized that this was an untapped market with immense potential, and invested millions in it.

From the drama of young love to the strong bond of high-school friendship, teen TV did the unthinkable: it transcended its demographic. Viewers from all age groups would tune in to watch the likes of Dawson’s Creek and Blossom every single week. These shows became instant pop-culture sensations, establishing themselves as hot topics around the water coolers at work and the stairs at every school and college.

While teen TV is wildly different now than what it was in the ’90s, older audiences remember the good old days shared with Pacey, Dawson, and all the other pin-ups of the time. Unfortunately, time does forget, and many other classics have withered in the memory. It’s unfair on all those shows, really. We refuse to allow this to happen, though, so we’re about to give your brain a refresher and revive the feelgood vibes of that period.

So, take a stroll down nostalgia lane with us as we showcase 20 ’90s Teen Shows Fans Completely Forgot About.

20 My So-Called Life

For many people, My So-Called Life is solely remembered because of Jared Leto’s star-making role as Jordan Catalano. It’s a shame, because Claire Danes’ Angela Chase was the real MVP of the show and deserves much more credit than she got.

Though it only lasted one season, the teen drama delved into the big issues plaguing society at the time.

It never insulted or spoke down to its audience with a preachy message, choosing to focus on presenting a social problem and a possible solution but also understanding there might be more than one answer. Possibly the show’s biggest strength was its realness. Teenagers spoke and acted like teenagers, and not like highly censored versions of themselves.

19 Clarissa Explains It All

Melissa Joan Hart might be better known as Sabrina, but she cut her teeth on Clarissa Explains It All. It was a quirky sitcom that explored the dynamics of a young girl becoming a woman.

The series creator, Mitchell Kriegman, explained to Flavorwire why he thought it was so popular. “It opened up sitcoms in a lot of different ways for that audience. She was an original voice, she was ahead of the curve, and encouraged everyone to be ahead of the curve. It was the show of a generation. Obviously it was the beginning of Nickelodeon being 24/7, but there was other stuff, too,” he said. Additionally, who could ever forget the catchy theme song courtesy of Rachel Sweet?

18 Weird Science

John Hughes’ Weird Science became a cult hit in the ’80s, as it successfully blended science fiction with comedy. Unexpectedly, a reimagining of it was released as a TV series in 1994. Of course, none of the movie’s original cast members returned for the TV show, but it still followed the same premise as the movie: two high-school students use a computer to create the perfect woman who possesses the powers of a genie.

Against all odds, the series ran for five seasons and 88 episodes.

While the TV show isn’t remembered as fondly as the movie is, it certainly gave us enough laughs and more than its fair share of entertainment in the mid ’90s.

17 Malibu Shores

Created by Aaron Spelling and starring Keri Russell and Tony Lucca, Malibu Shores was meant to be the next big thing on TV. However, it didn’t exactly set its timeslot on fire and was canceled after 10 episodes. Speaking to TV Guide, Lucca discussed his memories of the show, admitting he enjoyed his time but is happy it didn’t go on forever.

“Driving to Malibu every day to go to work on Malibu Shores didn’t suck. But thank God that was short-lived, you know? It could have been detrimental had it gone on too long,” he said. “We had a Saturday at 8 o’clock timeslot, so it seemed doomed from the get-go and you wonder who was in on the sabotage [laughs].”

16 Sweet Valley High

When news broke that a TV show based on Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High book series would be released, fans rejoiced. The best part is that it actually captured the magic of the novels and added its own comedy-drama twist.

Starring twin sisters Brittany and Cynthia Daniel, Sweet Valley High aired for 88 episodes and many fans were devastated when the series ended because of low ratings.

In 2015, Brittany mentioned there are talks of a reboot to Entertainment Weekly. “We have a conversation with Francine Pascal in the next couple of weeks, so yeah, we’re definitely interested in doing a reboot,” she said. Well, it’s been a few years now, Brittany. Do you have any feedback for us?

15 Get Real

It’s not often that a TV show presents us with more than one young performer who’d go on to achieve massive success in Hollywood, but Get Real did just that. Both Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg started their long walks to fame on the program and stole the spotlight from their co-stars.

The comedy-drama explored the lives of the dysfunctional Green family, as the parents dealt with a midlife crisis and the children embarked on the hormonal journey known as the teenage years. It only aired for 20 episodes, but there were some interesting topics discussed in that time. With Eisenberg and Hathaway’s astronomical fame, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see this series receive a revival ever again.

14 Boy Meets World

Ben Savage proved that talent runs in the family as he followed his older brother, Fred, in becoming a household name, thanks to Boy Meets World. Chatting with Rolling Stone, Savage explained what the show meant to him. “I knew it was a highly-regarded show, and I know it holds a special place in people’s hearts after all this time. Like I said, it’s very flattering. But, you know, the other thing is, it was a big part of my childhood as well,” he said.

“As important as it is to a lot of fans and a lot of people who watched our show, it’s just as important to me after all this time. It was an integral part of my life too, obviously.”

13 Kenan & Kel

We first met Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell on the live-action sketch show All That. Their chemistry was so apparent that it led to them receiving their own sitcom, Kenan & Kel. For four seasons, Kenan and Kel made us laugh until our stomachs hurt.

It was one of the funniest shows on TV, even if it wasn’t always revered in the same light as other comedies of the era.

After the series ended, the two stars lost touch before finally reuniting years later. As Thompson told the Huffington Post: “It was immediate, like I had seen him yesterday or something like that. He had gone through his own tribulations or whatever and he was on the other side of that finally.”

12 Popular

Before Ryan Murphy was messing with our minds on American Horror Story, he co-created Popular with Gina Matthews. Starring Leslie Bibb and Carly Pope, the show was about two teenage girls, on the opposite ends of the popularity totem pole, who were forced to get along after their parents marry.

While it only aired for two seasons, it displayed both sides of the high-school coin, as we cheered for everyone to come together as one group of friends. It also wasn’t afraid of tackling tough issues, even if it did so in a roundabout way. The likes of Bibb and Pope have gone on to have their own successful careers in film and TV, which is their just rewards after their sensational performances here.

11 Roswell

Everyone has heard a story about Roswell, New Mexico, so when a teen sci-fi drama based on Roswell High was released, it appealed to a new audience. It was like The X-Files, but with more charm and love stories. Sadly, it only lasted three seasons.

“I think we all feel in some small way that we were cut short,” Jason Behr, who portrayed Max Evans on the show, told Entertainment Weekly. “And that’s not to blame anyone or whatever else, I’m just saying everyone gets their time and then you’re gone, but it was one where I felt there was so much more potential for that show to go on longer. There were so many more stories to explore and so much more to tell.”

10 Party Of Five

In many ways, Dawson’s Creek would’ve never existed if Party of Five hadn’t laid the groundwork for other teen dramas.

Airing for six seasons, it didn’t ever dominate the ratings war, but it did receive numerous nominations and awards.

Scott Wolf, who starred as Bailey Salinger, revealed to Vulture that the cast and crew thought the series would be canceled all the time. “There was always this sense [that] we might get cancelled at any second,” he said. “We used to come to the set and kind of trepidatiously flick the light switch. Does it work? Do we still have power? We aired on Monday nights at first, so Tuesday was like, ‘Lights? Okay, we’re still at it.'”

9 Daria

Before Rick & Morty gave us existential crises week after week, Daria utilized sarcasm to provide stinging commentary about the world around us. As a spin-off of Beavis and Butt-Head, it also contained the same sort of razor-sharp humor and misanthropy.

The series’ story editor, Glenn Eichler, summed up to The Washington Post why Daria appealed to the generation of the time. “It’s just part of high school – some people mature quickly intellectually, but they’re stuck in this Romper Room mentality,” he said “They wish they had someone to turn to and say, ‘Aren’t these people stupid?'” Daria aired for five successful seasons and a reboot titled Daria & Jodie was recently announced this year.

8 Freaks And Geeks

Paul Feig is a name familiar to moviegoers, after having directed Bridesmaids, Spy, and the recent A Simple Favor. In 1999, he was the brains behind Freaks and Geeks, a teen comedy-drama series that starred Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, James Franco, and Seth Rogan.

Despite the show’s short-lived run, it launched the careers of its cast members and established itself as a cult classic. Feig told Paste how the cancelation proved to be a blessing in disguise. “It getting canceled early also gave us a lot of people who were defenders carrying the torch for us, beyond what we were doing. Obviously, I was desperate for anybody to see it. We really had loyal, vocal fans when we were on,” he said.

7 Breaker High

Breaker High didn’t exactly reinvent teen TV. Sure, it tackled a few issues such as dating and friendships, but it didn’t step into more controversial territory.

If anything, the series’ strongest selling point was that it was about a high school set on a cruise ship – oh, and Ryan Gosling in an early role.

Speaking about the experience of working with Gosling and appearing on the show, Tyler Labine, who portrayed Jimmy Mortimor Farrell, told Interview Magazine: “It was awesome. Ryan and I became really good friends. I taught him how to drive a car. And it was almost like I was a member of a boy band in Canada for awhile. It was so wildly popular.”

6 California Dreams

Every teenager dreams of forming a musical outfit with his/her friends. The thoughts of superstardom and grandeur are hard to shake off. California Dreams was the TV embodiment of this as a group of friends formed the titular band. The sitcom aired for five seasons and included the likes of Brentley Gore and Kelly Packard among the cast members. Surprisingly, it didn’t shy away from tackling some real-life music industry problems, such as being ripped off by promoters and managers.

Fortunately, the series didn’t end on a cliffhanger and was planned out. The California Dreams played their final gig together, then said their tearful goodbyes. Mind you, there wasn’t a dry eye on the other side of the screen either.

5 Sabrina The Teenage Witch

We’re all aware of the upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Much like love, though, you’ll never forget your first and that was Sabrina the Teenage Witch, starring Melissa Joan Hart. Speaking to Yahoo about her role as Sabrina Spellman, Hart said: “The roles you play are kind of like your children, so you look on them fondly, but you also know their flaws.”

She added that the cast made for an unforgettable experience. “We found every moment we could to celebrate the friendship we had on that set and the fun we were having and the fact that we all got such a long shot at a job for seven years, which is so rare in this industry.”

4 The Famous Jett Jackson

Even as we reminisce about The Famous Jett Jackson, it’s hard to do so without a sense of sadness since the show’s star Lee Thompson Young took his life in 2013.

As the teenage-actor-playing-a-spy Jett Jackson, Thompson combined the thrills of James Bond with a relatable coming-of-age story.

The storylines weren’t the only drawing card for the series as it featured guest stars such as Hayden Christensen, Destiny’s Child, and Britney Spears. This coupled with the excitement and action made The Famous Jett Jackson an unmissable show in the late ’90s. The series might’ve only consisted of three seasons, but they were of the highest quality and standard. Even to this day, there’s nothing quite like this program on TV.

3 Clueless

Inspired by the Alicia Silverstone movie, Clueless was a hot favorite of the TGIF programming block. It had fashion, drama, comedy, and all the cool kids – what more could you ask for? Despite a decent start, the show was canceled by ABC because of low ratings. The reruns proved to be popular in a different timeslot, but ABC couldn’t get the series back since UPN had swooped in and purchased the rights.

Still, ABC made life extremely difficult for UPN and prevented the network from airing Clueless until its own contract ran out. The show lasted for two seasons on UPN before being canceled for low rating as well. Sigh. Why didn’t you watch Clueless?

2 That ’70s Show

Hanging out… Down the street… If anything, That ’70s Show should be remembered for having the catchiest theme song of all time. It also helped that the series was funnier than most shows in the ’90s and tackled the ’70s shtick with aplomb. There have been talks about a possible reunion, but Ashton Kutcher, who played Michael Kelso, isn’t too keen on the idea.

“Whenever something is great, the first thing people want to have happen is to have it rebuilt, redone; they want more of what they love. But the minute you try to do that, in a lot of cases you end up losing the thing that was beautiful about it in the first place,” he told Entertainment Weekly. Fair enough, we suppose.

1 The Secret World Of Alex Mack

Replacing Clarissa Explains It All was never going to be easy, but The Secret Life of Alex Mack managed to charm its way into our living rooms. It pretty much was one of the only superhero TV shows on at the time – and a good one at that.

It also turned its lead, Larisa Oleynik, into an overnight sensation and teen idol.

Reminiscing with the Huffington Post, Oleynik discussed the show and its aftermath. “It’s funny because for a period of time it was very uncool to be Alex Mack, and so I’m glad that it’s like cool and retro. I still get people asking me to turn into a puddle. It’s kind of funny and cute,” she said.

Are there any other ’90s teen shows that most fans have forgotten? Let us know in the comments!



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2018-10-03 04:10:16 – Sergio Pereira