Time travel may not be real, but we're doing our best
When a year as universally horrible as 2016 rolls around, it’s hard not to get nostalgic for a simpler time. As the worldwide-shame-fest that was the last 12 months wore on, it became apparent that we needed to go back. How did we do that? Well, I think that we all just silently agreed to go back to 2006 and fight like hell to stay there.
Here’s the proof…
1. Disney Channel Original Movies came back
If you were a tween, Disney Channel Original Movies were the height of 2006 entertainment (let’s be real, if you clicked on this you probably were). You remember it, right? They were on every night at 8/7c and they were amazing. Cadet Kelly, Halloweentown, Zenon? Classics. All of them. But then, Disney Channel stopped airing them and life got really, really dark.
And we all cried tears of joy!
That is, until this summer. With the release of Disney Channel’s 100th film they also gave us something even better (no offense, Adventures in Babysitting): a marathon of all 99 of the previous DCOMs. For the first time since our tween years, we were able to see Smart House, Pixel Perfect, and Read It and Weep on television! This was an especially big deal because some of the films had never been released for purchase and it’s really hard to hide in 2006 when you can’t watch your Disney movies, okay?
2. We got to go back to Stars Hollow
Duh. Like, Duh. The hugely anticipated Gilmore Girls revival happened this year and let us all transport back in time to the days when the biggest thing we had to worry about was Tom Cruise jumping on the couch with Oprah and that Screech was in a porno. Of course, Gilmore Girls was nearing its end in 2006, but Season 6 was strong and was considered by many fans to be the last realGilmore season that we got on network television.