mc97 wrote:Two trains enter, one train leaves!
Okay, so after reading that essay, I have to say I'm willing to give Chuggington a chance, despite it's ridiculous name and that it seems so much a rip-off of Thomas.
I have been absolutely underwhelmed by Thomas for the last few years, for many of the reasons cited in the essay. The thing that bothers me most is that there are never any real consequences. As noted, no matter how badly the engines hose things up, they can always just fix it. If they're late, there is magically still time to put things right. If they've destroyed their freight, another can be had. If they've disobeyed orders, they simply apologize.
I don't want my kids to learn to act like that. I struggle getting them to understand the importance of taking care of things and following rules. I don't need Thomas showing them that selfish recklessness is no big deal, and maybe even kind of fun.
Alright, Chuggington, I'm willing to take a look.