Kaboom is one of the two channels that has Pokemon episodes (the other is Cartoon Network). The rest of the Kaboom fare is really weak. They have the Hanna Barbera stuff, which aside from the Flinstones, Jetsons, and Scooby Doo, was always really weak. Boomerang is commercial free, but they spend huge amounts of time promoting themselves with really weird video-remixes (can’t think of another word for them) of their old material, obscure and not-so-obscure. I think these are meant to provoke nostalgia in adults. But the real effect, for me anyway, is to devalue all of it by treating it as throwaway junk. I don’t think the parent company (Turner/Time-Warner) puts much thought or many resources into Boomerang.
Boomerang December 13, 2012