Ben 10: The Best Progressive Children’s TV
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Imagine a device coming into your possession that just happens to bestow you with superpowers; the type of superpowers that can only be imagined as befitting to alien creatures. This is exactly what happens to Ben 10. The series began back in 2005 when Ben Tennyson and his cousin Gwen were both 10 years old.
Ben acquires a device that sits neatly on his wrist and gives him these same powers which he uses to ward off his arch enemy Kevin, an 11 year old boy and the more villainous Vilgax. The series is appealing to children as it gives them a character they can identify with who, despite adversity, wins out by doing some really cool stuff and proving, once again, that good wins out over evil.
Children’s TV often sits within a certain time period without progressing and new stories are invented for the characters without them aging – think The Simpsons, Tom and Jerry etc.
The creators of Ben 10 took a different approach and as time has passed, the characters have also aged. Ben 10: Alien Force, screened on Cartoon Network in 2008, sees Ben and his cousin now being 15 years old. Kevin has defected to the good side and the villains keep coming.
The third series of Ben 10, Ultimate Alien, is set when the children have all aged by 1 year and a fourth series is currently under way so lots to look forward to.