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Unfortunately, that TV show ran into a bunch of copy right issues and that's why it has never been on a streaming service.

If you have a DVD player you can order a box set of the episodes though the music is slightly changed to comply with the music issues.

(I still recommend doing so, very much worth it!)

Anyways, the show has Ed the Shaman in Training fighting demons for people. In one memorable episode he fights the demon of "external validation" for someone.

Back in the early 00s when I first saw that (episode aired first in the mid 90s) it really stuck with me. It was all about not relying on "external validation" and how unhealthy it was to base your self worth on what others think of you.

I think its a lesson we all really need these days, but seem to have lost.

Unfortunately, that TV show ran into a bunch of copy right issues and that's why it has never been on a streaming service. If you have a DVD player you can order a box set of the episodes though the music is slightly changed to comply with the music issues. (I still recommend doing so, very much worth it!) Anyways, the show has Ed the Shaman in Training fighting demons for people. In one memorable episode he fights the demon of "external validation" for someone. Back in the early 00s when I first saw that (episode aired first in the mid 90s) it really stuck with me. It was all about not relying on "external validation" and how unhealthy it was to base your self worth on what others think of you. I think its a lesson we all really need these days, but seem to have lost.

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[–] GelatinousRube 12 points (+12|-0)

It was a good show. I've been thinking of rewatching it. I don't remember that particular plot point, but I do remember Ed. And that really sounds consistent with the values I heard then. I think that was something Gen X internalized as we raised ourselves. Ha.

[–] KBash 6 points (+6|-0)

“As we raised ourselves”- never heard it phrased that way before. As an older millennial with irresponsible Boomer parents, I wholeheartedly concur.

[–] GelatinousRube 1 points (+1|-0)

I'm in your boat. I'm a "Xennial" latchkey kid who had young boomer parents who were very "go play in traffic." It was fine.

I loved that show! It was really charming. I never knew why it wasn't on streaming services. Thanks for solving that for me.

Of a similar era - remember 30-something? I just heard they are doing a sequel to it, with the kids all grown up and in their 30s themselves.

I didn't see that one! Maybe it'll stream one day. I'm 41, so was actually just a bit too young to appreciate NE when it aired. I watched the entire season when I was about 22 when I had a friend who had all the episodes on VHS tape that his sister had recorded when they originally aired.