By Darriell Rhodes

No matter where you grew up, or what culture you have embraced, it is likely that you can name favorite television shows that you enjoyed as a child.

Some HCC students were asked to name their favorite shows, from back in the day, and why.

Alohondro Custis-El , Philadelphia, said his favorite was “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” starring a young, fresh-faced Will Smith who had cool clothes and a fine haircut.

“I grew up watching Will Smith do stand-up comedy,” Custis-El said. “I also grew up watching him in high school basketball.”

Jazzmyn Embray, Wichita, has long found police shows to be fascinating, especially one based in New York.

“Law & Order: SVU” is my favorite,” Embray said.

“I love how it leaves you with so much suspense. I enjoy the situations they act out.

“It is just very interesting because people are really crazy like that and we all need to be aware and know what to do if anything like that happens.”

Jose Guapo, Atlanta, had a one-word answer to describe his ideal television destination.

“ESPN,” Guapo said. “I love sports. Football is my favorite sport to play and watching other sports is cool, too.”

Tierza Arteaga, Garden City, likes a little spice and glamor in his television fare.

“Scandal,” Arteaga said. “It’s very suspenseful. Its also includes the White House and a bunch of secret agents killing people.”

Travis Custis, Philadelphia, chose “Martin,” a highly successful sitcom that aired on Fox Network for five seasons, beginning in 1992. Set in Detroit, the series starred Martin Lawrence in the role of Martin Payne, a radio disc jockey with a ornery and wayward nature.

“I like ‘Martin,’ because my brothers and I grew up watching Martin’s stand ups and movies,” Custis said. “Martin is very funny.”

Corey Castile, Scott, Louisiana, likes “Dragonball Z,” a Japanese series by Akira Toriyama.

It follows the adven-tures of Goku, from childhood through adult-hood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls.

“It’s been my favorite TV show since I was kid, Castile said.

Myles Davis, Lafayette, California, said he likes “Spongebob,” because “the world is too serious sometimes and you just got to chill.”

Adrian Flaggs, New Orleans, likes “Supernatural,” because “It’s full of things that we don’t understand.”

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