Listen, if I hadn't have grown up with this cartoon I probably wouldn't like it as much as I do. I admit that. But the turtles are a lot of goofy fun. More silly than cool, young people loved these guys for a reason. There is lots of 4th wall breaking, silly catchphrases and dumb jokes. Also despite being ninjas they aren't so deadly with their weapons as often times they will resort to dumping trash cans on heads, using nets, water, whatever it takes to subdue the enemy (but only destroy them if they are robots because killing is bad.) So I don't know, if your kid loves the Michael Bay monstrosities they might think these turtles are a little lame, but to me they are a bunch of fun. This is a pretty good selection of episodes and a good way to introduce people to the Turtles.