Top 10 Things and People that Were in Their "Golden Age" Phase During the 1990s
Where the real meat of the show came from, so it counts
The first 7 seasons in particular.
the first 10 seasons were Epic
Bush, Pearl Jam, SoundGarden/AudioSlave, 95-97 era Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots and Red Hot Chili Peppers just to name a few
Originally the creators of the Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast, along with the first Earthworm Jim's arguably definitive console version on Sega CD (see the inverse of the trope Arson, Murder And Jaywalking for more info)
Nowadays, however, they might as well be dragging their own corpse behind themselves (along with Sonic's, to be quite honest) on a leash for all people care about them anymore (at least Sonic Colors, Generations and Mania are good though)
Sega is the Best.
Originally the makers of Donkey Kong Country, Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct, and (as colossally overrated as I personally find them to be) Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, GoldenEye 007 and Conker's Bad Fur Day
(no, while I personally find Diddy Kong Racing kind of decent, Battletoads does NOT count as a good game; see what the Angry Video Game Nerd said about both it and Silver Surfer going WAY too far with their difficulty for more info)
While all of this stuff (barring Perfect Dark and maybe GoldenEye) certainly was EXTREMELY graphics-over-gameplay, at least it wasn't Kinect mini-game collections (seriously, just you wait for Rareware to turn Banjo-Kazooie into yet another one of those, as if Nuts & Bolts wasn't already stupid enough)
Well yeah, I love classic Donkey Kong Country
Final Fantasy VI-VII, Xenogears, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, Super Metroid, Ocarina Of Time and Majora's Mask, F-Zero and F-Zero X, Earthworm Jim 1 and 2, Sonic CD, PaRappa The Rapper and UmJammer Lammy, Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2, Tetris & Dr. Mario, GoldenEye 64, Kirby Super Star, Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat II, Star Fox and Star Fox 64, Link To The Past, Crash Bandicoot 2 and 3, PS1 Wipeout Trilogy, Super Aleste and SNES Phalanx, Super Castlevania IV and Rondo Of Blood, Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64, Castlevania Bloodlines and Symphony Of The Night, Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse, Streets Of Rage Trilogy, Earthbound, Genesis Sonic Trilogy, Diddy Kong Racing, Super Mario World and Super Mario 64...the list just goes on and on and on
I honestly think video game soundtracks are better nowadays, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Odyssey has near-perfect music!
Ren and Stimpy was stupid
But calling it golden age is because of childhood nostalgia.
Rocko's Modern Life, golden-age Spongebob and golden-age Ren & Stimpy all sharing the exact same channel with each other (along with Hey Arnold and golden-age Rugrats), enough said
The 2000s, however, DID bring us Avatar TLA, Invader Zim, golden-age Fairly Odd Parents, Danny Phantom and My Life As A Teenage Robot though, so it's actually a much more difficult contest between the two eras overall than you would think
The Bends and OK Computer, truthfully speaking, ARE probably their only truly great albums to date, but they are both just SO damned good of albums that it just about makes up for it in all honesty (Bends showed just how hard the band COULD actually rock when it wasn't just blatantly ripping off Nirvana like in Pablo Honey, while OK Computer completely revolutionized the entire soundscape of not only the band itself but also Britpop music in general and was also an absolutely brilliant musical satire of what being trapped alone in suburban life for too long can eventually do to one's mental health in the process)
Not that Brave And The Bold is a bad show or anything, but it DEFINITELY wasn't a relative low that Batman cartoons would ever DARE to stoop to back in the 90s, let me tell you (if Batman TAS and Batman Beyond weren't enough for you, there was also the Mask Of The Phantasm movie adapted from the former, just to add the absolutely glorious icing to the gritty superhero film-noir cake)
The decade in which Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown AND Reservoir Dogs all came out, with the former two of those three effectively cementing Samuel L Jackson as an official staple actor for Tarantino films (Hateful Eight, Kill Bill, Inglorious Bastards and Django Unchained are great too but nowhere even NEAR the level of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs in terms of how well their theming is executed; Django Unchained MAYBE, but it's kind of tough to say due to the film's extremely controversial Confederate Slavery subject matter)
Home to Siamese Dream, Gish and Mellon Collie
It's golden age was from 1999-2002. It had one year in the golden age. Then, there was Season 4 and 5, which had their fair shares of good and bad episodes. Then, the Dark Ages followed, and the series went to its redemption. -SoongeBill
It was more or less the 2000s, the 1990s (even if you count 2000) were the "Early Years" more than "The Golden Years".
Entries 4-9 (NOT counting 5)
As evidenced by Super Metroid hacks becoming their own standalone series of games
The Rebuilds have been a disaster (for the most part) so far. The franchise should've ended (animation-wise) right after The End of Evangelion.
Let's take some time, and apperciate how hard it the show was to make in it's golden era. a vingontillion times better than our stupid cgi crap we have today.