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The Most Popular TV Series of Our Saigon Childhood in Pixel Form

In the age of internet streaming services, gone are the days when our selection of entertainment was limited to what local TV stations broadcasted. These illustrations by Vietnamese artist Tu Bui will be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for many Saigoneers.

The pixel art collection features a variety of TV series from the 90s, from local classics to the regional hit Journey to the West and internationally beloved Mr. Bean.

Avid TV viewers in their 20s and 30s today will surely find their childhood favorites among the playful illustrations. Let's see if you can guess which pixel character belongs to which real-life series (answers at the end of the article).

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Answer:

1. Mr. Bean

2. Kính Vạn Hoa

3. Spellbinder (Vùng Đất Thủ Lĩnh Rồng)

4. Đất Phương Nam

5. Journey to the West (Tây Du Kí)

6. BeastMaster (Chúa Tể Muôn Thú)

7. Justice Pao (Bao Thanh Thiên)

8. My Fair Princess (Hoàn Châu Cách Cách)

9. Thunderstone (Hiệp Sĩ Vượt Thời Gian)

10. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

11. The Adventures of Sinbad

[Illustrations via Behance user Tu Bui]

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