Read the introduction to Two Decade Behind
TV writers tend to be busiest in their late 30s and early 40s, and (like everyone else) their tastes and preferences were formed in their teens and early 20s; by the time they reach the big time, what they think is fresh and modern is actually 20 years out of date.
Some one who watched say pokemon as a 10 year old and is still watching now in their mid 20s is not nostalgic for their childhood, they are perpetuating it.
Which I know sounds like I'm making a cheap dig, But it is an important distinction. it's not actual nostalgia. They may have tune out for a few years but they never really 'outgrew' show. They can't come back to it if they never really left it.
Like wise you can't be nostalgic
for a cartoon show if you never watched it before. You have no memories associated towards it. You could arguably be nostalgic for the era it was made but in your case it seems not considering the small timeframe question and the fact avatar is not set in the year 2005, not does it refer overtly towards the everts and culture of the time.
edited 21st Feb '14 11:11:43 PM by joeyjojo