There's something about insects that make them look beautiful when viewed up close in 4K on your TV. But if you saw that very same insect was on the wall behind your TV, you'd probably scream and try to smush it. But once that was taken care of you'd go right back to watching your insect TV show and having a great time.
Since the beginning of television, there's been no shortage of colorful and unique TV insects that have been providing us with entertainment for decades. Whether they're shows for kids, adults, or everyone in between, there's a show about insects that appeals to everyone. There's something about those antennae, or all the legs and fancy colors, that makes insectoid and anthropomorphic bug characters appealing even to folks who would not willingly welcome actual bugs into their home.
The series on this list, all of which feature an insect or arthropod of one kind or another as the star - from lazy bugs to hard-working ants - are all here to stoke our love of the creepy crawly world, while reminding us exactly why it's nice to view these things from afar. So let's rank this list of shows about insects that make us glad we live indoors from best to worst.
Monster Bug WarsHenry Stozier
Premiered: 2011Monster Bug Wars is a nature documentary program, created and distributed by Beyond Television... more
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- 54The Hive is a British CGI animated children's television series broadcast by Playhouse Disney,... more
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- 44Atom Ant is a cartoon ant and superhero, created by Hanna-Barbera in 1965. Atom costarred in... more
- Fly Tales is an animated series made in 1999. It featured the short adventures of a ball... more
Hermie and FriendsHermie and Friends is a Christian video series for children. The show is 3-D animated and... more
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- Insektors is a 1994 French animated TV series about a conflict between two tribes of... more
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Premiered: 2019The Bug Diaries (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American animated comedy television series for... more