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Dan Schneider was profiled in the New York Times. A man who works with the youngs, profiled for the olds. Fun times!

(iCarly, Drake and Josh, everything Amanda Bynes did when she was famous, and now some show called Victorious.)

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Disney has been airing marathon upon marathon of Sonny With A Chance lately so I felt the need to compare it to Nickelodeon’s iCarly.

iCarly Sonny With A Chance
Network Nickelodeon Disney Channel
Tween Star Miranda Cosgrove Demi Lovato
Why You Recognize Her Drake and Josh, the movie School of Rock She and Selena Gomez were billed as the replacements for Miley Cyrus on the long, awkward Disney conveyor belt of overly sexualized yet “innocent” tweens. You recognize her from Camp Rock with the Jonas Brothers and YouTube videos where she and Selena made fun of Miley.
Does She Sing Her Theme Song? Yes. It’s actually kind of peppy if auto-tuned into oblivion. Yes, duh, she’s on Disney post-High School Musical. Kid doesn’t have a choice.
Show Premise Kids create an inexplicably famous web show on the internet. Lots of emphasis on technology and internet culture. Sketches are kind of funny, if broadly acted. (However, it’s a show for tweens, so what do you expect?) Show about a girl getting to be on a sketch comedy show similar to what All That was back in the day. It’s like a tween version of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and the comedy sketches are every bit as not funny as Studio 60’s.
Example of a Comedy Sketch The Sack Granny Slam
Internet Picture
Justifiable Excuse for Watching This show takes a pretty familiar premise, the show within a show conceit, and changes it a bit by making it more “modern.” It’s a web show! Internet memes! Technology! Slightly more relevant to the life that kids today lead, but minus all the sexting. It’s on Teen Nick a lot. If you’re embarrassed, you can pretend you just left it on while watching a Degrassi marathon, but that’s arguably worse. The iCarly special iSaved Your Life had insane ratings, beating out the show 24 so it’s not like you’re alone in watching it. Also, the humor on this show is slightly more mature than on Disney. They can get away with a bit more. (Bra jokes! Actual hormones!) I cannot in good conscience recommend this show. It’s pretty terrible and has a boring premise. The jokes aren’t even bad-funny. They’re just bad. If you must watch the Disney Channel, which, I admit, I like to do sometimes… watch Suite Life on Deck or The Wizards of Waverly Place.
Winner Funny, Cute, and Quirky Unoriginal Premise, Poorly Executed

However, this is all very subjective and pretty much just the opinion of someone who watches tween sitcom marathons while painting her nails and nursing her hangovers. What show do you prefer? Are you even familiar with either of these shows?

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Note: new stuff’s on top. Beer tracker: 2

8:29 pm “What did I do?” – Freddie. Oh, Freddie. I ask myself that question every day. Good ep.

8:27 pm Aw. Freddie told Carly that he thinks they should wait and “this whole hero thing wears off.” He doesn’t think she likes him–just that he saved her life.

8:27 pm “I’m just bacon. Foreign bacon.”

8:25 pm Violin hero?

8:23 pm Just, FYI. There is such a thing as a bacon of the month club. Sam didn’t just make that up.

8:21 pm Sam is telling Freddie that Carly is not in love with him, but the fact that he saved her life.

8:19 pm HAHAHAHA. Freddie’s mom catching Carly making out with Freddie, then beating Carly with a pair of Freddie’s underwear and spraying the bed with bactine = actually hilarious.

8:15 pm So it’s my opinion that eventually Freddie will end up with Sam. But first he has to get over his crush on Carly. So I’m of the opinion that this ep is sort of a stepping point to that. But this could just be speculation.

8:14 pm Ugh. I feel like I’ve seen all the OMG scenes in the promos.

8:13 pm The difference between Nick and Disney = naked shower jokes.

8:11 pm Haha. Freddie’s mom said “I’ll be back in 36 minutes.” My dad does that. He’s overly specific. “Hey Heather, I’m 27 minutes away. I’ll be there in 14 minutes. Etc.”

8:09 pm Wait, this is only going to be a half hour show? I feel kind of gypped now.

8:07 pm Hey, promo monkeys. The “You bought a taco from the truck that hit Freddie” joke would have been significantly funnier if I hadn’t seen it twenty thousand times on Teen Nick in the last month.

8:06 So Carly is going to get almost run over in a pink bunny suit?

8:04 Beer number 2 and a pink bunny suit.

8:02 pm Jerry Trainor is hot. He’s also the only person in this show I’m legally allowed to find attractive, which probably helps his case out.

8:00 pm So the first joke in the WORLD PREMIERE of iSaved Your Life was a bra telling ghost stories. (more…)

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