A.N.T. Farm

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China McClain plays Chyna Parks, a girl in middle school who has some serious singing talent and gets into a gifted program called Advanced Natural Talent at the local high school. She and her fellow "ANT's" must deal with being at high school with much older kids and trying to fit in.

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  • SERIOUSLY, DISNEY?

    1.0
    This show is an abomination, insulting to real-life prodigies around the globe, not funny, absolutely boring, and horrible characters. I'm happy this horrible show ended :)
  • I only watch it when nothings on

    3.0
    UPDATE: I lowered my score big time. I was hoping the third season would be better but it was even shittier. They're at a new school that's run by an obese billionare. Everyone tries to fucking hard to be funny. And they play that dumb laugh track after every sentence. Chyna is even more annoying than she usually trying to be funny. So is Olive. And that episode with Chris Rock on it was terrible. He only had like five mins of camera time and didn't say one funny thing. Chris Rock is amazing, which is why I don't see why he's wasting his time on this crap. I might as well stop watching this shitty show.



    This shows alright, I guess. But sometimes I think, Why am I even watching this? Here's how I feel about the characters:



    Chyna: Not really funny or a great actor. I liked her acting on Daddy's Little Girls. That's about it. And she sings wayyyy too much. Its a comedy, not a musical.



    Olive: Annoying. Her "interesting factoid" crap annoys me in ways I can't describe. Overall she's okay, I guess.



    Fletcher: Really wimpy kid who likes Chyna. I got a feeling the season will end with him dating Olive. Just a guess. He not that funny but better than Olive.



    Lexi: Really annoying blonde who brags nonstop about how pretty she is. Shes pretty but not a frickin goddess. In my opinion, that airhead paisley looks better than her.



    Paisley: ***ed.



    Cameron: Probably the only character I find decent on the show. He's funny at times and there really aren't many times where Id want to skin my eyes out watching him.



    Gibson:I seriously hate this guy. That's the nice way of saying it. He's not funny at all and says stupid crap that even my 7 yr old cousin didn't find funny. He's my least favorite character. The show already has one idiot (Paisley) so why make another one?



    The show isn't that funny but is enough to keep me entertained for 30 mins. The first two or three episodes were okay, but then it went downhill ever since. Im hoping Season 3 will be better because the season premiere was pretty decent. Just please don't put Gibson in the episodes as much as Season 1 and 2.





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  • ANT Farm, the awesome (shit) show (abomination) with naturally (not so) gifted students (idiots) (UPDATED REVIEW)

    1.0
    ANT Farm (Advanced Natural Talents Farm) is a Disney show which revolves around Chyna Parks, a girl who is starting high school. She realises that she is enrolled in a program called ANT (which should really stand for Annoying and Not Talented Farm) and she meets Olive Doyle: the brainiac, Fletcher Quimby: the artist, Gibson: The wacky teacher and Angus Chestnut: the hacker. In this wonderful show full of chaos and laughs, Chyna also meets the 'popular' Lexi Reed and her best friend Paisley who is a ditz. She also has to stay away from Cameron who is afraid of being embarrased by his sister in Webster High!



    This sounds like a promising, original idea for a new show right? Well, you're wrong if you thought so!

    ANT Farm is not only shit, but it is so unoriginal it's unbelievable! The characters have little to no personality or development, the jokes are rubbish and to make things worse we've already had similar shows which have singers as main characters and here's a few notable examples of that:



    Victorious: Tori Vega (who is a singer)

    Hannah Montana: Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana (who is {you've guessed it} a singer!)

    How to Rock: Kacey Simon (who is yet again a SINGER!)

    Austin and Ally: (Yep, the two main characters in the title!)



    Basically most shows on Disney and Nick these days have singers and I'm not even going to continue that list since there's just too much characters to include! So to conclude, the 'main character is a singer' formula is overdone and I haven't even started this review of this abomination! Now, I will talk about the plot:



    Plot:

    The plot starts off with Chyna and her (idiotically ***ed) brother Cameron starting high school for the first time and Chyna finds out that she's skipping high school because she's gifted in the music department and she ends up in a program for talented people!



    OK, I haven't even mentioned the whole plot yet but you can already tell that it doesn't make any sense. First off, who skips 4-5 years of high school to be in a program for talented people? In reality there is a 0% chance of that happening and it seems like this program is teaching kids not to complete their education! Now, let's continue folks!



    So, Chyna is in the program and she meets all these people who are also in the program (Olive, Fletcher and Angus). She also meets the teacher Gibson (who may be on drugs) and she goes to Music class for the first time with Olive, Fletcher and Angus who end up being caught in a rush of senior students as if it's rush hour in Tokyo! So they end up in their class and Chyna sits down, only to be pushed out of her seat by the school's 'popular' (bitchy) girl Lexi! And after that, things go from there to the point where nothing makes any fucking sense anymore!



    Characters:

    Don't even get me started on this part of the review. These characters are one-dimensional idiots with no personality plus they're STEREO(fucking)TYPICAL! Disney was definitely lost for ideas when coming up with these abysmal characters, I bet the creators were thinking: 'Oh, it doesn't matter if the characters are crap, as long as preteen idiots view our shows then we can be more rich and famous through the amount of views we get!' OK, let's get this over with...



    Chyna Parks: I hate this character SO MUCH. Don't get me wrong, I like China Anne McClain in real life but the creators made her character in this show so bad that she almost qualifies as a Mary Sue. According to the ANT Farm wiki, Chyna is basically a musically gifted girl with the ability to play any instrument (except the triangle which is pretty stupid to be honest). First off, how on earth can you play every instrument. It takes at least two years just to learn the basics of playing ONE instrument let alone all of them! Also, Chyna can sing very well and her voice is supposed to be soulful and shit. (China Anne McClain's singing isn't bad but she could do much better on another show). Chyna (the character) is basically perfect and the creators obviously adore sweet little Chyna who's able to solve problems by singing. Overall, her character is shit.



    Olive Doyle: She is the brainiac of the gang with the ability to solve problems and she has a photographic memory. Her talent isn't that bad since people can have photographic memories but her character is either boring, annoying or downright abusive to the point where she could be a smarter version of Sam Puckett from iCarly. Olive also has the most annoying catchphrases such as 'INTERESTING FACTOID!'. In season 3 onwards, she had another annoying catchphrase which was 'ZAZOW!' Really, you couldn't think of anything better Olive? Also, she often abuses Fletcher which seriously pisses me off. I don't get why the creators think abuse is funny when it's serious!



    Fletcher Quimby: He is supposed to be the artist. The art he makes is absolutely rubbish and he is basically stupid aswell. He was also obsessed with Chyna in season 1 and he made her face out of bubblegum and painted several portraits of her too (stalker, much?) Also, he pretty much serves a purpose as a punching bag for the others.



    Lexi Reed: Here we go again! We've seen blonde girls being depicted as popular or completely stupid and Lexi falls under that category. She is the popular bitch who is obsessed with being better than Chyna at absolutely everything and she even tries to send her on a wild goose chase so she doesn't have to deal with her. She's also a narcissist because she keeps saying things like 'oh, I'm so pretty, oh I'm so pretty!' (Seriously, I want to punch her face in and yes I mean the character) and she's obsessed with looking pretty too! She also treats people like shit (especially Paisley) and acts like a stereotypical queen bee who's always wanting everything their way. She is also the blonde equivalent of Molly Garfunkel from Nick's 'How to Rock'.



    Cameron Parks: He is Chyna's older (idiotic) brother who is supposed to serve a purpose as the show's comic relief but he is basically a loser who is really desperate to become popular and he has no life. He is also trying to date girls who are way out of his league and he never suceeds in anything.



    Paisley: Here we go with the dumb blonde stereotypes! Paisley is another popular girl in the show but she serves a purpose as Lexi's ditzy, mentally ***ed and crazy sidekick. She is supposed to be Lexi's friend but she is more like Lexi's shadow because she tries to be like Lexi, she's always doing what Lexi tells her (some friend you are) and she is always following Lexi. She also has a very low IQ and she really needs to be put in a centre for dumbasses.



    Principal Skidmore: She is supposed to be the one running the school (as principal, obviously) but she is hardly doing a good job at it. Skidmore is also an old bitch, she's trying to get rid of all the kids (I can see why, the little shits) and she even tried to get rid of the ANT program (you may be a bitch but I thank you for trying there) aswell as Gibson. She's always being mean and rude but I do admit that she had a few nice moments.



    Gibson: He is supposed to be the teacher for the program but he doesn't look like a teacher at all. He looks like an escaped mental patient who is high on a lethal combination of drugs and he should be in prison with a probation officer watching him. I also don't understand why he's a teacher when he doesn't have any qualifications in teaching the little shits. He is almost on the same level as Jessie Prescott from 'Jessie', who can't even deal with one kid let alone four!



    Angus Chestnut: He is the gang's hacker. He is also another stalker character because he is obsessed with Olive, just like Luke Ross and his obsession for Jessie (who is at least 8+ years older than him!) Also, Angus wants Olive to be his wife which will NEVER happen and the boy eats like a pig.



    Mr Grundy: I don't have much to say about him other than the fact that he's the new teacher at Z-Tech. At least he's better than Gibson.



    Jokes:

    Where do I even begin? The jokes are the same, reused pieces of crap from past shows and the annoying laugh track needs to be hit with a fucking mallet or something. I don't know what on earth Disney is coming up with but it's obvious that the creators were high when making this piece of shit known as Annoying and Not Talented Farm.



    Moral values:

    There are no moral values in this abysmal motherfucking piece of dog shit and vomit other than the fact that the show basically tells you that it's OK to skip school if you're a prodigy who's really a fucking talentless nobody.



    Summary:

    When I first reviewed this show, I gave a rating of 1.5 but now it's going down to a 1 because everything about this show is so stupid that it's making my poor eyes melt onto the floor. Walt Disney would definitely be turning his ass in his grave when he sees what kind of shit is showing on Disney (Crap)nnel on our TV's today.moreless
  • HAPPENED!!!

    2.0
    I thought this show would be pretty good when I first layed eyes on it but now I'm starting to think this show as a load of sh*t. I mean seriously their only children going to high school just because their prodigies? Is that the best you came up with Disney at least try to be reasonable here, what about the work that is WAY above their grade (apart from Olive's).



    Chyna - since when did this become a musical? Almost every episode singing singing SINGING!! why does Fletcher love her if I was him I would give up already (took him long enough but thankfully he did) and to make matters worse its all auto tuned but she is a really nice character still a bit annoying



    Fletcher - how they take advantage of him I feel so sorry for him he deserves China and right when he falls in love for Olive (a pretty stupid decision) they were closing the show. I really hate how they make fun of him especially Olive's lame jokes about him there not funny just MEAN!!



    Olive - She's just annoying someone please shut her up with her 'interesting more like boring factoids and to make matters worse round about in season 3 her ego starts to grow more with that annoying catch phrase "ZAZOW!"



    Paisley - why make her dumb why make her a tool of that sh*tty Lexi Reed? She's so nice yet they make her so dumb and a funny thing, almost every episode contains a dumb blonde it's just an insult to blonde's!! I like the episode when the children pick her as the princess over Lexi. Dan signer take a hint.



    Lexi - I hate her but like the real her a lot she has an ego more bigger than her stupidness which makes that ALOT she makes everyone feels bad about themselves and she is kind of pretty but she isn't a goddess and I have seen woman prettier than her, like for example Paisley. when I heard she was going to MR Grundy's school I felt sick to my throat. Lexi is an INSULT!



    Madam goo goo and the den mother- another channel where they couldn't be bothered to fit in one extra so they just duplicated the actress instead.



    Cameron - A character I CAN stand why make fun of him. make fun of the mean people who actually deserve it Olive, Lexi his acting isn't great but he seems like a nice guy just like fletcher what did they do to be teased.



    mother and father - they are funny and serve consistent morals but the one thing that im concerned about is how they bad mouth Cameron which shows they couldn't care less about him over Chyna are you trying to teach children that parents can have favourites?



    Mr Grundy - im just glad that the Americans didn't illustrate the British with an over acting posh attitude but still the accent is a bit exaggerating.



    The scenes are FAKE!! and the acting is disappointing hopefully Disney's shows get less or even better no dumb people in their episodes.moreless
  • Annoying Not-to-mention Talentless.

    1.0
    How is this the modern Disney sitcom with the highest ranking? I hate them all but this is the absolute worst. Now I know what you're going to say. "It's inspirational to kids! So shut up!" Quite frankly I agree. It is a good message to all kids out their to find out their special talents and bring them to the forefront as a gift. BUT, it doesn't help with the lack-luster comedy that keeps droning ON AND ON. They almost always take a break for the laugh track and have pauses between the joke and the previous line which leads them to get the timing wrong. Every. Single. Time. Not to mention the jokes weren't even funny to begin with. Every character is a god damn ASSHOLE. That's except for Chyna who seems to be the only sane person in this madness of a show. Not to mention she's the only one who can decently act. Same with the principal. Other than that, every other character has a HORRIBLE actor/actress. They seem to not get the difference between acting and creating random inflections to their voice because they can. The story . Nothing I haven't seen in many other shows. Same with the plots. Now, I know something else you might be thinking. "But it's a kids show! Stop complaining and just don't watch it if you don't like it!" and to that I say, Um, do you not get the point of this website? is strictly for reviewing different TV shows and giving them a ranking along with a review of whether you like it or not. If I don't like it, it's not like I'm keeping you from watching what you want to watch. Just go to Disney Channel and enjoy yourself if you want to. Sadly, I think of this show as utter garbage with terrible comedy, acting and effects. Oh yeah, that reminds me, this show, along with EVERY OTHER MODERN DISNEY SITCOM, has AWFUL green screen effects. It's blatant to tell whether or not they're using them. When the camera seems to be stuck in one simple position, often times with other characters frozen, then you know they're using it. Learn to film or cut it out of the script! What's my final verdict? Well, on a scale of Unbearable to Amazing, this show gets one notch above "Unbearable". It's nowhere near as bad as something like Breadwinners or Problem Solverz, but that doesn't excuse it. It's not as boring as Good Luck Charlie or Liv and Maddie, but it's DEFINITELY more aggravating than all of them put together. This has been the Regular Reviewer. Thank you for reading.



    Final Score: 1/10 (Slightly Above Unbearable)moreless
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