Good luck Charlie had high potential for the first two seasons. I gave it a bit of leverage during season 3 because it was just okay. But things just got really horrible in season 4 when they brought Toby into the show.
I was just fine with Charlie, and then they decide to bring Toby in. I thought that the whole point of the show's name "Good Luck Charlie" was to show the difficulties and challenges that the Duncan family faced trying to raise Charlie.
They obviously ran out of material, so they decided to bring another kid into the show.
Also, I really hate Gabe. His devious ways got old pretty quickly. It seems like the older he got, the more of an ass he became.
PJ is just really stupid, so I guess they just had to throw in that stereotypical dumb blonde in the show somehow.
Teddy is ok, but everytime she tries to say something humorous, it seems forced. And there's something about her smile that really bothers me. Her mouth looks kind of weird and deformed when she smiles.
Amy Duncan is just flat out annoying, and Charlie seems to have more manners than she does.
Bob is a likeable character, and one of my favorite.
This is a horrible show. Now, I don't expect anyone here to agree with me because of what the final paragraph in this review explains, but I don't give a crap. Anyways, where to begin?
First, I get the idea that Disney wanted to create a show that would appeal to entire families instead of just children. But there are many moments on this show that gross me out like in the study date episode (the Mom is covered in baby food and ends up tasting it and spitting it out, the Dad licks his armpit, the kid at the hospital gets a fishing hook stuck in his lip and it is pulled at ON SCREEN, Charlie vomits on Teddy, and to end the episode . washed a hairy guy's back) and the dentist episode (Teddy breaks her tooth, and there is a scene in which Gabe is covered in baby food because Charlie won't eat). I guess I shouldn't be surprised though because I will tell you I am not a fan of episodes of . shows that take place (if even just for one scene) in a hospital, doctor/dentist office, etc. But still...
Furthermore, for some reason, Teddy's smile just irritates me in the first 2 seasons, and the dad just bores me. I can't put my finger on it but these things just bother me. Also, you can clearly tell that the only reason that they cast Bradley Steven Perry the role of Gabe was because of his "boyish charm," which really isn't all that charming. In Season 2, he loses his ability to effectively act and his character is such a prick honestly, although really the only character in this show I don't hate is . I also don't ally like the theme song, as if it's not bad enough on it's own, they decided to add in an extra "Hang in there baby" to end it.
Finally, I hate the fan responses. They're always raving about this show and how much they love it (which I don't have a problem with on it's own even though this happens a lot), but then proceed to boast about Good Luck Charlie and compare it to other Disney and even Nick shows such as iCarly, Shake It Up, Jessie, Austin & Ally, I Didn't Do It. As you can see the list goes on forever really it does. This happens on a lot of websites such as and Common Sense Media. The fan responses of other Disney and Nick shows that I actually like and find not gross such as Victorious, Jessie and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn have this same problem sure, but on a MUCH lower level than with Good Luck Charlie. Do you people know just how immature that is? The facts are that no matter which Disney or Nick show you like the best and which one you like the worst, none of them really are better than the others. They all have likeable content, they all have unlikeable content. OK, thank you. :)
The plot is so cheesy. I mean, Charlie is supposed to be the main focus, but she's more of a prop for the show. Teddy smiles way too much, not saying smiling is a bad thing, but when Bridgit Mendler is just not very cut-out for the role, it grates on my nerves a bit. There are a lot of moments that gross me out, such as in the first episode: the Dad licking his armpit, a kid getting a fishing hook stuck in his lip and PJ pulling at it on-screen, and Charlie vomiting, and in the dentist episode: I was grossed out by the scene where Gabe is covered in baby food because Charlie won't eat. This show also is just way too predictable for my tastes, and recycles characters and stories we've already heard. Not saying I hate this show, I don't, but I will say it's a huge disappointment for me. I'm writing this as a 17 year old, but really my parents, and 2 younger siblings don't have much interest in this show either. There are plenty of other Disney shows that are much better than Good Luck Charlie, and a lot of them like Jessie, Austin & Ally, Liv and Maddie, and Girl Meets World are actually really good.
It is actually better than I thought it was. I'm sorry for the stupid review before, it's OK now that Gabe is in a relationship, so his flirty attitude is only on one woman. I do not like Charlie's attitude with Toby. They should make PJ a little smarter because it's sorta not cute of how dumb he is at his age. Bob is pretty funny. Amy is like the main machine of the house, I just wished they would have payed quality attention to Gabe. Teddy is OK. She is portrayed by a very cute actress and Teddy also deserves a little better of a name and a little better of a life. Overall I think they didn't need to add Toby, but whatever. Fix PJ he's stupid.
Not the worst, but people make it out to be some kind of Disney saving grace, but with shit like Austin and Ally and Kickin it on the channel nothing could save it. Toby is an unnecessary he ruins the plotline by taking over for Charlie, the characters act really stupid in some episodes and the parents are ignorant.
I'm 17 and I like to watch this show.. Its funny and entertaining! Everyone has there funny moments! My favorties are teddy and Gabe! I'll admThere should have been more show time on Charlie since she's the one that's has the name in the show! But overall its great show to watch and its sad that it over :( they should play a lot more reruns more often
Believe it or not this show is a total ripoff of Full House (on nick) I don't like this show, (Don't dislike me for this, this is MY opinion and if you can't respect it you are breaking the 1st amendment of the United States look it up) Anyway, Teddy tries WAY too hard to be funny, PJ is just plain stupid (It's insulting that his stereotype is dumb blonde) Gabe can be so annoying at times. Although there is nothing wrong with Charlie and Toby. Kids today have no taste in TV, Music, and some times Movies.
A great show that's clean, funny, and family-oriented.
Clean humor, character development, and funny storylines: all the things that I look for in a show and I find with this one. The characters did not stay one-sided and have developed likable personalities. Teddy went from the slightly stuck-up know-it-all to a spunky and slightly crazy teenage girl with teenage problems. PJ is no longer just the dumb character. He is also learning to love the culinary arts and he even has his own place. Gabe went from just the troublemaker to the troublemaker with a great sense of humor. Even Bob and Amy have matured as characters. Bob's love for bugs has been explored and Amy's obsession with the spotlight is hilarious. Charlie? Well, she can walk and learned to talk as well
My only grip with this show is that the show doesn't focus enough on Charlie and all I'm seeing is her physical growth. Since the show is named after one, it would be reasonable to think that there would be more focus on her least more than there has been. Regardless, the show is still very entertaining, most of all, because it focuses on morals and actual family issues rather than slapstick humor and toilet gags. Granted, there are some in this show, but because they are not the forefront of the focus, I feel it has contributed to this show's success. Unlike most shows, I feel like the quality of the episodes actually improved with the progressing seasons.
It's far from a perfect show, as sometimes I find they over exaggerate the personalities a bit as well as some of the story plots, which irk me personally. But all in all, it's a really enjoyable show that gives you a lot of laughs without cutting corners and using mean-spirited humor. It's a shame that it succumbed to Disney's "4 season rule" because this is a show that really could have lasted much longer.
One of the only watchable Disney Channel shows- The jokes are actually funny, it actually has a plot, and has more than just potty humor. Good Luck Charlie is the show most like Thats so raven since TSR Ended.
I sooooo love this series, I started following them on youtube... Too bad not all episodes were there.. Well anyway, the casts are AWESOME!!! They never fail me to laugh at every single episode!!! They're so talented and natural in the way they do... Disney if ever ur reading this pls pls pls make a Good luck TOBY this time... It will be so much love to see this family rock on \m/ one more time...
This show is good for both kids and parents alike. It is funny and it is based on things that can happen in real life. Kids and parents can relate to this. The plots are creative and interesting and not reused over and over again. The people can actually act, unlike every other Disney show. This show might be on its 4th season but you can't tell they are running out of ideas. But the show has to end soon..... After Disney gets rid of this, there will be only Phineas and Ferb and Gravity Falls. And Phineas and Ferb needs to end. Don't end this show now! Get rid of "ANT Farm" if you have to get rid of a show.
Update- WHAT!! 2 MORE EPISODES! THIS IS THE ONLY GOOD SITCOM ON DISNEY! I DIDN'T DO IT IS BAD, DON' T GET RID OF THIS! NOOOOO!
Update 2-21-14 NOO! IT HAS ENDED AND GOT REPLACED BY I DIDN'T DO IT! I didn't do it is by far the worst show on Disney, and worse that Austin and Ally and Shake it Up combined!
This show can't be compared with the other pathetic shows on Disney. It actually has a plot and its so fun and entertaining! I actually do laugh when they crack jokes, and I like it! Its literally the only show that hasn't stunk at all, its still going strong! The characters are so fun and humorous, and its a pleasure to watch! I enjoy every single episode and I'm never gonna regret saying that. I love Good Luck Charlie!
My household is devastated that this show is ending!!! I understand that the kids are getting older and story lines may be harder to come by. But I had to say my peace and say how truly sad we are that this great show is ending! The new shows ~ Liv and Maddie... I didn't do it ~ these shows are not great.. nor are they always appropriate for my 8 yr old daughter! I am truly sad to see it go.. Please Please Please leave on re-runs so we still have something appropriate and great to watch on Disney!!
This show is one of my favorite shows it better then that dum shit like shake it up. this show I really like cause it teaches children some lessons and its really funny. Also the show has some good acting and good ideas to make the show better. Out of all this is a good TV show that many people should watch on Disney.
I think that this show is funny, original, and realistic! The characters in this show are so funny, I love the mom!! All the problems that happen in the show are realistic and result good problem solving for kids! I think this show is like a good show for all ages! I am 13 and I watch this show and same with all my friends and my two siblings! I am so sad that this show is ending in a few weeks!:(
The story is about the Duncans, a family that has some rather insane adventures. Charlie is their baby if your wondering, by the way, and her older sister, Teddy, makes video dairies for her baby sister to watch due to the families luck. The place where the story takes place is usually their house and feels realistic. Good Luck Charlie is a great show with nice characters with well voice-acting, great environments, a wonderful story and set-up and the music fits well. The word that describes this show is just 'enjoyable'. Nothing else. It is just enjoyable. Go watch it and wish Good Luck for Charlie.
I Love this show and I am 40!! Even though this is a disney show for kids, Its very entertaining for parents. Not only do I feel this way I have many parent friends that feel the same way. Its purely entertaining and brings a smile to your face. It sometimes is silly but its not irritating or dumb.
Ah yes,Disney Channel,A never ending roller coaster,with ending,and canceling most of their previous cartoon shows like "Kim Possible" "American Dragon:Jake Long" "The Proud Family" etc they have lost TONS of sadly they though they could replace those cartoons with new cit coms like "Hannah Montanna" or "Shake it up" and even "Sonny with a chance" The only reasons these shows are still on is because of all the young girls who THINK that these shows give good lessons and the characters in reality they Wizards of Waverly place is different then most shows,it's still got a lot of people that like it and it's pretty cool if you actually get into Good Luck Charlie is just plain feels like I'm watching the good old classic family show like "Family Matters" and "Full House" It's reminds me of those good old days,and sadly that's a feeling that the new generations kids won't experience
The moment you see the formula that made TGIF (a block of family sitcoms that aired on ABC in the '90s) so popular being used again in the pilot episode, you know this one's gonna be juicy good. The show focuses on a middle-class family named the Duncans, who now has a firstborn baby girl named Charlie. You also have the characters that make up a typical family that was used in the TGIF formula, the caring parents, the annoying older brother, the rebellious teenage girl, and the bumbling older brother. The sitcom is now in its final season, and will in later episodes, feature two lesbian parents whose daughter befriends Charlie in her toddler years, which keeps our interest but lowers the bar a little. What would have been a great show is just darn good, but it's still worth your time.
This show, unusually, isn't as bad as it could be, and has some moments from time to time, but like many other children's shows today, it suffers from some poor jokes, the "live audience" shtick, and the fact that it could have more heart and thought into it. Plus I think it's just a way of showing off a baby so everyone will think it's cute.
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