Nickelodeon (ended 2012)



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Carly is a teenager who lives with her 29 year old brother and guardian Spencer, and produces her own web show, iCarly, from a studio she constructed in the her apartment. She does this not because she is looking for fame or fortune, but because she wants to be a good role model for kids and teens, along with her brother and their three neurotic friends Freddie, Sam, and Gibby. "iCarly" makes TV history as the first series to incorporate kid-generated original content into its script.

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  • The show that officially lowered the quality of sit-coms

    I used to watch Disney Channel first sit-coms (before it became a teen girl channel), like Hannah Montana or Zack&Cody. They were not the best sitcoms you ll see, but for the most parts they were funny enough, without being annoying. But when the worst Tv writer of all time, Dan Schneider, came in, the television quality of this kind of shows died.

    He created Drake&Josh, who was damn funny, but only because of the two main actors. Man, they were great. They managed to keep funny and likable an horribly written show. If you really think of the stupid premise, the plots, the characters, you will see with mediocre actors it would have been the typical Dan Schneider's trash.

    And then came ICarly, the worst show ever been on television.

    They put a laughtrack at every single line to be sure that kids are stupid enough to laugh.

    They totally destroyed the meaning of "nonsense humour", which is a really difficult and sophisticated art, and turned it in "anything with no sense", with jokes, lines or scenes that make absolutely no sense, but with a laughtrack they are funny. Right?

    What this show thinks is funny is: physical and verbal abuse towards weak kids\people(they are losers! funny!), people pathetically crying or bitching, and those gags Carly and Sam do in their on line show; i mean, Dan Schneider gang really think teenagers are so stupid? who would ever watch that show Carly and Sam do? it has absolutely no sense, ever.

    The worst thing of the show and the worst character of the history of sitcoms is Sam. She is a bully, she is stronger than anyone, she beats anyone especially the so-called losers(because its funny, you know!), everybody is scared by her, and nobody ever stop her. Great stuff, great comedy. She calls herself a misanthropic and she hates everyone, but then he does all those stupid things for the show with Carly, like the most friendly and funny person there is. Great writing.

    Anyway, i'm done. The only good stuff in this show come from Spencer. That's it. After Icarly became so succesful, all the other sitcoms understood that qualities is not important, just put some scene with no sense, give the chacacters technological accessories to make it modern, and fill it with casual laughtracks: the show is done. Fantastic television folks.

  • too many hobo jokes

    The show was great. I really liked it and it was one of the only shows that made me laugh out loud. To me, Spencer made the entire show. I love the guy so much and he really outshined the other characters. At the same time, I couldn't help but cringe at some of the jokes. The word "hobo" was way overused and actually started to ruin it for me, and I liked Gibby, but him taking off his shirt and yelling "gibbeh" was only funny the first time to be honest. I really liked the show and how different it was, but I think they tried too hard to make the show "quirky" and overdid it. A lot of the scenarios were a bit of a stretch. As I'm thinking about this, I'm realizing that without Spencer the show wouldn't have lasted as long as it did.moreless
  • iThink this show is annoying.

    I originally gave this a 3, mainly because the first season wasn't all that bad. I lowered it to a 1 recently. Anyways, I hate this show for many reasons. First of all, the humor is TERRIBLE. There are way too many jokes about hobos. Why do they need to insult homeless people? That's wrong. Second of all, it teaches HORRIBLE morals. Carly is a spoiled brat, and all Sam does is beat up Freddie. This is taken to be FUNNY. Crazy. Another awful thing that is a "joke" is whenever Gibby takes his shirt off. NOBODY NEEDS TO SEE THAT. Overall, this show is pathetic.moreless
  • The Bronze-Modern Era of Dan Schneider

    While Drake & Josh and Zoey 101 ended on a positive note, then came iCarly which had the little sister from Drake & Josh playing as the main character.

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    I thought the first season was great, having memorable plots that were actually laughable. I actually liked the idea of the gang getting their own television adaption and trying to cope with the changes. I give this a 8.5 for Season One.

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    Season Two was ups and downs. It housed one of the worst episodes of the series known as "iMeetFred". While there was that, there was still "iTakeOnDingo", which is still one of my favourite television episodes. This one gets a 5.5 from me.

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    Season Three was the end of the line of the Bronze Era. It had one of the best episodes known as "iPsycho" and it was a step up from Season Two, but not as good as the first season. It deserves a 7.

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    Season Four had a change of sense and style which started with a room makeover. This season was shorter than usual and had a fair share of hit (iGetPranky) or miss (iPitytheNevel) episodes. As the modern era was starting, it was still on the same rating as Season Two. This one is a 6.

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    Season Five was when things started to get romantic. It begun with the four-parter lifting off from "iOMG" which started to spark debates over couples. Aside from that, it was still on the same line on Season Four, but it's an improvement. This one is a 6.5

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    Season Six was when the show was beginning to show their age. The actors are all grown up and things just don't feel the same anymore. Aside from that, it was the shortest iCarly season, having more hit than miss episodes. This one is 7.5

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    Season Seven was the final season of this show. The jokes and plots were getting stale due to the modern Era of Dan Schneider. It felt like the plots were beginning to feel cut off. It starts with "iShockAmerica" (called iShockTheWorld where I live) with Gibby embarassing himself on live television. I thought that special was mediocre and rushed, but better than iGoToJapan. iGoodbye was one of best finales I have ever seen. It really enticed me that this was one of the longest-running Nick sitcoms with other 100 episodes. The rest of this season was the usual Hit & Miss job giving this a 7.

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    I don't know why this show gets a lot of hate, but i really like it. Sure, it's a girl show but I'm a guy and I like it. The overall premise of this show is interesting as it gets. It was one of the last good shows Dan produced, Season 1-3 to be honest.

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    Overall Score: 7moreless
  • Awesome

    Overall, iCarly is a really great show. It's hilarious and entertaining. I found almost every episode of every season in the show to be an enjoyable experience. They were all just so fun to watch because the plots were so well written. Almost none of the episodes ever end in a cliffhanger. They either end just the way we would want them to, or they end in a different way than what we would expect. If it ends the second way, it can either be satisfying or disappointing depending on what happens. Every episode had an interesting story. All the episodes were good, but I found the later ones to grow stronger in potential and appeal factor than the earlier ones tended to be. When you compare the early ones to the later ones, the early ones sucked. I'm not saying they really do suck. I'm saying they suck COMPARED to the later ones. Each episode consists of a web show and a plot. The web shows are just stupid, pointless, silly, and weird, but I still like them in a way whether they're funny or not. And the plots are just awesome and keep me coming back for more every time. This claims to be a kids show but adults may like it just as much too and there's nothing wrong with that. This and Victorious are my favorite shows on Nickelodeon. This show often seems to be centered around a problem or something bad happening such as with characters like Nevel, Chuck, and Nora, who everyone hates, but in a good way to make it fun and amusing. That's very ironic. The only thing I don't like is Sam bullying and abusing Freddie both verbally and physically and he doesn't even have the guts to stand up for himself. It's not funny. It's just mean, cruel, obnoxious, and immature and can send kids the wrong message. But then in season 3 she started being nicer to him but was still a little mean and abusive, but by season 4 and until the very end of the show, she pretty much became nice and respectful to Freddie just like Carly and was never mean or abusive to him anymore and I was very happy to see a good change in the way she treated him and a strong bond between their friendship then. We saw a strong maturing development in her character's attitude towards him. Overall an awesome show. I wish it had gone 1 or 2 more seasons because it was getting better. Don't know why season 5 still hasn't come out on DVD yet and am pissed about it. It's the last one. End of review.


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    Comedy, Kids


    relationship woes, siblings, sight gags galore, single camera sitcom, tween sensation