This is another one of Nickeolodeon's fails of a show. iCarly has so many flaws that you could easily point out in seconds and there's nothing funny about this despite the fact that it's labelled as a 'COMEDY' show. Yes, 'COMEDY'. So, anyway, let's get to the point:
The characters/acting skills:
The acting skills portrayed here are as poor as shit. The actors with the exception of Freddie (Nathan Kress) and Spencer (Jerry Trainor) are not even trying plus their acting seems pretty forced if you ask me. The majority of character personalities are either passable in some cases, poor or questionable. So, let's get to the details:
Carly: She is meant to be the all round 'nice, sweet girl'. Really, she's not. She is a spoiled little brat who gets let off the hook for absolutely everything and she controls Spencer WAY too much. She is whiny and throws tantrums like a 2 year old. The actress (Miranda Cosgrove) is way better on Drake and Josh, than this trainwreck. Also, she is one of the few characters to abuse Freddie, Nevel or Gibby whenever Sam does it so she's one of the bad examples on the show because she teaches you to follow abuse from someone else.
Sam: The stereotypical 'tomboy'. She is an absolute BULLY rather than a tomboy because she abuses Freddie VERBALLY and PHSICALLY and that god awful laugh track plays when it's 'funny'. How is abuse funny? Sam has also been sent off to prison numerous times as well as a MENTAL hospital and that meant Carly, Spencer, Freddie and Gibby had to break her out. But in the iCarly universe, they DON'T get arrested because the police recognise their webshow whereas in real life, you would be arrested + Carly and the gang would be tried as adults as well as being accomplices. She only cares about herself and meat and she is another bad example because she teaches kids that it's OK to beat up random people for the fun of it as well as going to PRISON and a MENTAL HOSPITAL.
Freddie: One of the few characters I kinda like although his personality after Season 1 is questionable. He is the nerd and is one of the few targets of Sam's abuse. But, although he's 50% - 75% likeable, I have one thing to say about him: GROW A PAIR! the reason I say that is because he's got no courage to stand up to Sam, I'm a girl and if that were me, she'd get beat up straight away and I'd quit the webshow! But, another thing is that he teaches kids that it's OK to accept bullying and not to tell anyone.
Spencer: The so called 'guardian/older brother' of Carly. For me, again is the same as Freddie, but he needs to stop giving Carly what she wants and LAY DOWN THE LAW! I don't see Spencer as an authority figure because he rarely notices what's going on and he lets Carly walk over him. Spencer, you need to man up too! Other than that, his plots are funny in some cases.
Nevel: An annoying 11 year old trying to bring iCarly down. Although he's annoying, I feel sorry for him in ways seeing as he's another target of Sam and Carly's abuse. He is also a 50% likeable character in some ways but doesn't make me laugh.
Gibby: Yet again, another target of Carly and Sam's abuse. The whole 'taking off his shirt and GIBBEH!!!' thing easily gets old however but Gibby is passable.
Boring, generic and the putting 'i' in front of everything as episode titles is old and stupid. The same thing is being copied for two of Disney's ***ed shows, A.N.T Farm and Austin and Ally. The plots don't make sense like the pilot episode, I mean how can you post a video and then get millions of views THAT QUICK?
Unfunny and offensive. The jokes are often about hobos (poor people) which is offensive because we actually get poor people finding it hard to lead a suitable life as well as living in bad economies or 'fat jokes' (Gibby) which is also offensive judging his weight as well as well as Sam beating up random strangers. The laugh track is annoying because it repeats every time which gets annoying and makes you want to tune out.
Overall summary and rating:
An unfunny, offensive and generic show with repetitive plots, a stupid webshow with gross parts like making chicken noodle soup in a toilet, one-dimensional, subpar/passable, or questionable characters as well as offensive, violent scenes with no values.
Characters: 1/10. The only reason I give 1 is for Spencer and Freddie's efforts in trying because everyone else doesn't care or can't be bothered.
Plots: 0/10. Boring and generic.
Jokes: 0/10. Offensive and unfunny. The only funny thing is most of these's actors ATTEMPTS in acting. Where did Nickeolodeon find these people?
Nickeolodeon, cancel this, the horrible merchandise and every other rubbish show you've produced since 2010 and put on classic re-runs. By now, you're following Disney's route.