Oh. My. Goodness. This was just horrendous. What is wrong with this show? Oh, where to begin? Let's start with one of the more polarizing things: the humor. It stinks. It's either dumb or predictable, and the only times I laughed were when Flash got stuffed in the locker. It's way too in-your-face with the gags, and needs to let the audience breath. Then there's the characters. I'll admit, I like Drake bell in Drake and Josh but here he's just annoyingly squeaky. He's way too high-pitched, and it's really grating. Nick Fury is okay, but kind of bland. The teen superheros are alright, with the exception of White Tiger. She came of as an egotistical hypocrite who doesn't care about anyone but herself. The villains really need some work, and all feel very flat, though I like the less-is-more approach with Doc Ock. Peter's friends also suffer from flatness, but they have potential. However, one thing seems to be a universal character trait among the teens: they all carry an Idiot Ball around with them. Things they would normally whisper to each other to avoid letting the adults hear are nearly yelled, and Peter wasn't even able to make the obvious connection that the new students are the other superheroes. Then there's the writing. It is very inconsistent. The writers try to switch between unfunny humor and pitiful attempts at "strong characterization" come off as ridiculous and trite. Peter's dilemma was completely unbelievable, considering that these heroes SHOULD be more competent than him. And finally, my biggest problem is the very premise of the show. Spider-Man is the everyman, thrust into a world he knows nothing about, trying to learn the ropes as he goes. He doesn't have anyone else to rely on, it all comes down to him. That's why he's appealing as a character. He's one of us. Now, how many of us get superhero training with secret government organizations? Not many. This completely ruins the idea of the character. Peter's great power no longer comes with great responsibility, and that completely betrays everything Stan Lee tried to establish with this character. I for one, am not planning on watching this ever again.
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