I Don't Like This Show, But I Don't Hate It Either.
Well, here we are. Discussing one of the most hated shows on Nickelodeon
in recent memory.
aside, critics have been accepting of this show and it has even won an Emmy. Older fans of Nickelodeon, however, have been less than pleased.
I really don't like this show, but it has potential. The Shout Outs
and Parental Bonuses
are a nice touch. There's some childlike imagination in the show that seems fitting. But there are thing that need to be fixed.
1. Ditch the CGI. There are some 2D-animated segments on the show and on the title cards. They look just fine, and the show would do just as well that way. The animation team needs to work on their skills, as there is TONS of glare on eyes, backgrounds look bland and generic, and there are cartoony effects that just seem out of place computer-animated.
2. Find some writers with better comedic talent. It's basically a Gross Out Show
with plenty of Toilet Humor
, and it gets very tiring after a few episodes, and it's a dead giveaway that the only people they want to watch the show are kids, killing the chance of a Periphery Demographic
3. Expand upon the characters. I know, this is a kid's comedy cartoon, not an RPG, but I feel a lot of things are vague. Are the main characters really called Fanboy and Chum Chum, or are those just nicknames they go by? Where are their parents? Did they abandon them
? Are they dead
? How are they supporting themselves on their own? Do they have to pay rent, keep themselves fed, or what? Can we see them out of costume? I mean, what the heck is going on?
Well, that's my stance on this controversial piece of animation. It is not a good cartoon by any means, but if it were done right, it could easily be palatable.