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YMMV / Wayside

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  • Broken Base: To some, the animated series is So Okay, It's Average, others think it's very good while many criticize it for being a poor adaptation of the books.
  • Cult Classic: The pilot episode and the show itself had mixed reactions with a fair share of detractors. However as years pass by, the series has gained a noticeable fanbase from those who remember Canadian cartoons more fondly.
  • Seasonal Rot: Fans consider season 2 to be inferior, due to the downgrade to Flash animation and the humor becoming lamer.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: To be expected when it's a series based on a beloved kid literature series. For some fans, they cite that making a TV show off it did have merit but the execution was a bit lacking and wished it followed the books more closely. Some likewise weren't keen on the animation style used, feeling it didn't really convey the quirkiness of the school and the characters.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Of all the 30+ students in the book series, only a small handful get lines or even appear.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The show never got to adapt any of the books' darker stories.


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