Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings
Jun 13, 2015Maybe you should not waste your time on the negative, but sometimes it is unavoidable. I understand that the guys playing Zack & Cody areMaybe you should not waste your time on the negative, but sometimes it is unavoidable. I understand that the guys playing Zack & Cody are millionaires. It signifies the decrepit state of affairs in teen entertainment land. But hey, they are rich and I am not, Na Na na.
Disney channel broadcasts one bad kid show after the other and Zack & Cody are among the worst.
Take the canned laughter as an example. I suspect that it is by now fully automated and shoots off every three minutes. They have to automate it as any manual synchronisation with what is going might constitute a mental health hazard. The situations and remarks don't warrant the laughter and sometimes that laughter is so obvious off cue that it screams CANNED.
The scripts are non existent. Basically what they do is collect a stack of set situations, toss them in a high hat and then randomly draw a few to constitute a new episode.
Funny moments are heralded by such obvious smirks, rolling of eyes and pauses that they scream: this is funny. Ha ha ha. And as a result they are not. All Characters are stereotypical and lack any depth. The fat kid who thinks of food all the time, the dumb rich girl(because we hate rich smart types), the oversexed little boy, the smart-ass little girl, the freaky maintenance guy, the funny gay guy. Acting is bad, with everything done over the top so even the brain-dead 'get it'. The standard joke of someone saying a and then doing b directly after is so overused that saying it has lived out it is existence doesn't describe it.
I often wonder how such bad shows can even draw an audience. Are teens so tasteless?
I asked my kids. Why don't you watch something else?
And they asked: what else is there? And they showed me all the other channels. And there is nothing for them.. Our commercial tv channels have not one a single teen or kid show. Not one. Like they discarded documentaries, good movies and in depth discussion programs and all programs for kids. It is all entertainment for adults.
All the other stuff left to public tv who don't get the budget, because we rather have bad programs than pay for any good ones. MTV used to show music once, now it pretends to be more, but it has actually become a hodgepodge of ill-fitting programs that certainly are not for young teens
And there you have it: Disney channel operates in a void. That is what attracts kids.
I don't worry too much about this though. I know teens will quickly forget Disney channel once they are a bit older, like you and I forget that bad pizza we ordered. We do however, might make a mental note never to order pizza by that bad company again. Just like we would associate Disney Channel with bad tv and skip it when we change channels..… Full Review »
Oct 21, 2014The Suite Life of Zack and Cody stars identical twin brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse, as Zack and Cody, whose lives change when their motherThe Suite Life of Zack and Cody stars identical twin brothers Dylan and Cole Sprouse, as Zack and Cody, whose lives change when their mother Carey (Kim Rhodes), ends up landing a job at one of Boston's finest hotels, the Tipton Hotel. As part of Carey's contractual deal, the twins and her get to live in an upper floor suite of the hotel. Ashley Michelle Tisdale stars as Maddie Fitzpatrick, who plays the role of the hotel candy counter girl and part-time babysitter, that tends to having to put an end to Zack and Cody's antics. Brenda Song stars as the rich and spoiled hotel heiress, London Tipton; while Phill Lewis plays the role of Mr. Moseby, the Tipton Hotel Manager. While Zack and Cody's mother works, they have all the amenities that come with the hotel, like room service, the game room, the swimming pool, and the candy counter. Maddie steps up as being the babysitter for the twin boys who tries to foil their pranks, along with the job of being the Tipton's candy counter girl.… Full Review »
Mar 5, 2011I have to admit the show got a lot better now that there older, the show is funnier and the boys get in even more hilarious messes, the bestI have to admit the show got a lot better now that there older, the show is funnier and the boys get in even more hilarious messes, the best season yet.… Full Review »