Total Drama Island : Season 5

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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 8, 2007
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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  • Summary: This animated take on the reality genre sees twenty-two teens competing in physical challenges in a dilapidated summer camp setting over a sixty day period. Season Two sees the name of the show change to Total Drama Action with fourteen teens competing in movie related challenges on a runThis animated take on the reality genre sees twenty-two teens competing in physical challenges in a dilapidated summer camp setting over a sixty day period. Season Two sees the name of the show change to Total Drama Action with fourteen teens competing in movie related challenges on a run down movie studio lot. In the third season, which has been titled Total Drama, the Musical, fifteen contestants - including brand new characters - will travel the world and burst into spontaneous every episode. Theme Song:

    Dear mom and dad, I'm doin' fine...
    You guys are on my mind...
    You ask me what I wanted to be
    And now I think the answer's plain to see...
    I wanna be...FAMOUS...
    I wanna live close to the sun...
    Well pack your bags 'cause I've already won...
    Everything to prove, nothing in my way...
    I'll get there one dayyy...
    'Cause I wanna be famous!
    Nah nah nah-nah nah nahhh...
    Nah-nah-nah nah nahhh na-nah-nah nah nah nahhhh...
    I wanna be...
    I wanna be...
    I wanna be famous...
    I wanna be...
    I wanna be...
    I wanna be famous!
    Doo doo-doo doo...
    Doo doo-doo-doo doo doooo...
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  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation

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  1. Aug 17, 2016
    10
    This season gave fans what they wanted, more Mike and Zoey. Although it could have been significantly improved upon very easily, it wasThis season gave fans what they wanted, more Mike and Zoey. Although it could have been significantly improved upon very easily, it was overall enjoyable. Expand
  2. Jul 16, 2015
    5
    There are some moments that connect to the story and then there are moments that don't and then there are the moments that make you say "WhatThere are some moments that connect to the story and then there are moments that don't and then there are the moments that make you say "What am I watching". So in fair game TDAS is not bad but it could do better with lazy character development, plot lines that we really need, and of course the writing of Ed MacDonald. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2015
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's sad that I'm going to have to give this season a negative review just based on the first part tentatively titled Total Drama All-Stars, but the thing is, 7 of these contestants are NOT All Stars. It started out promising because I thought this was going to focus on the original characters again, but instead we get them mixed. Fan favorites Owen, Izzy, Cody, and Leshawna didn't even get to compete, they were the true All Stars of the series. The storytelling is off, the character development and dialogue is poor, and the final 3 consist of new characters, I didn't want anyone to win by the end of the season. Pahkitew Island, however, is a lot stronger and has likable characters with decent development. Expand
  4. Aug 18, 2015
    1
    If there's anything to be said, it's that Total Drama All-Stars does no justice to what once made Total Drama so much fun, and is easily theIf there's anything to be said, it's that Total Drama All-Stars does no justice to what once made Total Drama so much fun, and is easily the worst season by far. It's so far removed from what made Total Drama Island a great show, and while all of its later seasons have problems TDAS has the feel of something that was out of touch and had no idea to accomplish. While most of the returning guys make sense, several of them do not, and there were far better choices like Harold, LeShawna, Brick, or Dawn to bring back. Most of the stories go nowhere, and a lot of the characters just don't have any point to be in this season. Most of the jokes in this season fall incredibly flat, with a lot of them being childish or just there to abuse the cast, which is taken to new lows here. The character development is terrible, most of the returning guys are unlike themselves and incredibly stupid, and a lot of the original guys look that much worse for it. The villain is obvious and overall a joke, and yet flies right past the cast without even trying, and his defeat is both stupefying and anticlimactic. Most of the season focuses on Mike and Zoey, who seem unstoppable here even though they don't really do anything to earn it. All it is is a repeat of their romance from Revenge of the Island, except much worse as the rest of the cast becomes an afterthought as the season builds up to a very obvious and extremely unfunny finale that screws everybody else over. Chris is insufferable in this season and we have characters like Courtney, Gwen, Sierra, Cameron, and others being derailed. The continuity is a mess, with the season getting a lot of things wrong about the older seasons just to excuse its own choices or for the sake of a bad joke. Worst of all is the final three episodes of the season, which will have you wondering how anyone let them by for what they do to the characters, how unfunny they are, and how badly they conclude the few stories that actually got a focus in this season.

    TDAS on a whole is a giant mess, and the terrible character development, the lack of focus or good jokes, and the ridiculous ending make for a season where everything suffered in some way. The result is a season that adds nothing to Total Drama and is far more annoying and aggravating than it is entertaining. I can't find anything to recommend about this season and there is too much wrong with it to make it anything enjoyable. This season was a massive disappointment and too much of it is a great irritation to watch, with too few moments to make up for any of it. The cast was terrible, the stories were terrible, the finale was terrible.....All in all, I say just skip this one completely.

    On the other hand, do watch Pahkitew Island, as it is much, much better. It handles a lot of its own stuff a lot better and its new cast is pretty good. This one deserves a higher rank, so just skip All-Stars and watch that instead.
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