Average User Score: 8.0Jul 1, 2013This show isn't a really bad show, but I can not get myself to give it many points because ultimately it gives a sad example of how picky a lot of people have become. People are taught that nothing but the perfect partner is good enough for them and that you need to feel this magic 'spark' to connect. Even if you hardly know someone. This is what people have been spoon fed for decades.
When it is dark they often feel a connection, but when ultimate moment in the show comes and the people see their candidate of choice, the final decision is often based on the exterior of the person. He is too young. She is too fat. He misses that manly jawline. She is black-haired.
The only good thing about this is that those people will hopefully never get any kids and thus remove themselves from the gene-pool.
Perhaps Darwin wasn't so wrong after all?… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Jun 15, 2013Disney Channel is a synonym for bad tv in my book, but one of the few exceptions it this show. It isn't on the level of south park, but it both an uplifting funny show that offers silly moments and the scripts are wonderfully creative.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Jun 15, 2013Maybe 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. It is all entertainment.
All the other stuff left to public tv who don't get the budget, because we rather have bad programs then pay for any good ones. MTV used to show music once, now it pretends to be more, but actually 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 kid.
I don't worry to 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 maybe might make a mental note never to order pizza by that bad company again. Just like we would associate Disney Channel with bad tv.… Expand