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The lead character in McGee and Me! is an 11 year old cartoonist Nicholas "Nick" Martin who draws a character named McGee who helps him through his struggles at home and school, with a little extra help from the Bible. (Nick sometimes puts McGee into Bible-based cartoons to help work through his dramatic problems). The series was shot in Hollywood and featured Joseph Dammann as Nick Martin, with guest stars like Orel Hershiser, Dick Van Patten, Carol Lawrence, Grant Goodeve, and Jerry Houser. The first McGee was launched in 1989. Although shot on film, McGee and Me! was the first made-for-video production to air on network television (ABC-TV), and was a winner of over twenty awards. Written by
Typical cheesy Christian show, but at least watchable
Now before I can go on with this review of the show, I wanna talk a-little about Christian Media. I'm not a freak of Christian freak, I'm actually a Atheist, despite my Family's Roman Catholic and Luthern background, but I do found all of this Christian Media crap quite interesting so. I do listened to Christian Music, not for the fact of being Christian-like but being just music to have fun listening to, and I always found it entertaining, and keep it in mind I mainly listened to Christian Rock, which is the general music genre I enjoyed listening to, which is why I would even listens to that. Christian movies I haven't gotten around seeing that many, the only one I have saw is a film called "To Save a Life" which I will attempt to make a review of in the future, well maybe. Anyways, Christian shows I only saw are VeggieTales and this show, now I would come upon this show was long ago back when I was at a Daycare, that was quite Christian, and they let us watches a few VHS tapes of this show, one being the most popular episode "Not-So-Great Escape!" and some other episode called "Skate Expectations" where Nick made a contest challenge with the show's bully Derrick. Anyways, now I went through a-little bit of mine history with Christian Media, let goes onto the review starting with the plot.
The usual plot is that a kid named Nick who lives with his overly religious parents and equally religious Grandmother and two sisters and go through every episode with his magical friend who he created with the help of God, McGee, learning certain problems and advantages that usually come across peoples' lives such as Lying, Elders, Fear, Speaking up, Bullying, Honoring your Parents, Making Right Choices, Cheating, Practice, Friendship, Standing up for others, Peer Pressure, Knowing who your true friends are, and even Child Abuse.
This show is sorta in-between with how I viewed it. Now being a guy who searches a-lot of Christian in general, seriously I can actually nailed every rule of being whatever in the Christian spectrum despite calming to be an Atheist, but back to what I'm saying, I think this show's purpose obviously is to show not just Nick to learn but also Children who are watching the show, and that is in-fact a good point there, I really do appreciate it, but the big issue is how each episode is shown, like the purpose I already explained is good, and the stories which I'm going to bring-up right now are amazing to read, especially the Xmas special which I think is probably the second well-known one in the whole show, is a good realistic plot of having a typical kid (Derrick) being abused by both his alcoholic father and his friend, which is why he the jerk he is to everyone, and the episode sound more touching as this was not the only thing we audience seen in the episode about the character's story and learns why he enjoyed doing what he, but also about him becoming a more peaceful person, a Christian, as within the episode, he is part of the school's performing take of the "Nativity of Jesus" along with Nick and his best friend Louis, which changes him. A good-sounding story but where its comes down is how depressing and cheesy it is, now Cheesiness is common in all of these episodes but depressing is not, and as this episode as it was, it's was also uncomfortable watching some of the scenes, especially where Derrick fights his bully of a friend, in order to protect Nick from being killed from him, and they played Christmas music in the background, I just find this a-bit not to watchable, it not disturbing exactly, it just a-bit depressing that all. Talking about how sloppy these certain episodes which makes me feel down about the show, I want to talk about the worst episode, the "Not-So-Great Escape" which I found totally sloppy, I would probably saved of what I want to talk about the episode in maybe a review of it, because I have so much to say, as it so bad, I would maybe like to talk about however the awkward cringy with Nick and Louis reenacting the stupid commercial of the horror film they want to see, it's my god, all I'm just going to say is I rather watch a person having a Seizure than watching that, my god, and if you ever seen the episode, probably know what I'm talking about, man. Over-all beside that, the episode is generally bad by having nonsensical lines and acting, its awarded of being the worst episode. Beside that, the characters, would've been good if they have some better script, the general script of the show is quite mediocre and that basically all I'm going to say about them.
Over-all the show maybe watchable, it cheesy yes it really is, but it B-Movie entertainment, and this is basically what you except of a Christian show. If you're a Christian or someone who is obsessed with Christian Media or Christianity, I would maybe recommend this, everybody else, if your a B-Movie watcher, like have no problem going through something cheesy, check this out if you want, as if everyone else, just stay away.
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