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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
Really Not that Bad, 2 August 2004
Author: Ginger87 from New York City
Detention really wasn't that bad of a show. I actually thought it was quite entertaining. I used to watch it on kids WB on Saturday mornings. Detention was a show about kids always winding up in Detention. The characters were: Shareena Wickett, the leader of the group, Emmitt Roswell, who was searching for aliens, Duncan Bubble, who was always playing with his yoyo and never talking, Lemonjella LaBelle and Orangejella LaBelle who were the smart twins, Jim Kim, who liked reading comic books, Gug, the weird kid, and Shelley Kelley, the teacher's pet who just went to detention because she liked to. My favorite characters were Shareena and Jim. Coming from a true Recess fan I find no resemblance between these two shows. Overall I give Detention an 9/10 stars.
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this show can actually hurt kids (i think), 30 March 2001
Author: rastaman from berkeley, california
I just saw my first episode today despite seeing the trailers for a long
time (i just don't get up on Saturdays early enough to watch it and now
on in the afternoon). Based on this one random episode this must be one
the worst kid's animated series on TV disguising as a good show (i.e. i
don't count those cheap 'japanese imports' like the various 'pokemons',
those are in the class of their own). It is dull and boring to the core
no point and nothing to say. No funny jokes or interesting storyline
What you find here is a cliche upon cliche, some bad music,
voice talent, sub-standard assembly-line quality animation (and not the
Korean (?) in-between part but the key art sucks as well). Character
is of unimaginative generic WB-style with the possible exception of the
female character ('Shareena Wickett') who almost looks like there has
some thought put into the character design. Yet she is not really
being basically an arguably better-looking version of Lydia(?) the girl
the animated series Beetlejuice. Her character definitely seems out of
in this cartoon looking inexplicably "gothic" among all the boring boring
rest of the animated cast (a low point: the animated Mowry twins). Even
names of the characters are distinctly not funny yet they are trying so
The worst thing about this series however is its primitively stereotypical negative depiction of adults and the 'uncool' kids. Let me tell you what i remember from the episode i just saw... Cool kids are being cool by kicking adults in their butts or spilling ink all over their (adults) heads. Uncool kids are trying hard yet remain uncool no matter what they do (even if they do something much more dramatic like flooding the school gym with a hose). Cool kids pity the uncool ones: "they just ain't got what it takes...", i.e. the cool are also the compassionate ones while the uncool are utterly hopeless and will never be accepted... Adults are all evil and stupid and have nothing better to do but to constantly spy on kids with the sole purpose of entraping them into earning - you guessed it - a DETENTION! This word is shouted at the rate 2-3 per minute and that alone is as annoying as a toothache.
This show was supposed to be something like 'Recess' (a quite boring yet quite original animated show) meets 'Animaniacs' but it lacks the originality of both and zany humor of the latter. It reeks of commercialism, half-assed job, lack of talent, sheer stupidity... Is this the 'food for thought' we want to feed to our kids? (my first baby is due in 2 weeks). This show can teach them nothing good, by reinforcing the worst stereotypes it can only propagate the dreaded 'American teen values' that are formed by the mindless showbiz and then the whole country shudders in amazement: whatever happened to our young generation?..
well, i am not good at speeches, let me just conclude: the creators of this show must not be allowed nowhere near children and, preferably, should be put in jail (for the damage they've already done).
KEEP YOUR KIDS AWAY FROM THIS ONE!!!
0 out of 16 people found the following review useful:
Pathetic rip-off of Recess., 18 January 2002
Author: dootuss from PA
This show was basically a rip-off of the highly popular Saturday morning
cartoon "Recess" only this show really sucked and was not as original as
Recess was. Unlike Recess (which had various kinds of unique characters, and
stories) this show had lame characters, and horrible story lines. The main
female character was freaky, and was scary looking (Is it just me or are
cartoon characters with big black eyes always look creepy?), but then again
all the characters were weird. It also had the Mowry twins showing off their
voice talents something they don't have as well as acting!!
I'm glad they axed this show. It's bad enough that the WB airs that stupid Pokemon garbage, but this show was even worse! Stick with Recess instead of this rubbish called Saturday Morning cartoons.
This show sucked period!
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