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This children animated series follow seven little monsters, whom are apparently not little but big ones, in their adventures on learning about life. And each monsters' name is an number, 1-7. One, the eldest of all of them, as well as the most athletic and yet to be the tattletale of the siblings. Two, the most helpful out of the monster with a long nose. Three, the most dramatic of the seven, and usually seen taking on a different persona in each episode. Four, the middle child who is the epitome of rambunctious angst in his family. Five, the childish sibling who does weird things with his tongue. He usually seen with Four. Six, who is the resident ballerina, and believes she's the most beautiful monster. And the youngest, Seven, who can unscrew his head. Despite his frightful appearance as well as be the youngest, he is the tallest amongst his siblings and is the most gentle as well. Written by
Like most PBS shows, Seven Little Monsters is a show adapting from the children's book series written by Arthur Yorinks. Each episode follows the so called "adventures" involving 7 monsters that live with a human woman as their mother. There's no age indication for the monsters, but they like 6 year olds. I would also use the word "little" very loosely seeing how the monsters are sometimes 10 times larger then their human mother. The show should really be called "Seven Size Changing Monsters". There is no size consistency in the monster's size. One minute their half the size of their 3 story house, the next their twice as tall as people.
The idea of having a house of seven monsters is creative, but no one really acknowledges the fact that one monster can TAKE HIS HEAD off, one has a Pinnochio nose, one has a long slimy tongue and so forth. The show ends becoming the story of seven siblings who are just regular people in the stories case. You practically forget that their even monsters and just boring children.
The show seems to keep a cap on it's absurdity despite it's premise. Most episodes take place entirely in the home of this rather unusual family. The first episode deals with the nail biting dilemma of getting breakfast ready or trying to be quite and not disturbing their mother. Lessons concerning how the moon works, how to sleep after a bad dream and remembering to turn off the water are the moral standards of the story, as well as what every child hears in TONS of other shows.
Some shows simply feel like their made to suite the perfect standards of a PBS learning show, and don't take the time to get very creative or fun. You know you're in trouble when a kids show tells audiences that if too many people leave the water running, we'll drain out the oceans and there will be no water left on earth. This explains why PBS usually takes other books into their hands. There's a lack of creativity going on around here. Nothing special here.
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