Comedy about awkward teenager Pepper Ann, who only really has 2 friends, and manages to put other kids off by her slightly-nerdy behaviour, constant bad timing and insistence on trying to ... See full summary »
Lloyd in Space is a very unfunny science-fiction cartoon. Although created by the same guys behind Recess, it comes off nowhere near as pleasing. And compared to such other sci-fi toons as Futurama, it has very inferior delivery.
This cartoon centers on a green alien who's just becoming a teenager, but is a little too eager to grow up. Lloyd himself isn't much of a likeable character, and the whole world seems to be against him much of the time.
The one thing about this cartoon that really bugs me is Lloyd's bratty little sister, Francine. She has teleknesis, and too often uses it at everybody's disadvantage, but none more than Lloyd's! Francine is such an annoying twit, and Lloyd's mom seems very oblivious as to how dangerous she can be at times. (Remember the babysitting episode?) And most of the time, she's just plain irritating. (How about the one where she loses her teleknesis?) Francine makes Lloyd's life a living hell, yet she feels sorry for herself when Lloyd says or does hateful things to her. Other times, Lloyd even sympathizes Francine when she gets in trouble. This is all thanks to that overly-moralistic atmosphere that infests if not all, most of the programs on the Disney Channel. Unlike most shows, this sibling rivalry is TOTALLY disturbing!
Most of the other characters, namely Lloyd's friends, are okay, otherwise mediocre. Lloyd in Space should get credit for creativity, but most of what comes from this cartoon (characters, writing, jokes, etc.) falls flat. It's primarily the sibling rivalry that ruins this cartoon. Also, this cartoon follows that same pseudo-teen formula that's being done by the likes of As Told By Ginger and Braceface.
Lloyd in Space is a definite failure. If you haven't seen it, or just don't want to, then you're doing yourself a HUGE favor!
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