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 »
In 2000, Paul and Joe, the creators of Recess (and also the key writers of "Rugrats" from 1991 to 1995, also known as the good era of "Rugrats", before Nick took over) realized that "Recess" is on its last legs before getting canceled by Disney (in other words, "Recess" was close to the 65th episode). So, they made another show, "Lloyd in Space". That turns out to be nothing more than some cheap-ass (sorry) imitation of Recess with aliens, robots, and spaceships thrown into it. Lloyd, like TJ in "Recess", is just another misfit kid with misfit friends (except that Lloyd is not a schemer, unlike TJ and TJ is not a dork unlike Lloyd). Like in "Recess", the adults are treated like tyrants who make life tough for children by making rules and blowing off steam at them, and an example is Lloyd's mother, who is portrayed as strict on her kids (also, the robot teacher in school is strikingly similar to Mrs. Finster in "Recess"). Like in "Recess", there are characters on the show that are rich, popular, and gossipy bitches (sorry, again) that talk badly about Lloyd and his friends and that they think they're hot stuff and that their vocabulary is of barely anything more than "whatever", "totally", and "like..." (that blue alien bitch [sorry] is strikingly similar to Ashley A. in "Recess"). And heck, certain characters sound like characters in "Recess" (Lloyd sounds like Gus, Eddie sounds like Gelman [although Gelman is a bully on "Recess" and Eddie is not a bully], the robot teacher sounds like the secretary on "Recess" [I think her name is Mrs. Lemon], Douglas's mother sounds like Mrs. Grotke, and that that blue alien woman sounds like Ashley A.). If I hear people saying that this show is fresh and original, they have a very bad taste in entertainment. I give this a 5 out of 10
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