That's So Raven (2003–2007)
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The premise of this show is pretty cool too. Young psychic has INCOMPLETE visions, but acts on them anyway, not knowing the actual result of her actions. The writing is fairly standard comedy, but is sometimes inspired. There was a scene where Raven had a vision of a parachutist crashing through one of the school windows. So she and her friend rush there to get a story for the school newspaper. When the parachutist actually crashes through, he asks Raven "So you knew I was going to crash through this window?" When she replies yes, he asks again, "SO WHY DIDN'T YOU OPEN IT?" I thought that was clever. I enjoy watching this show, and I cannot believe that is little Olivia from "The Cosby Show". Good show.
That's So Raven is a pleasure to watch and have on Disney Channel. I throughly enjoyed all the episodes and thought they were funny and enjoyable. It is just such a great show.
Raven Baxter an average American has just one secret, she's psychic. Only her friends and family knows and with the help of her visions in the future, Raven goes on weird, funny and challenging situations to set things right.
This show also delivers a inspirational message too, that always believe in yourself and stop at nothing to fight for what you really want. I thought, that was a spectacular message for the audience. Keep it up Raven!
Another thing I don't like about this show is that a lot of the time she gets away with what she does, and doesn't get in trouble like in the Christmas episode where she looked in her Christmas box and then she needed to buy a new one. No one ever found out, Thats why I like The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, try naming an episode they didn't get caught for what they did. In other words: watch suite life of Zack and Cody, not thats so raven.
In the only fairness I will give to the show, it does have its moments.
"That's so Raven" follows the format exactly.
This show follows Raven Simone, who some will remember as the "Cosby Show"s Jumping The Shark. Raven is now too grown up to be cute and chubby anymore; she has blossomed into a full-blown "Big Girl"... And due to her lack of acting talent, look for her on next year's "Celebrity Fit Club" Raven's acting ability seems to be that of mugging at the camera like she was in an "Amos & Andy" re-make. This puts her firmly in Third Place behind Josh Peck and those awful Twins (Tied for First) in "The Suite Life".
What really gets my goat about this show is that Raven Baxter is supposed to be "Psychic"... COME ON! Too many little girls and FAR too many adult women actually BELIEVE in astrology and palm reading and such bull-dada... Do we REALLY need to encourage them? Raven's "Visions" are always incorrect, and she always gets her friends involved in trying to correct(In her opinion) some perceived future wrong. This almost always involves Raven wearing some goofy "disguise" and taking some pratfalls to prove that she is "The Next Lucille Ball"...
This show would be a lot better if Dad (An always wonderful Rondell Sheridan) would explain at the end of each episode: "Honey, I TOLD you! There is no such thing as psychics! Your GrandMa is a Crazy Old Lady from the Bayou who believes in Old Wives Tales and superstition."
This is one of those shows that you either love-or-loathe, I guess. My family and I hate it with the intensity of a thousand suns.
It is OK, for smaller children who like to laugh at a teenage girl who is jumping around the place stupidly but not really for teenagers/adults who will just find it annoying.
Do yourself a favour and do something better with your time!
I liked the idea for the show.Seeing a psychic was cool.It was like Heroes in a small way,but with only one person with a power,with the one exception of the episode with the other kids that have weird powers.
It wasn't until recently I had this weird thought."Is this show racist?"Now,every show has it's joke or two,but to me,these are the ones that stick out more.The point ,to me they tried to make several times was that "white people are racist" upset me a little bit.Because,wouldn't saying white people are racist,make them racist?Racism is everywhere,and everyone can be racist to everyone,but I'm wondering if I'm the only one who thinks about the show like this.They made several points of "racism".I don't think I need to mention the stereotype with Newt in Cory In the House being "stupid".
Correct me if I'm wrong about the racism,but the comments and remarks made in this show,I found upsetting and it won't change my mind anytime soon.
The story is basically about a girl called raven who is physcic and can see in to the future. And for a show that focuses on seeing into the future the show is very predictable. The comedy is supposed to ensue but the stories are always the same. So basically Raven sees bad future, tries to change it funny stuff is meant to happen but fails to deliver. One thing i have noticed about this show is that it does touch on some serious issues like smoking and racism. But the show is racist in it's own discreet way. Notice that it is a black dominated show and the white female character Chelsea is so stupid. The show is almost trying to insinuate that black are smarter than white people. This is also true for the spin-off series Cory In The House were newt is white and is incredibly dim-witted.
This show is very predictable and gets incredibly repettative you might just give up.