Motivated by his childhood experiences, Emmy Award-winner/actor/comedian Chris Rock narrates this very hilarious and touching story of a teenager growing up as the oldest of three children ... See full summary »
Just caught an episode of this last week. I was led to believe it was a musical series were the main character Addie, does a lot of singing. Then I realized that a TV series where people would sing all the time can get old really quick. That's what happened to TNBC's All About Us.
Anyway, Addie is a very confident singer. Whether or not she's bad is based on whether or not you think all girls who reached puberty are supposed to be good singers.
But there's really not a lot of singing at all. You just get like a minute of it per episode. The only original thing about Unfabulous is that each episode starts out with a problem and the rest of the episode is a flashback leading up to that problem and then there's a solution in the end.
I dunno if this is worth watching all the time. Eventually, Unfabulous will be crammed into that pile of many preteen shows that follow that basic teen girl formula: a girl with one best girl friend and one best guy friend (note that one of these friends has to be other than white), a sibling of the opposite sex, stereotypical classmates, and multiracial teachers that are young and hip and other elements we know by heart from watching too much TeenNick and ZoogDisney.
Feel free to give this a few episodes, but if you don't like the Lizzie McGuire formula, be warned of what this show is capable of wearing out into.
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