Fred's life becomes like a horror movie: his favorite music teacher is missing and all suspicions point to her replacement, Mr. Devlin, a pale man who dresses in all black and carries an ... See full summary »
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
This is a series that is an insult to human creativity, one that could not conceivably be worse. There is pretty much no plot whatsoever, nor are there any attempts at creating remotely likable characters. Yet, I will not assign a star rating. This could have worked if anyone remotely talented worked on this, yet not a single shred of effort seems to have gone into this travesty.
This could be seen as a form of surreal humor, yet nothing on this show is even remotely funny. This could be a form of surreal art, but this show has nothing to say. Even the "be yourself" message here is shown to cause Fred nothing but misery. The clumsy attempts at teaching a lesson come off as preachy and ham handed. Even the most stupid, easily entertained kids will change the channel before long.
Overall, Fred is an obnoxious, irritating waste of time where gross out humor is the closest the show comes to being funny. It still falls short. Lacking the necessary qualities even for so bad its good, this show defies classification and is devoid of any remotely redeeming qualities, making this show utterly impossible to recommend on any level. A star rating at least implies that there was one thing that made the experience memorable, good or bad. Trying to rate this show would require that the show at least makes itself memorable, and the most pathetic part is that it falls short of even that.
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