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I actually quite enjoy this TV show. It's not your typical cheesy, little kid directed show on Disney. As said before the kids are just ordinary kids, with ordinary problems. They aren't wizards, or pop stars, or actor's on a TV sketch show. It follows a family's everyday life, brought in with a "suprise" little baby, 6 month old Charlotte or Charlie for short. It shows both parents working as most families do. It's more realistic and most teens can relate to. And the audience of which it is directed towards is more of the older teenage group, like myself, 17. Instead of "Hannah Montana", "Wizards of Waverly Place", "Sonny with a Chance" or "JONAS" which has teenage problems, but more directed at the pre-teen audience who still have a huge imagination. Overall the jokes are quite funny, and there is minimum cheesy moments. All the actors, are amazing. And the youngest, Mia, they put in her situations, that a normal baby would experience. I think this show could go far. It almost relates to "Full House" without the corny moments and music. Don't judge because it is Disney, I honestly believe people would enjoy this show, whole families indeed. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the shows that are directed at a younger audience, but sometimes they do get a little corny! :)
I have to say personally, this is the best comedy sitcom I've seen on TV in years. I've been a fan of Seinfeld, Cheers, etc., and haven't really found a show I really liked until GLC. This is a sitcom that TV has been missing for years. It really should be on network TV, but that's not so important these days. It has really good scripts, the characters are great, and I hope this show continues for years to come. It is not only the best show on the Disney Channel, but to me, it's the best sitcom on TV period. I'm glad Disney accepted this show, and also renewed it for a second season. This is a great family sitcom, something both kids and adults can enjoy. I do not understand anyone who wouldn't like this show.
Seriously this show is awesome! It IS a Disney channel show, so you
have to take that under consideration. But that aside this show rocks.
It's about something normal -- a real family. One that has it's own
normal problems and day to day activities. No one is a wizard, has a
secret double life, is famous, lives on a boat or in a hotel, has
psychic powers...etc. It brings me back to the days of Even Stevens and
Lizzie Mcguire! There's nothing wrong with all the other Disney shows,
they are fun, but it's nice to have a break and watch something normal
for a change. The writing is pretty good too, it's hilarious and I
think they got the cast just right. Every one of those actors bring
something different to the show. Leigh Allyn Baker is one of the best
on this show too...she makes her character hilarious!! Her and Eric
Allen Kramer make a believable parent set and their conversations
between them and the kids on the show are completely believable as
parents to kids. I was watching an episode last night where there was a
conversation between Teddy and her Mom and it was just hilarious
because I've practically had the same convo with my own mom. Bridget
Medler is great, I'm glad they gave her this show, she does a great
job. The little brother Bradley Steven Perry -- I can see him going
places he does well! Also I lovee the little girl that plays Charlie -
Mia Talerico, she's adorable!! I'm glad Jason Dolley is still on my TV
screen and that he's on a show that is actually good! Although I do
wonder why they always give him the kind of "stupid" kid roles.
Although his character PJ isn't THAT stupid but he's still got those
qualities that Jason always plays. I don't know i'd just like to see
Jason in something a little different, it's been a while. But i'm so
glad he's on this show!!
I could go on and on but overall, if you can get it in your head that is is a Disney channel produced show and you take that into consideration when you are watching, then I think you will really enjoy this show for what it is. Smart, witty, sweet, and just fun for everyone! My own mom loves this show she think's it's hilarious, and she is 47!
If your looking for a new, funny TV show to watch with your family,
DisneyChannel has a winner in Good Luck Charlie. My entire family
enjoys this show, from my 40 yr old mom, to my 8 yr old sister, to my
17 yr old sister, to me (thirteen yrs old). The show is about the
Duncan family, an average family with two sons: P.J played by Jason
Dolley and Gabe played by Bradley Perry and two daughters: baby
Charlotte a.k.a Charlie played by Mia Talerico and teenager Teddy
played by Bridgit Mendler, and two parents Bob played by Erik Allen
Kramer and Amy played Leigh Allyn Baker.It is about the whole family
adjusting to life with their new arrival. They are an average-looking,
relatable family. The jokes are fresh and funny, and "awwwww"ing at
little Charlie never gets old.
There aren't many supporting characters except for Teddy's sassy best friend Ivy (played by Raven Goodwin) and P.J's best friend and fellow band mate Emmett(Played by Micah Williams).
Its very charming how big sister Teddy makes a video diary for her baby sister, ending each entry with "Good Luck Charlie!".
A great show, I recommend it for anyone wanting a great show for all ages.
Finally a show that isn't a pain to watch with your kids, but
entertains to all ages.
The story line is futuristic, and projects something we all would like to do: give advice to everybody who isn't as experienced as us. A great watch and awesome family show.
The future looks great for a show like this, as it is different, enjoyable and combines good acting with great writing.
Cute characters combined with good laughter always makes room for a great evening of fun with the family.
I am really looking forward to more of the story, and see where the writers can take the show.
This is really weird. I am a 50 yr old African American male that is in love with show. I like its diversity, not because of the ethnicity of its cast but because of the madness of its characters. They are all so extreme. It is refreshing to see the parents just as crazy as the kids (i.e. the episode where the mom chased the teacher around the school).To me the star is the little girl that plays Charlie. When I first started watching the show it was about a quarter into the 2nd season (in fact it was after the episode Charlie is two on Netflix). So I didn't know about the pilot episode until later. I am amazed at how well the toddler who plays Charlie reacts to her scenes. She smiles and talks on cue. Normally an actor her age is played by twins but the producers of the show took a chance with just one child. Because she is has the presence to pull it of. As she gets older I think the show will be that much better as long as parents remain crazy.
We recently got cable again and had been pretty much disappointed in
entertainment for kids.UNTIL. "Good Luck Charlie" even has us parents
sucked into the show! We all sit and watch and there are no negative
notions for kids to learn! Beautiful family show that has them all
working together and being, parents, siblings and friends.
Love how the entire family video documents for baby Charlie.. Such a cute idea!
All the kids are great actors as well as the parents on the show.. fun for the whole family and highly recommend for your family too!
We need more "Good Luck Charlie" for the television viewing world.
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I find good luck charlie to be a very cute and funny show. The show has a mom(Amy Duncan) a dad(Bob Duncan), and their four kids. There is the oldest son(PJ Duncan)who is dimwitted which makes him hilarious at times, the second child who is their daughter(Teddy Duncan)who is a bit of a goody good, the youngest son(Gabe Duncan) who I find very annoying, and of course the child who the story revolves around, their daughter the youngest of all(Charlie Duncan)who is very cute and very funny! The TV show is very entertaining, but in the movie Good Luck Charlie It's Christmas Amy Duncan reveals that she is pregnant and in my opinion if she has another child it will ruin the point of the show which is CHARLIE.Teddy makes recordings of their lives for the future Charlie to watch which brings you the name of the show, because at the end of every recording she wishes Charlie good luck. So if another baby comes into it will Teddy start recording videos for it. The show will be destroyed if another child comes into it, Good Luck Disney Channel!
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I'm hardly exaggerating if I say this is the best show to come out of
Disney Channel in at least five years. This show brings us back to the
good ol' days of Lizzie McGuire when your mom would sit and watch an
episode with you because it was a cute show that managed to provide a
lesson without shoving it down the viewer's throat. Then came the era
of the suite life, hannah montana, wizards of waverly place, and the
creme de la crap, shake it up. These are more shows your mom rolls her
eyes when she sees you watching them and after a while you start
feeling embarrassed about it too. These shows mostly were all cute when
they started out but as they progressed they got stupider and stupider.
It's because these shows all have a gimmick, a shtick they need to make
them work and ensue crazy plot lines, usually which involves someone
trying to be famous.
The buck stops with Good Luck Charlie because the closest thing they have to a gimmick is that they have a baby sister. It's like on some shows like Fresh Prince, Malcolm in the Middle, Family Matters they have a surprise baby when they run out of ideas, GLC makes an entire show out of that. And it works, for a lotta different reasons:
IT'S A FAMILY SHOW. This might not seem that important but in terms of Disney Channel over the last few years it's a big improvement. Every show has families but they rarely interact and everyone is off doing their own thing. But GLC is about a family and everyone has equal story lines and all their plots all involve each other. Next to that, every member of the family is likable and believable. The main character Teddy is a goody-goody who loves her family, her older brother is stupid but sweet, her little brother is a prankster, her mom thinks a bit much of herself and their dad is a goofball. Every member of the family you could believe is a real person.
The supporting characters have lives of their own! Again, this doesn't seem like a big deal, but Disney Channel has gotten reallllly lazy. In not one, but two of their shows when they got tired of not explaining why the best friend was always at the star's house, they had the bestie move in with the star! To do this on one show is pushing it. When you do it on two, it's pathetic. But we see Teddy's best friend Ivy's parents, she has a family and a house and we see them semi-regularly! Again, it goes back to Lizzie McGuire days when we would see Miranda and Gordo's parents occasionally enough to know they existed. We even see Teddy's boyfriend's parents. It's not the biggest of deals but when they acknowledge that the supporting characters don't go sit in storage lockers when they leave the Duncan house it says something about the show.
It doesn't take place in California. Again this is my personal preference but when they have a show that doesn't take place in California (or New York but it's not the same, New York at least has weather) but this show takes place in Colorado! That means they can have mountains and snow and other things most shows on Disney are too lazy to touch.
Bottom line, it's a great show and just what the doctor ordered on Disney Channel. It's an innocent enough family show that a family can watch it together without the parents feeling like morons and if they have older kids reminisce about Lizzie McGuire. Home run, Disney Channel! And its about time!!
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I like it so far. I totally agree that it is refreshing to have a show that is just about a family and the funny things in their lives. I agree that it is along the lines of Full House or Step by Step or some other shows that hark back to my teen years. I like the fact that this show is not as over acted as most of the other Disney shows like Wizards or Suite Life or Sonny. The biggest issue I have is that the baby, Charlie, is supposed to be 9 months old, but is obviously more like 2 years old. I mean she is up running around and has hair longer than her oldest brother (played by Jason Dolley who does clueless so well). But, having an 8 month old myself, I can understand how it is easier for the show, an older child can do more and can do it on command, but I don't see why they don't just say the baby is 18 months instead of 9, that I would believe. Bridget Mendler is great as Teddy. I thought she was a huge boon to Wizards and I was quite sad to see her leave, but I guess she couldn't do both. She is very real as a teenage girl trying to be the responsible child in the family, yet still have fun with friends and boys. The casting of the parents is great. I really like the mom. It is possible that I enjoy the show partially because I can relate to her. I really enjoyed the part in the pilot where Charlie dumps a plate of bananas on her own head and later Teddy asks her why they had to have another baby and she answers, "Because 3 kids was just too easy, 3 is for quitters!" The one character that is sort of just OK is Gabe the youngest until Charlie came along, who is feeling a bit neglected and jealous. Unfortunately so far he could be lifted out and the show would be just as good, at least from what I have seen so far. The writers really need to put more into him, otherwise he is just filler. I know that Bridget and Jason's characters get more screen time/lines because they are the ones people already like from previous Disney shows, but that is what the draw is, they should still try to make him stand on his own. Only 2 episodes have aired so far, so maybe they will and they are just drawing in an audience.
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