Set at the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy, a strip mall martial arts studio and worst dojo in the under-performing nationwide Bobby Wasabi chain. Revolves around a ragtag crew of lovable... See full summary »
Dylan Riley Snyder
How this program rates only a 4.4/10 is totally beyond me as, along with "House of Anubis," it's the only "original" live-action Nickelodeon show I can tolerate. The worst, without doubt, is "Big Time Rush," (please, no comparisons to "The Monkees")but I've also concluded that "iCarly," in spite of its popularity, is pretty awful, too. Does anyone else notice/feel that Sam is just an obnoxious, self-hating bully? Easily the best character on that show is Gibby, who deserves better. Meanwhile, there's "Victorious," which isn't quite as bad as the two just mentioned. It's just filled with dull people. By the way, has anyone else noticed that so much of "iCarly" and "Victorious" revolves around girls fighting (figuratively) for boys; not a good example for the Nick audience.
Now, back to "Supah Ninjas." As a 52 year old father of an eight year old, it is the one (Nick) show that we enjoy together. The kids are genuinely NICE to each other, very loyal, and there is no screaming (a mainstay of "BTR"). Also, goofy as the plots might be, they really are pretty funny and they're a LOT better than the truly sophomoric plots on the other programs. Although "Owen" is supposed to be the funny-man, I actually think that the best one-liners go to Yamato, the robot.
Anyway, I could go on and on. I guess "House of Anubis" is coming back next year, which is good. In the meantime, I hope that Nick keeps "Supah Ninjas" on the schedule as it stands head and shoulders above the rest of the pack.
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