Life with Derek (2005–2009)
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Life With Derek breaks the Disney mold (as does Phil of the Future). The show has plausible situations, like step-siblings involved in sneaky plots, or real relationship troubles.
Life With Derek does not have the stars always winning, having fabulous careers at the age of 12, or moving into the White House. The stars aren't always in new clothes, the house isn't in perfect order (or in the best neighborhood) and the kids cry and complain like people in real life.
What bothers me about the Disney Channel is personified by such candy trash as High School Musical (or anything with Cordon Bleu). What I like about Disney is Derek and Phil.
i give this show a 10 out of 10. its unique, you never know whats going to happen. but its a great comedy for all familys at the same time. if you ever get the chance you should watch it too and see for yourself.
Well this show is really cool but some of the actresses bug me a little. but thats all. each episode is different and they all have cool story lines and I'm glad that this show does not have unrealistic perfect characters, they are all so normal and realistic, OK well watch the show!! I love to watch it and cant wait for the new season, but the only bad thing is is that the channel i watch only has it Friday nights at 7:00 pm and I'm always out on Friday
Well i luv it bye
Overall, Life with Derek is a pretty nice show, despite some of it's flaws. I would give it a 7/10. Above average, but not the best. You could dedicate half an hour to it. :)
Sorry but seeing such a spoiled brat get his way time and again? Why would i want to watch that?!? No thanks, there are plenty of other shows that involve devious characters (Phil of the Future's Pim for example) where the evil one doesn't win or if they do not in the way they though.
Not to mention that I think this is a terrible picture to paint about living with step-siblings. Yes life isn't rosy but one could attempt to portray a character that wasn't outright evil and wins.
My suggestion is that you watch this only if you like seeing the villain win.
I recommend this show to anyone, no matter WHAT age you will love it!
My favorite reason being how hilarious the constant cat and mouse chase between Derek and Casey is in every episode. Derek always seems to be one step ahead of Casey, no matter what. Every time you think Casey has done something to pull ahead of Derek, Derek strikes back with another ace up his sleeve. Most of the time the episode ends with the two on even grounds, but that is not always the case.
Though Derek and Casey are the two main characters of the show, they couldn't do it without a terrific supporting cast. The parents, George and Nora are perfect. The two parents are different personality wise, as George seems to be like Derek: Carefree, relaxed and loose. Nora, on the other hand, is like Casey: Serious, determined and plays by the rules.
The other kids in the household complete the family tree in nothing short of spectacular fashion. Edwin and Lizzie are two similar aged kids, and though Edwin is a boy and Lizzie is a girl, Edwin is the wuss and Lizzie is the tough one. Edwin doesn't quite have the carefree personality as Derek (yet). Lizzie has a tough-girl personality that Casey could only dream of. And who could forget Marti, every families typical obnoxious yet cute youngest child.
In conclusion, Life with Derek is a high quality effort like most of Disney's non-animated shows. I am glad Disney picked this up, as each episode is an entertaining circus that sucks you in.
This show is totally void of anything remotely resembling family values, I wouldn't even consider allowing my kids to watch it.