I think Comic Book Guy would appropriately describe this as: Worst Show Ever
The Naked Brothers Band (2007– )
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I think Comic Book Guy would appropriately describe this as: Worst Show Ever
Each episode is compromised of some wacky situation the 8-14 year old kids get into. Almost every one of said scenarios ties into the "I won't admit it" relationship between the 11-year-old singer and the high school-aged bassist, the lone female of the group. You have to admit, what they've got going for them is actually pretty sweet and you'll find yourself rooting for them on occasion - but of course, cringe-worthy lines such as "No, I love YOU, Rosalina!" said to a video on a camcorder of said girl ruin it all.
An important question to ask is who IS this show's target audience? The show has crude humor and slapstick for the 4-7 year olds and sitcom situations leaning more towards the 8-11 Hannah Montana crowd, but the show's mildly sexual inappropriateness is too much for both of those age groups. And the show airs on Nickelodeon's TEENick block but it is far too juvenile for said group. Whoever this show is intended for, I highly doubt they would enjoy it, even in an age where bands like the Jonas Brothers are force-fed to young children by the media. The Naked Brothers Band rates as a 2 out of 10.
Alright, now that I'm done trashing the "band", I'll continue to the actual topic of this review: the show. I suppose it is just typical of Nickelodeon to pull another sucktacular show like this off. What really sets this show apart, though, is that the actors don't even try to act. And it's not just the acting. Lemme just list you some of the other things that irked me about this show in the first episode alone:
1. Buttface is not a funny word. I went around at school today and actually said it to hundreds of people. You most certainly cannot always count on buttface getting you a laugh or two, so just shut your mouth Mr. Lopez.
2. If a teenage girl thinks your fart noises are funny, you shouldn't be proud of it, so STOP DOING IT!!!
3. Nobody expresses what they think is funny by saying "That's funny." and barely letting out a chuckle to accompany it, Rosalina.
4. Some kid: Hey Nat, we're recording these butt shots for the music video.
Some kid: Don't you get it? Catch up with the "end"? As in rear end.
Thank you some kid for explaining the already bad joke to us, especially after making it perfectly obvious what you meant when you accented the word "end" in that previous sentence.
5. If you think something is laugh out loud hilarious, most people wouldn't express it by opening their mouth as wide as possible and having no expression on your face other than that (I'm referring to the part when the German lady starts beating up her husband/grandson, I couldn't tell which). 6. The scene where Alex is running around on the set in a chicken costume is not funny. Why even the adults were feigning hysterical laughter is beyond me.
I've been spending quite a bit of time reading the user reviews for Nickelodeon's other tour de crap, Drake And Josh, and am quite honestly appalled at how many good reviews it get, but I sincerely hope that no more than 1% (including the cast & crew themselves) become a fan of this show, because there is not one good part.
Very, very, very bad. 1/10
The songs are asinine, the kids even more moronic, if possible, and the condescending tone projected at the audience, like some inside joke of the producers, mocks the very psyche of the viewer.
The verdict: If you like shows that cause suicidal depression and indigestion, this is the show for you. If you love your life, don't. A veritable turd of a show.
Even the music is poor in my opinion. The theme tune is just fast in tempo and loud in volume, with nothing really to make it memorable, whereas the accompanying music is half-heartedly performed, unoriginal and dull. But it is the writing, characters and stories that sink The Naked Brothers Band. Starting with the writing, not only is it for me never funny but also it is written with no heart or energy.
The stories are poorly paced and predictable with unimaginative situations. Not only that, the show often has the feel of a really bad reality show. And I hate all the characters, every single one of them. In my mind, none of them are likable, instead they are loud, annoying, clichéd and little more than bland stereotypes. Even their names make me want to punch the wall in frustration.
The direction is often lazy too, while the acting is poor with no chemistry whatsoever between the actors, no sense of comic timing and poorly judged delivery of the lines. Overall, an awful show and one of my least favourite shows ever. If I were you, I would skip this and watch something like Sonny with a Chance instead. 1/10 Bethany Cox
I was a bit shocked at how bad this was. There was terrible acting and unrealistic, with a bad storyline. It seemed as though the episode was filmed and thrown together in 2 days by 8 year olds. I didn't like the idea of the cameras being shown either.
The storyline was bad, since they were all scared about their horoscopes then all of a sudden out of nowhere they are at the awards and they win? Sure, I think Nat Wolf is sorta cute, but he is seriously one of those people who can't sing. I would not recommend watching this show.
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO NICKOLODEON THESE DAYS ?!?!?!
1. The guitarist (Qaasim is his name I think) is a Jimi Hendrix impersonator, and a horrible one at that. In the first video, he even had the afro!
2. Rosalina's name isn't even Rosalina in real life! It's Allie (unless it's for Rose-ALLIE-na).
3. The music is horrible. They're all wannabes, and Nat's singing is a combination of the Beatles and Michael Jackson. OK apart, but a bad combo.
4. WHAT MORON THINKS THAT THEIR LINES AREN'T COMPLETELY SCRIPTED?!?!?! I understand that it's supposed to be like their lives are completely documented by stalker cameramen, but they can at least try to be natural about it. In one of the three episodes I've seen, Nat tries to be amazed at Alex's ability to cry on cue (which isn't even real; he uses eye drops). It's like he's having a freakin' panic attack! A hint for people over the age of five: DO NOT WATCH THIS SHOW. You will want to blow up your TV's if you do, no lie.
Allow me to add a few things here. First off all, to all you people who say "If you hate the show, why watch it?", think of it this way. Some people realize that the first and/or pilot episode is sometimes bad, and they give it another chance. I saw 3 episodes and have not watched it since. So there. Second, I hate the show, but I do understand that little kids like it. Just answer one question: Why is it on TeenNick?
Some people think their cute and I think their cute too but I don't think they should make a show about something like this.
I mean, a show about a bunch of kids who have a bad taste in music and plays brainwashing stuff. The genre of music they play just wreaks for today's teens and preteens.
One more thing I would like to add, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?" - James Angry Nintendo Nerd.
This show seems to be of a set of children who got lucky and spoiled due to having some impressive musical abilities. Fine - leave that be. No need to have camera crews following them around in a "self proclaimed" reality show. This show is staged. Unreal. Kids a year or two younger than me don't act like this, I didn't and neither did any of the kids I knew at the time. The surroundings in this show seem to be loony, fake, unreal and too booming. That is actually the whole problem with this show - too booming. It is loud, incomprehensible and unable to be understood. There is NO plot, or direction in where the episode it headed. It jumps from one thing to another. While some people enjoy this show, it may be because you can see the enjoyment younger children find in this, though at teenage years, this is really utter trash.
On the music side of the boat, it too is horrid. They claim this "noise" is 'rock n' roll.' It is nothing of the sort - nowhere near rock. To me it sounds like a school instrumental. I have seen similar performances in an elementary school play. One child sings while other may join him in some of the lines and play instruments. Things like this can be learned in school. Nat has too high of a voice to get the "rock" attitude down too. He sounds almost similar to a feminine voice. The music always seems to have the same "down in the dumps" tone and rhythm.
I rate this show a one out of ten, because personally, I find nothing in shows like this interesting or worth watching. It is utter trash. But I guess interest is in the eye's of the beholder - just like the "beauty is in the eye's of the beholder" saying. I don't care for this show and probably never will. And you know this show will be canceled shortly because the kid's will grow. Notice how it already doesn't seem to have a valid, official time schedule. Anyways, that is just my opinion.
Children will get easily entertained by this but not adults because this has young children playing roles medically. Children cant pick this out and adults can thats why they hate on it.
Its very entertaining to see these kids playing in their band and try to live their lives like normal children while being mobbed by fans because their rock stars.
Great show for kids. No negative attitude towards another race or other racism like other shows portray.
Give the show 8 out of 10.
This show has a lot of potential, whether you like the show/cast or not. However numerous things need to be done before this potential is released. Most Importantly, Polly Draper should step down as director, and eventually producer and such, it will ruin her sons careers. Next Equal screen time needs to be given the other members of the cast. Their Songs need to be worked on, there are some good ones, but a lot are pretty bad.
To see the report in full it has been posted in the forum what is written above is a very very brief summary of the report.