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Marvin Marvin 

An alien boy is sent to Earth because of a war on his home planet.
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Series cast summary:
Lucas Cruikshank ...  Marvin / ... 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Victory Van Tuyl ...  Teri Forman 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Pat Finn ...  Bob Forman / ... 18 episodes, 2012-2013
Mim Drew ...  Liz Forman / ... 17 episodes, 2012-2013
Casey Sander ...  Pop-Pop / ... 17 episodes, 2012-2013
Jacob Bertrand ...  Henry Forman / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Camille Spirlin ...  Brianna 14 episodes, 2012-2013
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An alien boy is sent to Earth because of a war on his home planet.

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24 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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This Doesn't Even Deserve A Proper Rating
3 June 2013 | by NewOCFanSee all my reviews

Marvin Marvin doesn't even deserve a rating from me at all.

It is so hard to really like this show. However you felt about any other shows on Nickelodeon before, Marvin Marvin makes them appear more well done and more like the people involved in the other shows were really putting effort into what they did, and I even believe that and can give those people kudos to that. But just the way Marvin Marvin is written, and the way they direct Lucas Cruikshank makes me believe otherwise.

Let me start off with this: I love Nickelodeon. I grew up with a lot of it. Not to state I'm a 90's kid but I loved Rugrats, CatDog, Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold, SpongeBob, Fairly Odd Parents and Jimmy Neutron. I never saw the live action shows like Kenan & Kel and All That but for what they were when I did take a look, they were pretty good. The Amanda Show was alright too. I liked any of the movies that was made from that network. I grew up more with live action shows like Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, iCarly, Victorious, True Jackson VP and a bit of Big Time Rush. How to Rock got better for me and Bucket & Skinner was enjoyable as well and Ashley Argota, I believe, had an even better role than she had as a side character on TJVP. I can enjoy most things. And for some shows that may be criticized, I can look deep into the shows and really look at the characters and see either how much better they get as "people" over time, or can see more to the characters and thankfully good things about them that make me keep watching. There maybe really subtle messages in a show I'll find that I really like. For comedies, I like actually looking at a comedy and I don't always like when they have a message that's literally in your face like a PSA. I'll understand why something is funny and I can laugh to that. But here in Marvin Marvin, it's hard to look deep into the characters and find good things about them or find any positive messages without Lucas being on the screen for a majority of the half hour.

The only way anybody can watch the show again after one episode is if they could pretend the show is not about Marvin and instead it was about, say, the family, or even Marvin's supposed-to-be sister. I saw a little bit of the pilot episode and although I do hate that at one point they build up her ambition of being journalist so she can meet Rob Pattinson because he's in Twilight, I do think they at least made her out to be like how many teenage girls are in this day and age. In fact, in the episode I did watch all the way, the family scenes were more decent when Lucas wasn't on the screen. So for me, the real problem with this show is just Lucas. I don't know why Lucas keeps taking such obnoxious roles. Like, really, what was he thinking? The other problem is how Marvin is written. Stupid doesn't always mean funny. There's a limit to how much you can get away with making something stupid funny. Would it have been insulting to make Marvin sound really intelligent and even ahead of our time that the people around him just see him as a nerd?

I'm sure Lucas is a nice guy in real life but he can do so much better than this and we deserve better shows than this. This might very well be the Garbage Pail Kids of television and I hope all the other actors can get a chance to shine in something else because chances are Marvin Marvin is not going to be that show that allows them to do so.

I'm not going to tell anyone what they should watch instead of this show like all the other people, just find something else to watch if you can't take this. And if you can manage to like this show, more power to you. But Marvin Marvin is to me the one show that shows that no other show on Nickelodeon was as bad as people thought.


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