My kids love the iCarly TV show on Nickelodeon. It’s even taken over from their usual favorite, SpongeBob. I was surprised when this happened and became concerned. Wasn’t this a tweenager show? After all my kids are only six and nine.
So I sat down with Lucie and watched an episode where the group goes to Japan to accept an award for their web show. It was completely ridiculous, yet cute and kind of sweet.
The girls, Carly and her sidekick Sam, are smart and aren’t boy and clothing crazy. They put a lot of hard work into their show and are proud of their accomplishments. Also, they are good friends to each other and their buddy, Freddie. Carly is a good sister to her goofy (but cute!) older brother, Spencer, who’s a bit of a goof ball and dreamer. Freddie’s “Hover Mother” cracks me up, too, but their relationship strangely rings true. Plus, Carly and Freddie’s apartment is very retro cool.
Sure there’s the occasional floating bra and underpants joke in the show. (Kids love underwear humor after all.) Still, it’s a program that I feel comfortable to have my young children watching, which is why I was glad to review iCarly: Season 1, Vol. 2. The DVD contains 12 episodes from the TV shows and some behind the scenes extras. If your children are iCarly fans, this would be a nice treat for them. Plus, it’s a great stand by on those rainy days during summer break or to watch in the car on the way to grandma’s. Don't forget to pick up a copy of iCarly: Season 1, Vol. 1