iCarly Debut on Nickelodeon: Part 2
We don’t often make a big deal about the debut of a television show at our house, but we made an exception tonight for the first episode of Nickelodeon’s iCarly. The rare exception was in honor of special guests Jennette McCurdy and her mom, Debbie, who came over to watch with my daughters Emily and Erin and their friend Allison. Jennette co-stars as Sam, the splendidly spunky best friend of Carly (Miranda Cosgrove), and does a wonderful job with the role. The reviews of the program have been good, and many have pointed out something I noticed tonight…Jennette gets a lot of great lines.
Emily, Allison, Jennette and Erin waiting for the iCarly countdown to reach zero
Two episodes were shown back-to-back tonight along with a “meet the cast” special which was woven throughout the commercial breaks. Both will be shown again tomorrow (Sunday, September 8th) at 11 a.m. The show will land in its regular time slot next week…Sundays at 7:30.
I have to admit that I enjoyed the show. The four leads have good chemistry, the characters go beyond typical stereotypes, and the writing is crisp and clever (something lacking on many shows, not just those for ‘tweens). Another fun aspect of the program is it’s interactivity. Viewers can send in video clips of themselves doing crazy things, and some of the clips may be used on the program, which is really a show within a show. You’ll have to watch to see what that means.
After the episodes ended, the girls commandeered my Mac to take some crazy Photo Booth snaps, which seemed to amuse them almost as much as iCarly.
Emily, Erin and Jennette react to yet another kooky Mac Photo Booth creation.
Here’s one of the photos (above) and a photo of that photo becoming a photo (below)
Here’s one of their “60s album cover” shots (below)…
…and here’s another (below).
I’m fairly certain the girls wouldn’t want me to share any of the really wierd ones.
It was a very fun evening, and we look forward to seeing how the show progresses over the next several weeks. We couldn’t force Jennette to divulge too much, but it sounds as if there are some pretty fun plotlines on the near horizon. If you have any ‘tweens in the house (or even if you don’t), check out iCarly!