Monday, January 31, 2011

Confession: iWatch iCarly

It's true.  I totally love it.  I totally love a show for 13 year olds. 

And I'm thirty something.  I blame my friend, Aaron.

Aaron is even a couple years older than me, MALE, and yet he has been watching this show for a couple years and telling me how good it is and that I should watch it.  Now, I admit, I've watched my share of kids programming and found some of it pretty enjoyable (Charlie & Lola, Phineas & Ferb, Avatar: The Last Airbender, etc.).  But I've watched all those shows because my kids were watching them, and a few years ago they weren't interested in any tv shows that weren't animated, so iCarly was out.

But now my girls are 6, and they think they are oh-so mature (sometimes they really are), and they enjoy a little live-action tv programming now and then.  During a holiday get-together, Aaron once again mentioned iCarly and how I should be watching.  On New Year's Day, my addiction began.  I watched an episode or two and gradually began DVRing EVERY. SINGLE. SHOW.  I have become obsessed with watching every episode out there.  I even.....I even reserved some DVDs from the library so I could watch them in order.

A couple weekends ago, my husband was out of town and my girls were spending the night at Grammy's house, and I had the whole house all to myself on a Saturday night.  I could have done anything I wanted.  I could have taken a nice, hot bath, baked and eaten a whole pan of brownies, run around naked, sang obnoxiously loud karaoke, etc.  But what did I choose to do?  I fired up the DVR and watched iCarly until I fell asleep.

How cute are these kids?  And they actually make me laugh!  Seriously!  The show centers around Carly and her friends doing a web show. 

Carly - Carly is actually my least favorite character.  She's the reasonable, rational, friendly, girly one.  There's nothing bad about her (other than her cheshire like smile, and the fact that her eyes don't smile when her mouth does), but other than that, she's just kinda blah.

Sam - is Carly's BFF and co-hosts the web show.  Sam is rough, tough, slightly criminal, and likes to eat meat.  A lot.  She also constantly picks on Freddie.  Her mom is played by Jane Lynch. 

Freddie - is the tech/camera guy for the web show.  He's supposed to be the really smart, nerdy one.  But because I am a creepy old lady, I just think he's adorable.  He likes Carly, and lives in the apartment across the hall from her with his over-protective mom.

Spencer - is Carly's twenty something older brother and serves as her guardian.  Dad is away in the military, and I'm not sure where mom is.  Spencer is an artist, and is like a cross between over-acting Jim Carrey and doofy Keanu Reeves.

So if any of you want to join me in my strange obsession with a kids show, it airs on Nickelodeon.  Reruns are on daily.


Kristina P. said...

We found out that a client of ours was on iCarly. Charlie freaked out because he watches it all the time with his kids too. I know nothing, as I hate children.

Madison! said...

Um, I'm so glad I'm not the only one. Sam is hands down my favorite and the episode with Jane Lynch was awesome, if only because Jane actually made time to be on iCarly.

Now, forget everything I just said and go back to believing I am waaay to cool to watch that show.

P.S. Phineas and Ferb is seriously one of my faves. It's hilarious!

Kris said...

Kristina, you should be honored to have met such an A list celebrity.

Madison! I knew we were kindred spirits! And you're still cool to me.

peewee said...

YAY! I can't wait to watch it!! ESPECIALLY since there is a HUGE void on my DVR since Hannah Montana ended.

r u hooked on buddy bot yet? I realize it's soooo beneath you...But once you hear old macdonald you will be forever on my level!

NIKOL said...

I can't believe that during all our conversations about this show you never ONCE mentioned Jane Lynch. NOT ONCE!

Kris said...

Nikol, I was saving that for dramatic effect.

Jack Black made a guest appearance too. As Spencer's rival World of Warcraft type gamer.

Karen Peterson said...

I might have to watch it now. But I probably won't admit to doing so.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen this show...I'm not in to kiddie stuff...but I mean if you are addicted to it how bad could it be right? lol

ps I'm a new follower... :-)