Over the past 25 years Nickelodeon has brought us some of the most memorable cartoons such as: Rugrats, Doug, Ren and Stimpy, Hey Arnold, Rocko's Modern Life, Catdog, Angry Beavers, As Told by Ginger, Danny Phantom, All Grown Up, and more importantly SpongeBob Squarepants which is the networks biggest breadwinner. Then there have been the not so great cartoons like:My Life as a Teenage Robot, Angela Anaconda,Sanjay and Craig, Breadwinners, The X's, Fanboy and Chumchum (shudders). Well you get the idea. Spongebob has been atop Nickelodeon's pedastal for the last 17 years. While the show has become a pop culture icon, like The Simpsons and Family Guy the quality has declined the longer it stays on the air. So Nick needs a new breath of fresh air. Enter The Loud House.
The Loud House is a "Slice of life" animated sitcom told entirely from the point of view from the only male sibling out of eleven kids Lincoln Loud (You're going to notice a name pattern very shortly). He lives in a house with his ten sisters: Lori who is a teenager with constant anger issues and bossiness who is also madly in love with a boy named Bobby, Leni who is the sterotypical "dumb blonde" of the show, Luna the rock guitar playr who is obsessed with the British Invasion especially Mick Swagger (An obvious knockoff of Mick Jagger), Luan who is the comedianne of the family, Lynn who is the athletic type, Lucy who is the emo/ goth poet writer of the family, Lana who is the tomboy who loves making mudpies and playing with reptiles, Lola who is the pagent princess girly girl, Lisa who is the child genius,and Lily who is the baby.
This show is unique for two reasons. It is the first Nickelodeon show to feature not only an interracial couple, but a same sex couple.Lincoln's best friend Clyde is an African American boy who is raised by his white and black dads respectively. While this is controversial to say the least, there is no showing of romantic gestures between the two men whatsoever. But thats enough political bullshit. This is a cartoon not a political mytake.
This show is for anyone really. If you have ever grown up with multiple siblings, one sibling, no siblings, been bullied,felt alone or isolated, or just anything then you can relate to this show. In one episode Lincoln is asked to cover for his sisters while they do other tasks so he dresses up as his siblings and copies their mannerisms. Another episode they all fight over the last slice of pizza. Another episode the family votes on whether to go to the beach or a theme park for vacation. The vote ends upin a tie only for Lincoln to have to be the tiebreaker in which chaos ensues. Some constant struggles include: Having to fight over the bathroom, control of the TV, who needs to go where, parental attention, chores, and even who sits where in the family vehichle.
This show has a few old cliches from other cartoons. Such as the parents are always seen from the waist down like in Cow and Chicken, ealy versions of Fairly Oddparents,Ed, Edd and Eddy, and Peanuts. The show is done in comic book style due to the fact Lincoln is a huge comic book fan. Some of the stuff in the show is not modernized like in other modern cartoons. One example is the video games are more styled with graphics from PS4 or xbox one, but have cartridges like Super NES or Nintendo 64.The conrollers are a mixture of Wii steering wheel and Nintendo 64 conrollers with PS3/4 capabilities. The family vehichle is supposedly a huge van like a Ford Econoline or Chevrolet Astro with crank windows and hand controlled locks. This in a way could be a nod to 90's cartoons which showed the same style. The show at times also shows characters styled after older Nickelodeon characters like this picture shows.
Overall, I give this show 4 out of 5. I love the originality of the idea. This cartoon is like an animated Cheaper by the Dozen of sorts. The characters all have redeeming qualities we can relate too. Everyone has their own personalities and fair share of screen time. I mentioned this show in a previous mytake about it being one of my favorites of the modern era. Some had mentioned they had never heard of it or seen it. The show was only released in the Spring of this year in the USA. Canada is supposed to start airing the show his Fall. The UK, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and France are already airing this show supposedly. So whenyou get a chance or you're bored nothing is on tv, Check out Loud House. I'm sure you might feel a bit of nostalgia.