Aaron’s Review: The Loud House
Nickelodeon show that on the surface looks pretty generic. Which…I can’t fully
say it isn’t. Some of the jokes and plot threads, you can see coming a mile
away. With that being said, that is literally the only problem I have with this
Guys, Gals, & Non Binary Pals, this is Animated-Aaron’s Review of ‘The Loud House’.
Lincoln Loud is the only boy in a house with 11 kids. Yep. On top of being the middle child, the other children are girls. He has to argue, defend, scheme, and survive life along with them and the show focuses on their cartoony day to day lives.
Okay, let’s get this out of the way. 9 of the girls get a fair amount of screen time as the show goes on. Number 10 is a baby so…yeah. Lincoln acts as the narrator for the show by breaking the fourth wall. Often giving a brief explanation of an aspect about his life at the start of each episode. Whatever happens in said episode is going to in some way focus on that. Him planning on getting the best seat in the van before a long trip. Trying to avoid a classmate he sort of has a crush on but is really rough. Luan always takes her pranks to an extreme on April fool’s day. That sort of thing.
Whoever comes up with these plots for episodes obviously grew up with multiple siblings. While the threads are simple and have been done before, the addition of multiple family members arguing or helping each other get over the problem of the day seems to add just enough life into comedy. Seeing each sister bounce off of one another in different situations is what I really enjoy about the show. I’m not laughing at the fact that Lincoln reads his comic books in his underwear. I’m laughing at his Goth sister’s dry reaction to it. It’s not that Lori is making Lincoln do a double date with her and Bobby where Lincoln is stuck with Bobby’s little sister Ronnie. It’s the way Lincoln & Ronnie end up actually having a good time despite being forced into it. The pranks Luan is pulling on her sisters (and Lincoln) aren’t making me laugh. Their ways of trying to avoid pranks only to walk into one, is.
There’s a few jokes that feel forced, but the voice actors/actresses manage to make it entertaining. Speaking of the voice actors, they give so much life to the characters that would’ve come across as generic otherwise. Well, I mean the writing is good too and the animation obviously plays a part. But you know what I mean.
There’s 11 siblings so forgive me if it seems like I’m breezing through some of their characteristics.
Lincoln Loud (voiced by Grant Palmer in episodes 1–22; Collin Dean in episodes 23–present), is the 11-year-old protagonist that can be identified by his white hair. A comic books/superhero fanatic who tries to keep the peace amongst his siblings unless he specifically wants the ‘insert item here’ for himself. His comedy is mostly tongue and cheek since he talks to audience but he receives most of the slapstick in the show.
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