Review of iCarly

Bella Dombrowski, Staff Writer

ICarly finds a home on streaming service Netflix. (Photo Credit: Bella Dombrowski)

ICarly, a popular kids show that ran from 2007-2012 has finally been put on Netflix, Well almost…Netflix has only put three seasons of the show and in a weird order, seasons 2 and 3 are mixed together, out of order and netflix says it only has two seasons. The show has been on Netflix but only recently was it added for the U.S. The show received a 6.6/10 on IMDB and  lasted 6 seasons which is rare for many Nickelodeon shows.

The show revolves around the main character Carly who lives in Seattle with her older brother Spencer, because her dads in the military and her mother isn’t mentioned. She has a successful webcast with her friends Sam, and Freddie. Famous webshows were not common in 2007 so this was a revolutionary plot. The webshow was a comedy mainly having funny skits, guests with weird talents, and viewers sent in videos. The show features recurring characters like Gibby, a fellow classmate and is featured on the webshow frequently, Ms. Benson, Freddies overprotective mother, and Nevel, a young boy that wants to destroy their webcast. 

The show is making a 2021 comeback and was picked up by Nickelodeon Studios for Paramount. It will feature most of the previous cast minus Jennette McCurdy (Sam) and Noah Munck (Gibby). According to an article by Deadline the show will be airing in 2021 and it will feature some of the original producers. It will be available through CBS all Access which will be rebranded as  Paramount+. CBS all Access will have all the seasons of the original series as well.

Overall I would rate this show a nine out of ten. It is hilarious and very nostalgic, it loses a point because it was a bit edgy for a kids show and if it aired now it would probably be more tame and the actors had a very bad work environment. The show is still funny even after many years and it had definitely held up against some of Nick’s newer and older shows.