The Thundermans is a 2013 superhero sitcom on Nickelodeon.
The series revolves around the Thundermans, a suburban family with superpowers who are living normal lives in the fictional town of Hiddenville, Florida. The series specifically focuses on teenage twins Phoebe, who is working to become a full-fledged superhero, and Max, who is trying to be a supervillain.
Why It Sucks
- It's bland, boring and unoriginal.
- The Thundermans have very one-dimensional, argumentative, generic personalities we've seen thousands of times before. For example, Phoebe is a nerdy, girly teenager who loves fashion, school, makeup and social media. Max is the rebel. Hank is the bumbling father. Barb is the nagging mother. Nora is the manipulative spoiled brat, Billy is the clueless and stupid one, and Chloe is the baby.
- Brain-dead writing littered with incredibly awful puns.
- HORRIBLE episode titles ("Parks and T-Rex", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "May Z-Force Be With You", "Orange is the New Max", etc.) all showing how overly reliant they are with pop culture that even Tarantino would vomit at.
- Terrible acting.
- It gets way too much promotion and adoration from Nickelodeon, almost becoming the Teen Titans Go! of the network.
- It tries way too hard to stay hip and relevant. There are references to twerking, Internet lingo, roasts, selfies, social media, and dabbing.
- Atrocious theme song, as well as a horrendous sound track.
- Phoebe and Max are supposed to be 14, but they look like they're in college for some reason. Same goes for Chloe. She's supposed to be a baby, but she looks like she's 5.
- The family abuses each other way too much. In addition to this, the show also relies on cruelty for comedy.
- The show is racist against Asians.
- Too much dating drama.
- The laugh track plays at the unfunniest lines, which is a re-occuring theme in lots of Nickelodeon sitcoms.
- Lots of potty humor.
- Heavily reliant on pop culture
- The series is highly similar to The Incredibles and not in a good way.
- The show encourages negative morals to children. These include, but are not limited to:
- Breaking rules
- Commiting crimes (breaking and entering, vandalism, and theft)
- Impersonating a doctor
- Joyriding in a van
- Wiping out people's memories
- Ditching school
- Not being yourself
- Starting drama
- Some heartwarming moments.
- The only tolerable character is Nora Thunderman.
- Dr. Colosso is the only comic relief in the entire show.
- The show is ending in 2018.