Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

CGI update has mayhem, laughs, and some edginess.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 27 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 7+

Embodiment of Mediocrity in a long Oversaturated Market.

This review is coming from a generally new perspective. Never was hooked onto any of the shows, never watched the films, so i'm relatively new to what this franchise really has to offer and have no bias for, nor against the series. I would say this show is simply Mediocre. First the bad things: Lots of jokes that sometimes become stale, storylines can be somewhat odd in episodes, and Alvin and Simon simply don't have much to offer, especially Simon. He's just an inconsiderate rat at times and a generally unlikeable character due to the series creators simply making him too smart and having to back his personality up just because of that. Maybe if he were dumbed down and less of a tail end to others he would be slightly more likeable. But sometimes he can be enjoyable in episodes, not often however. Alvin simply is just too predictable. I wouldn't say I hate his personality, because in some episodes he can actually be funny to me, some others very annoying, but everything down to the mannerisms he makes is just way too predictable. Theodore is personally the best character writing wise. His innocence sometimes can get a bit aggravating, but the creators does make some good episodes around it. Also he's the funnies out of the Chipmunks. I don't have much to say about the Chippets as I never really focused on them. But I would overall give this series a 3/5. It isn't horrible, but it still isn't good at all. Too many other TV shows that do the exact same thing as this one.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much consumerism
age 2+

Probably directed by a featus. (Contains swearing)

Just... No. My sister watches it frequently and it's infuriating. To begin with, his name is Alvin, it isn't 793 anymore, is Alvin the best name you can give it? Furthermore, he's a bootleg Marty McFly. Skateboard, electric guitar, it's blatantly obvious. Although there is one crucial difference: Alvin is the most infuriating thing to exist. It's like water torture. Another problem is Simon, he's just so lifeless, stiff and emotionless. Personally, I get good grades and I like maths and science yet I still have the comedic capacity to make a worthwhile joke. Why listen to Simon? He's like if I took a book off of a library shelf but when I go to open the book there's just this gigantic asshole constantly spouting out crap about its superiority and how brilliant it is. Why does Simon exist? Why couldn't they just save the eyes, emotional state and time of the animators and just make him an inanimate book? Another complaint is Theodore, why does he exist? He's only there to shoehorn in a garbage plot, he's such an infuriating creature. I honestly can't describe him as anything more than a total shoehorn or something that exists only to put us twenty seconds closer to death. I hope you've learnt something today. Bootleg McFly, Asshole Book and Shoehorn all suck.

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