Well, I don't usually watch Disney Channel, but with a demon like my sister in our house I'm just fated to listen to it all day (And while I'm writing this, JESSIE episode is airing. Oh, the irony).
I happened to stumble into the first episode way back, and I decided to watch it, because why not? And I liked Debby Ryan, and it's not like Disney makes bad things, right? Well I'm (not really) proud to announce that the first fallout I had with my mother IN MY ENTIRE LIFE was because I watched JESSIE. Emma and Zuri were full of sass, and I'm a sarcastic natural. As a person with personal experience about this show in particular, I warn all parents: DO NOT LET YOUR KIDS WATCH THIS. With a few well-placed sarcastic comments (incidentally all traced back to this show) I almost brought my mother to tears.
I'm not joking. This here is a very special piece that Disney created and one that I will forever curse.
Now, please understand this: I'm not trying to blame the show about anything, but as I'm sure many of us are thinking, this show is not for kids, and instead of mindless screaming, I'm actually presenting you with some proofs that this show isn't really that good as your children/friends are telling you.
First, Jessie is eighteen. She has to be in college. Why? Because it's a Disney show and kids are watching it. If she's not in college, then they'll decide they won't go to college too. Not a good example, huh? Because even if you don't go to college, some rich family will like you and they'll make you the nanny of their kids. And this is problem two: the nanny business. What about background check, hello? What if she tries to murder the kids because she didn't like that last movie the Brangelina rip-off pair did? What if she's a drug dealer, pedophile, racist, kidnapper (one of those who sell child organs)? Did that not pop up into your perfectly-stled rich head? Total stupidity, in my opinion.
Okay, ignoring the obvious plotholes, the show is full of stereotypes. And I suppose it was striving to do the exact opposite.
First, not every Texan born out there is a military genius, nor they are redheads or talking with that accent. You just insulted a whole state within the first minutes of this show, congratulations.
Second, if Jessie was a military genius like she was supposedly, why is she having such trouble walking on her two feet without tripping or being pounced on/run over/another super unlucky thing? She could do all kinds of military things, including firing a gun precisely, is super agile as shown in the really early episodes, and yet she can't go down the stairs without falling. Yes, Disney, that makes so much more sense. Not to mention her numerous dates! I mean, yes she was supposed to have a rather bad love life, not go out with fifty men and make a fool of herself on every date!
The dumb blonde who cares more about how she looks like than about her family. Except... She's not dumb when she's smart. Yeah, my reaction was similar, too. Okay, so first she's a total ditz interested only in clothes, gossip and boys, and in the next she's winning a science competition? What the h___ is that? And the squeal is annoying, too. I think they just went 'whatever' with her, and tried to squeeze in that nitchy persona some good. Didn't work. Emma is not 'dedicated and comparasionate' at all.
This is officially the girl who taught me how to talk back. I'm admitting it pretty openly. It was her and Emma and the lack of punishments coming their way when they disrespected someone. Acting cute and tough ain't as sweet as you think, dearie. And the imaginary friends thing is getting really creepy. Just... It's like they are building their variant of the black girl. Not funny.
He is there only for cultural jokes. That was my impression. I'm betting all my chocolate that Indians don't speak English like that. Especially ones that have lived with Americans for a few months. It would be a good characterization if it was constantly being less and less noticeable. Also, as I said, the jokes. Guys, Karan Brar is a real Indian in the flesh. Not really sure he'likes being told to say such insulting things for his culture.
My favorite character, because I like his feckles. And the koala. The koala is cool.
And this is it for Luke. He's a perverted 11/12/14/whatever season you're watching kid. There are tons of sex jokes coming from his mouth. And I don't want to know what he's doing when he's alone in his room.
Also, what's with bad boys and them not bathing? That's not teaching the kids anything. Maybe other than being self-centered jerks who care for their reputation more than about their brother and who think they have a chance with aan eighteen years old (which is, as far as I know, illegal).
I will stop here and leave it to you to find the other mistakes regarding JESSIE that I (intentionally) didn't mention. They are so much you won't remember them all.