I was never a fan of the books, but this is atrocious.
This show is a big, fat failure on so many levels. Here is why:
The theme song is annoying. The lyrics are bad, the music is poor, and the beat is bland and predictable.
The animation would be SO much better if it wasn't flash animation. The character movements are just plain bad. If it was hand-drawn, it would look so nice. However, the flash animation makes the character movements so bad, it atomatically (sorry I spelled that wrong) makes it awful.
I think Martha is a cute character, very charming like CSM says, but even she can't save this show from the one star rating i'm giving it. I think Helen is a boring character. TD is SO annoying, his personality just makes me want to jam my head into a wall. Truman is also annoying, Helen's Dad is stupid, Alice has a very weird personality, and those two guys who want to kidnap Martha are just lackluster characters, whose personalities go nowhere. The episodes that focus on them are just the worst, even worse than the show itself.
When this show attempts humor like another bad PBS Kids show, WordGirl, it is just stupid.
The storylines fall flat. Filled with plot holes and some have been done on TV over 1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 times already. Which is just lazy.
Besides Martha, I like how it teaches children vocabulary words that are interesting, and very useful, just like WordGirl (mentioned before). This show also has good morals for kids, which I like. However, even that can't save this show.
This is one of the worst PBS Kids shows ever. It is number five on the list. I'm so glad this is gone.