If you were looking for a kid-friendly, harmless show for your mind-driven, TV-obsessed 9 year old to enjoy, you're in luck.
If you were actually looking for a decent new show on "Disney" Channel (yes, I put "Disney" in quotations), well, then...what did you expect? A masterpiece that is bound to win 15 Emmy awards?
Take a look at the reviews below. Must I even explain my opinion? Most of the reviewers were older teens and parents who hated Pair of Kings--as any smart-minded critical person would think--along with a handful of 8 and 9 year olds who were automatically driven in by this so-called "new Disney." It disgusts me that kids actually enjoy watching literally EVERY one of their shows, let alone me having to refer to the channel as "Disney" itself. Each one of their shows, for lack of a better word, STINKS. Pair of Kings is no different. Look back at the reviews--people are calling the characters "stereotypical." The fact is that they're hardly stereotypical at all. With an exception of making corny jokes, and acting a bit more idiotic than usual, most kids these days act exactly like these imbeciles. Insanely horrible filming, repetitive camera shots; painfully boring, cliche, unfunny plots and characters; lame special effects and excruciatingly unrealistic actions and puns--none of this garbage, which you can find in all of the other shows on Disney, helps improve the show's annoying, stupid characters. It MUST end. It has absolutely NO chance of improving and it NEVER will. Ask yourself--yes, you, 39 year-old mother with two TV-obsessed children--ask yourself what Disney means to you. Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck? Walt Disney's animations? Princesses? Those classic movies--Snow White, The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast? I honestly wouldn't be surprised that, having probably raised and lived with your child(ren) for quite a few years, you would answer "the stars on those shows my kids watch." That saddens me, and it saddens me even more that nearly every kid living this generation, by the time they're 12 or 13 years old, have grown up with Disney Channel at their side. And then adults question why kids these days are so..."mature" for their age. Sassy, sarcastic, fresh, lazy, rude, inconsiderate and carefree--wherever I look, I see nothing but kids who fit the exact description. Then again, maybe this show isn't so "harmless" after all. Chances are your kids are right down the hall, their eyes glued to the TV screen this very second. I highly advise you to march up to them, take them by the arm, and force them to go outside if it's the last thing you do. I don't care that I don't know you. DO IT. I said so.