Review

  • Warning: Spoilers
    Even though I am already 39, I love many of the shows on Nickelodeon. OK, some are iffy like "Marvin Marvin" or "Sam and Cat" for example (it depends on the episode whether it's good or not), but some are really good, like "iCarly". But "Haunted Hathaways" is just bad! There is nothing "supernatural" in it unless you keep in mind that the dad and boys are ghosts (you need to keep that in mind, because usually you can't see it, they are as solid and healthy looking as the living humans).When they do tricks they are lame and in no way funny, the jokes are rather cheap slapstick than witty (for example: the dad transforms into a pink unicorn (just a plush unicorn costume, where you usually need two people to fill it out) to get the girls' attention once...how about making the door slam shut or lock them into an invisible cage or something or at least turn into a real horse/pony with dyed pink fur and a horn on its forehead??? I was hoping this show would be something like "Sabrina - The Teenage Witch" or that Halloween kids movie with Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker (sorry, I forgot the name of that one) or maybe a funny type of Patrick Swayze's movie "Ghost", but it's not. Like I said the tricks are lame and unfunny and the actors don't deserve the expression "actor" at all. I used to NOT like "Jessie" because it was exaggerated in acting and plot, but that show is gold compared to this one. The only good thing I can say about this show is that it shows that different races can and do live together. There is so much potential in this topic, but they wasted it here...so sad.

    My daughter doesn't even like it - and she is four! She is more into "iCarly" and "Big Time Rush" - just like I am ;-).