I will admittedly mention a few spoilers upfront so brace yourself.
When I was a young lad about 8 years old, I remembered a scene of the main character, Andrew, having superpowers like super speed and getting shot into his arm with a needle by his best friend, Dr. Jeff Cote and the needle just being destroyed. These are the fond memories of the TV series.
Fast forward about 2.5 decades later, and I thought I'd catch up with the show I was somewhat fond of.
As a grown man watching this show, the show was rather cheesy and was mostly for children from my strongest opinion. If I had to describe the series, it was boring, cheesy, lame plots and what really sucked the most was that the season finales did not ever have any cliffhangers and it was just boring plots filling the gap to just make a show.
However the characters I most admired would have been Dr. Jeff Cote, a mild mannered yet brilliant scientist who could be described as Einstein but in reality if he ever existed would have won a Nobel prize for creating a plasma ray that gave his young friend, Andrew, the human feat superpowers we all would dream to ever have.
The other character I found interesting since season 2 would be Kirk who in my best description would be seen as a girl chasing "bad-ass". I would compare Andrew to be a woos in personality with super powers and Kirk with no super powers more of a daredevil personality.
The plots were just so boring I had to force myself to watch the episodes. I mean there were some good story lines in season 2 but by season 3 I read the episode description and God! they were so boring I just deleted the whole season off of my computer I didn't think twice to give it a chance (and I thought Family Matters and Full House was cheesy enough)! Anyway, more about the show, in season 1, the acting was just bad in the sense that logically Andrew is doing things that the bad guys did not even question "how he is doing it". Don't believe me?? Friends, watch the end of season 1 episode 1....it was SO ridiculous that I only wonder how it even made it to 3 seasons but at the same time, understand why it never got passed 3 seasons, too.
I think the show was just more of a family time series and not any real daredevil adventurous series finale cliff hangers like a science fiction TV series should be nowadays.
The introduction theme song sucked. Andrew's character was also very immature, especially in season 1; but I guess he improved since season 2.
Lol they had a dog only in the pilot episode, but kept the dog in the theme song of season 1, where the hell did the dog go anyway?? I guess the supporting characters were okay like the annoying neighbor that Dr. Jeff Cote had.
Personally, I know that it is just a TV show but if this was real life, okay even if it was a TV show, I would have zapped myself (if I was Dr. Jeff Cote, and given super powers to myself). Seriously who wouldn't?? What are you going to do with a ray shooting beam gun and leave one child to "accidentally" falls into the beam ray and becomes a "super hero". Realistically, if I was the doctor that invented that gun, let me tell you, I would have taken away his powers so fast that he wouldn't even have a chance to use his powers (But I know then what would be the point of the show and title itself)? Yes I am just blabbing now. I never understood what he would have ever done with the beam ray in the entire series; it was never foretold what was the purpose of it besides the main character getting super powers from it.
Finally, what really was bad is that Andrew couldn't even tell his own mother who should at least have known about it; I don't see what kind of threat it would be if she knew about it. In general, he couldn't disclose what his super powers he had to anybody. Understandably then the word would be out and everyone would want to have that kind of ability but if I was the writer here is how I would change some things 1. Leave cliffhangers to build on the show for the next upcoming seasons 2. Have an arch nemesis that will retrieve similar powers as Andrew but even more to be a decent kind of enemy on the show.
That is my review. Please let me know what you guys think and hope this was helpful to you before you go out to Netflix and download it or whatever.