I'm reading alot of these reviews and I notice alot of them are shouting rage. So I decided to write a more clear review.
I'm someone who watched Henry Danger since its 2nd season, while I was in 7th grade. The show was a big part of my life and certainly one of the funniest I've seen in years. However, as the show got longer, the kids got older, and while it didn't affect the show for me TOO MUCH, one thing me and my friends agreed: they were getting too old for these roles. The Adventures of Kid Danger seemed to be a solution to that, but if anyone else here has seen that, they know Nickelodeon didn't see that opportunity when they made it.
Naturally, when Danger Force was announced, I had my curiosity piqued. Up till that point I thought they were going to use someone like Piper to continue the show, but using an X-Men esque synopsis really did get me excited. Using a younger cast was also a bonus to me, seeing that they we were going to grow up with another cast as we grew to love the old one. Many more opportunities and adventures I thought could come from this, and the return of Barnes and Cohen made it look more promising. After seeing what was an okay chemistry with the main characters in the final episodes, I turned on my TV, microwaved some popcorn and sat ready to be thrown back into the world of Captain Man and the weird city of Swellview.
I was very disappointed.
People say these kids are bad actors but I honestly don't mind the performance of Dana Health or Havan Flores. The former is a very different character from Henry Hart, and although she has similar qualities to Charlotte, having someone like her as a main focus and possibly team leader really does make me interested. Flores in the role of Chapa does seem to tone down the yelling compared to early Piper, and it seems alot better in timing honestly, so there's an improvement. In terms of Terrence Gardenhigh and Luca Luhan, I am pained by their performances. The character of Miles, I don't to have much to talk about and that's what bothers me. He seems to be a character that at the moment, just exists. There's not much to say that would separate him from the other cast members. Good that he doesn't parallel the others much, but at the same time, he could use alot more personality than he has now. Hopefully through the season he can have a good slot in here. Luca Luhan in the role of Bose may be the worst performance I have yet to see. Nick has had a history of having at least 1 dumb character in their shows, Billy, Jasper, Hudson, etc. All of them have worked pretty well and I'm sure one person reading this at least likes one of these characters. However, as good as these are, I'm sure not one of them would ever be heard uttering the line "I'm a kid lost in the grocery store! Are you my mommy???" But that's one direct quote from Bose in this series. and was a recurring joke in the first episode. I seriously hope that either Luhan is able to improve his performance as the show progresses because he is painful to watch. His acting in the last Henry Danger episodes was good, but here it was a big step down.
At the end of the first episode, my dislike for this show was solidified by all the criminals being released. You have a show presented with all sorts of opportunities and storylines, but the first thing you do is recreate the exact same show as before? With 4 caricatures of the old cast? Definitely a terrible first introduction to the Danger Force.
There is almost nothing about this that makes me want to keep watching. However, I give it a 5/10 because of all the potential I mentioned it having. And as of this review, only 4 episodes are out and I've seen only the pilot. So I'm gonna give it the benefit of the doubt and pray that it could be worked out. After all, The Office and Parks and Recreation were considered one of the worst shows in their first seasons, yet both worked out their troubles in the 2nd season and beyond. My advice to Nickelodeon: please try and move in another direction that allows the characters to depart from the familiarity of the old show, and try to build the roles so that these characters can grow and expand in different directions that aren't in parallel to the old cast at all. I give this show 2 seasons tops before it goes down. But if this review ever finds its way up there, then hopefully the show can work out more. But it's not likely. At this rate, the show might be another casualty next to other Nick spin-offs of popular shows that ended fast.