8 May 2014 | hgwcoll54
This show isn't good. But it isn't bad.
First I want to say that I am a teenage viewer who watches shows directed at various age groups. I've seen shows directed at infants and toddlers and shows directed at middle-aged adults. I've seen a wide variety and these days I'm often disappointed by the selection available on TV. Quite often I find myself wanting something light-hearted with innocent humor since many shows today are heavy on the drama and humor that is not so innocent. That's not bad or anything, it's just not what I want to watch all the time. So when I look for this humor I find myself turning to Nick because I find the shows on Cartoon Network absolutely horrible. As for Nick, things are a little more tolerable but there shows are no longer even directed towards teen. Even the shows focusing on teens boil down to a children's show with bad jokes. That's how I feel about Haunted Hathaways. There's nothing good or amazing about this show. It's not horrible either. It's bland and mediocre. It's the kind of show I would put on just to have noise in the background while I read a book, write, draw, or play a game on a hand-held device. Nick's quality of shows has dropped tremendously over the years. Great shows like Drake and Josh- something that was not only directed at teens but had humor and story lines that appealed to teens and older audiences, sometimes even younger. Mosr important though, it was a show that had content for teens!- are something of the past. Shows like ICarly, Sam & Cat, Victorious, etc are not bad but they are still, somehow, teen shows that are more aimed at children becoming teens. Now that's a lot of Schneider. Truth is though, there are few Nick shows worth mentioning that aren't Schneider. I myself could use and enjoy a show that wasn't his and his brand of humor, but Nick has no other shows that are even half as good. These days, the shows, Schneider or not, aren't funny anymore. These shows have actors who try too hard, horrible jokes, and just plain hard to swallow story lines and characters. It's either the same repeated formula followed by previous shows that came before or it's a half- baked attempt at something new. Haunted Hathaways, like most Nick shows, has fallen on the sword of half-baked attempts at something new and ridiculous, pathetic humor. And it really is sad because I'm getting tired of having to watch the same old Spongebob or Looney Toons every time I want a good humorous show.