31 December 2014

TV Episode Set Review: "Kickin' It": Volume Two

Rated: TV-Y7
Starring: Jason Earles, Leo Howard, Dylan Riley Snyder, Mateo Arias, Alex Christian Jones, and Olivia Holt
Released: 2011 - 2012
Synopsis: The five karate students and their faithful Sensei Rudy have even more misadventures in this second volume! Watch as Rudy gets into a scuffle with a professional wrestler, Jerry fakes injury to stay in the comforts of the hospital, Jack faces an old rival, Milton inadvertently thwarts a robbery and becomes an honorary security guard, and lone female Kim attends a formal dance with a suspicious date.  Action and laughs abound in this collection of episodes from the Disney XD sitcom!

The Good: This sitcom is hilariously crazy and full of action.  Situation comedies are usually better when they're combined with another genre, and this hybrid comedy/action works very well.  Positive themes also abound, such as violence not really solving problems.  There's not much to complain about, except...

The Bad: Some of the humor is crude, but, only in a "PG" way.  For young children, the violence may be too easy to imitate; hence, the "TV-Y7" rating.

Content Concerns:

Sex: Some "PG"-level innuendos, and a little kissing. 4/5
Nudity: Kim is seen in a tank top and short shorts a few times. 4/5
Language: Name-calling is as bad as it gets. 4/5
Violence: Plenty of karate action, mostly used as slapstick humor.  It's all bloodless, but, some of the scenes can be wince-inducing, and one guy ends up injured as a result. 2/5
Drugs: None. 5/5
Frightening/Intense Scenes: See "Violence". 4/5

Conclusion: I bought this show from iTunes on a whim, and have really enjoyed it.  Fans of Disney Channel productions should check this out; it's a little different from Lizzie McGuire and Austin & Ally, but it's insanely fun nonetheless.

Score: 4/5

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