Show Review: Game Shakers

        Have you ever played a game and thought to yourself “I wonder how this game came to be”? No? Well then let’s do that as I review the hit Nickelodeon TV show Game Shakers. The series stars Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Benjamin Flores Jr., Kel Mitchell, and Thomas Kuc. The series had 3 seasons, lasting from 2015 to 2019. The series is based on two high-school girls Babe Carano and Kenzie Bell being paired on a science project, and when their science project backfires, they decide to change their project into making a mobile game called Sky Whale with the help of their friend Hudson Gimble. Then the game became an app store success. After making their own gaming company, they face a problem. The music used in the game is copyrighted, and the owner of the music Double G, a global rap superstar, comes to see Babe and Kenzie to discuss the copyright issue and get them to pay him for using his music. But after some discussion, Double G becomes business partners with the Game Shakers as well as his son Triple G. They go on to create more successful games, and deal with troubling and problematic situations.

        The show has very humorous scripts, and the characters have very good comedic timing. One of the best parts of this show is the theme song; it features Kel Mitchell as Double G rapping with the Game Shakers doing backing vocals. It is a very fun rap-dance song, and it’ll make you jump out of your seat and dance. I hate to admit it, but some of the episodes (especially in season 3) have somewhat lazy scripts, and generic attempts to fit in with the Gen Z demographic. Some of the best highlights of the show are in the first 2 seasons, with some of the best and most fun plots in Nickelodeon history. The show averaged over 700,000 viewers each season, which is just amazing considering the budget and taking into account that it’s a sitcom aimed at kids and preteens. The show has its moments leaving you so invested that you just can’t imagine changing the channel. It is easily one of my favorite Nickelodeon shows of all time.

        The show received some negative reviews from critics, but critics are always picky and they hate everything, so you shouldn’t worry about that. Game Shakers has proven that the Nickelodeon standard that was iCarly, Drake & Josh, Victorious, Ned’s Declassified, and True Jackson VP, has not been downgraded. And that the potential Nickelodeon has to make another top-tier show has not gone away, especially with some of their newer shows like Henry Danger and The Thundermans, but that’s a whole other story. Overall, I think that if you plan to watch anything over the weekend that’s fun, intriguing, and filled with unnecessary laugh tracks every 2 seconds, then Game Shakers is the perfect show for you. So get out of your bed, get some snacks, and watch Game Shakers until your eyes fall out of your head.