Saturday, June 13, 2015

From Primetime to Daytime: Phil of the Future (2004)

A 22nd century family winds up stuck in the 21st century, and must adjust. Of course, considering this is a Disney sitcom, expect shenanigans.

Phil of the Future lasted just 2 seasons, airing on both Disney Channel and ABC, the latter on Saturday mornings. Craig Anton (ex-MadTV, The Army Show) and Aly Michalka (now on iZombie) are among the stars.

Here's the intro:

Future tried to be too many things at the same time. Brenda Song left the series after the 1st season, moving over to Suite Life of Zack & Cody, playing a similar character to the one she played here.

Rating: C.


patterson65 said...

The C rating is really no surprise. Disney and Nickelodeon always produce some of the worst live action kids shows on TV, and the people who are on the programs can't act worth beans.

hobbyfan said...

"Can't act worth beans"? How, then, to explain how Aly Michalka keeps finding work (i.e. iZombie)?

patterson65 said...

Wellll...most of them anyway.

hobbyfan said...

Have you ever done any acting?

patterson65 said...

No, I have not done any acting, but I have seen enough movies and TV shows to know what good acting is. I also have seen enough to know what lousy entertainment is. In fact, some years ago when all those Hannah Montana products were in the stores, I decided to watch an episode to see what all the fuss was about, and that show shared common traits with other Disney and Nickelodeon shows I've come across while changing channels: cartoonish overacting where actors shout their dialogue as though that automatically makes it funnier, bad scripts written by people who don't know how real kids act or talk, and concepts that are so stupid they make Far Out Space Nuts look like The Honeymooners. As for what you say about these actors getting work, I stand by what I say about the majority of these actors. Besides, just because someone gets alot of work over the years in TV or movies doesn't make them great actors. Adan Sandler, for instance, has been in the business all this time but I'd hardly call him the second coming of Stan Laurel.

But at the end of the day, this is what I like to call an opinion. I do enjoy your blog and while I don't see eye to eye with you on everything, I do acknowledge and respect what you write. Please grant me that courtesy. Thank you and good luck.

hobbyfan said...

Thank you for sharing.