Total Drama Island: The Complete Season 1
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Twenty-two teens have just been sent to the oldest, mouldiest, most beat up, run-down, bug infested summer camp in Northern Ontario where they'll be forced to endure a summer of leaky cabins, crappy food and increasingly insane challenges. Only one can win - the rest will walk the dreaded Dock of Shame. Tensions will run high, the hook-ups are SO on, and the cameras will be there to catch it all.]]>
- All 27 episodes, including the reunion special
- Cast interviews
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Interesting characters, intriguing plot, fun art style.
A great gift for anybody from a kid to a college student!
Why Cartoon Network is wasting airtime on shoddy live-action shows when great animation like this can be had from Canada (oh bless you, Great White North!) baffles me.
Totally baffles me. :D
From the same people who brought you 6teen.
The Hipster gives it a Big Thumbs UP!
These were shows that genuinely worked for kids and older audiences, which in the realm of animation is very rare. So while I may be a little biased towards 90s stuff, I haven't found a show that was quite up to snuff in this past decade. The rare exception is Total Drama Island.
Initially skeptical (the producers' forerunning show 6teen was HOPELESSLY generic), I warmed up to it via Cartoon Network repeats and found it surprisingly accessible and entertaining. It basically follows the exploits of various teens competing for cash money while stuck for a god forsaken summer camp in rural Northern Ontario. The basic setup lampoons Survivor with a little bit of Fear Factor mixed in there. The reality show spoofery is used to great effect. With general genre satire, cartoon slapstick, wacky yet charming character anctics and a little bit of rude humor, the writing provides a good variety of gags and jokes.
Then there are the (purposely) sterotypical characters Jock, Hipster, 'Sista", Valley Girl (or the Canadian variant) Dork, Goth and Delinquent, just to name a few. There were even some outside of those parameters, (such as off kilter wilderness girl Izzy). Some fare better than others, but their characters are used well and all provoke at least one chuckle from the audience. There is even some development in character relationships, again some better than others. Some genuinely suprising, all of which contributed to the genuine suspense of seeing who gets voted off the Island.Read more ›
1. I'm 22 years old and virtually all of the animated shows that I watch are aimed at older audiences; things like South Park, Archer, and many Adult Swim shows. My choices in animation are either these or animated television shows from the 90's; things like The Simpsons, The Critic, and Batman: The Animated Series.
2. I HATE reality television!! I feel that it is a blight upon television which not only offends me with its sheer lack of redeeming features but also for slightly lowering what some people accept as good entertainment.
So, what does it say when a spoof of reality television aimed at young teenagers is one of the only cartoons released over the past 10 years that I thought was truly amazing!? How can this be? Let me explain myself.
Well, in acute irony, this show about 22 animated teenagers competing in a "Survivor" type show (with a delightfully cruel "Survivor" type host) for $100,000 has everything which real reality television sorely lacks. Said "everything" being: good writing, good voice acting, good characters, and actual honest-to-God character development! I will spend most of the remaining review by focusing on the character development because there is much more to say that's worth saying.
Firstly, as others have already stated, the characters competing are stereotypes of both of teenagers and the contestants on reality television. Others before me have already gone into the names and "types" of these characters so I will not. Despite being somewhat stock characters and often just walking punch lines in the early episodes, something slowly but surely starts happening. The at first glance generic becomes more fleshed out, more realistic, more developed.Read more ›
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This is a xmas gift for my daughter so haven't watched it yet, but I know the show and have seen them and the show is awesome and my daughter will love it.Published 2 months ago by ROBERT KOTT
It was bound to happen sooner or later: an animated reality series. Somewhere in the backwoods of Canada (which is a considerable space) there sits a disused summer camp on an... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephen Hoffman
Despite the widely held opinion that the material is popular, reality TV has frequently been dramatized for television. Read morePublished 6 months ago
So at first I thought this show would not be good but it was AWSOME!Because it is funny and in the outdoors.Published 7 months ago by W. Daley
SO LUCKY I FOUND AND BOUGHT IT THE ONLY ONE LEFT I THINK. MY BOY IS HAPPY AND MY LAPTOP IS BACK TO ME.Published 8 months ago by miki mck
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Yes it does, as the original Canadian version had several jokes and lines edited or cut completely due to CN's editing. I for one will not buy this set if it only the Cartoon Network version of TDI.
Aug 6, 2009 by Bradley S. Brooks | See all 7 posts
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