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Life is anything but normal for Gortimer and his two best friends, Ranger and Mel, as they navigate Normal Street - an ordinary suburb that has a hint of something magical just beneath the surface.
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Sloane Morgan SiegelDrew JusticeAshley Boettcher
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  1. 1. Gortimer vs. the Frog of Ultimate Doom
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    February 5, 2014
    27min
    7+
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    English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    On the hottest day of summer, Gortimer and his two best friends, Mel and Ranger, discover a way to end the heat by solving a mystery involving an intimidating neighbor and an even more intimidating frog.
  2. 2. Gortimer vs. the Mobile of Misfortune
    November 8, 2016
    22min
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    English, English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    While trying to help the unluckiest kid on Normal Street, Gortimer accidentally jinxes himself with bad luck. Now Gortimer, Mel and Ranger must find a way to set things straight before a wave of misfortune threatens Normal Street's annual Road Rocket Race.
  3. 3. Mel vs. the Mel-o-dramatic Robot
    November 8, 2016
    23min
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    English, English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    When Mel worries that her rival is the frontrunner for this year's school science fair, she scrambles to build a project that will blow everyone away.
  4. 4. Gortimer and the Mystical Mind Eraser
    November 20, 2014
    25min
    7+
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    English, English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Türkçe, Русский, العربية, हिन्दी, 中文(中国), 中文(台灣), 日本語, 한국어
    When Gortimer learns a piece of information he would rather forget, he seeks help from an incredibly chipper but incredibly memory-impaired resident of Normal Street.
  5. 5. Gortimer Gets Shushed
    November 20, 2014
    22min
    7+
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    English, English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Türkçe, Русский, العربية, हिन्दी, 中文(中国), 中文(台灣), 日本語, 한국어
    The gang races to restore Gortimer's voice, stolen by a mysterious figure driving a ghostly bookmobile that appears on Normal Street for only one day each year.
  6. 6. Ranger and the Legend of Pendragon's Gavel
    February 3, 2015
    26min
    7+
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    English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Türkçe, Русский, العربية, हिन्दी, 中文(中国), 中文(台灣), 日本語, 한국어
    Shortly after the students elect Mel the president of the student council, she is dethroned after the unlikely Ranger proves himself to be the stuff of legend and becomes The Once and Future Student Council President.
  7. 7. Gortimer and the Leaky Dreamcatcher
    November 8, 2016
    22min
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    English, English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Türkçe, Русский, العربية, हिन्दी, 中文(中国), 中文(台灣), 日本語, 한국어
    Gortimer keeps having the same strange dream about a frightening underwater encounter -- and his mounting fears are getting in the way of his junior lifeguard training.
  8. 8. The Mystery of the Blood Moon Eclipse
    February 3, 2015
    25min
    7+
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    To celebrate a rare astronomical event, Mel invites all her friends to a spooky sleepover, complete with ghost stories galore. But when it seems like an actual spirit has crashed the party, they all must hurry to solve the mystery before they become ghost stories themselves.
  9. 9. Ranger and the Mysterious Metamorphosis
    February 3, 2015
    24min
    7+
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    English, English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Türkçe, Русский, العربية, हिन्दी, 中文(中国), 中文(台灣), 日本語, 한국어
    After Ranger accidentally causes havoc at his family's bakery, he flees the scene to avoid getting into trouble, but his growing sense of guilt has an unusual effect.
  10. 10. Mel vs. the Fickle Fortune Teller of Fate
    February 3, 2015
    25min
    7+
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    English, English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Türkçe, Русский, العربية, हिन्दी, 中文(中国), 中文(台灣), 日本語, 한국어
    When Mel starts consulting a children's fortune teller game for advice on the future, she finds herself attempting to outsmart fate.
  11. 11. Gortimer and the Surprise Signature
    February 3, 2015
    23min
    7+
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    English, English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Türkçe, Русский, العربية, हिन्दी, 中文(中国), 中文(台灣), 日本語, 한국어
    Gortimer's curiosity is piqued when he discovers a mysterious signature. Is it the autograph of a new student at Normal Middle school... or has it been here all along?
  12. 12. Gortimer and the Lost Treasure of Normal Street
    April 2, 2015
    23min
    7+
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    English, English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Türkçe, Русский, العربية, हिन्दी, 中文(中国), 中文(台灣), 日本語, 한국어
    On the eve of his 13th birthday, Ranger and Mel lead Gortimer on a scavenger hunt through town to find the fabled lost treasure of Normal Street.
  13. 13. Gortimer and the Relentless Rainbow of Joy
    February 3, 2015
    30min
    7+
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    English [CC], العربية, Deutsch, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Français, हिन्दी, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Русский, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
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    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Indonesia, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Türkçe, Русский, العربية, हिन्दी, 中文(中国), 中文(台灣), 日本語, 한국어
    With his Dad in town for a short visit, Gortimer goes out of his way to ensure his happiness doesn't fade by creating a rainbow over Normal Street. But once all of the residents start acting unusually happy, Mel and Ranger wonder if he's gone a step too far.

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Jonathan JudgeJoe NussbaumEduardo Enrique MayénPaul HoenSasie SealyAlethea JonesJ.J. JohnsonRyan Shiraki
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Robyn Lively
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Richard G. KingLuke MathenyDavid Anaxagoras
Season year
2015
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Will Van Stone JrReviewed in the United States on October 23, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
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​I has a sad and it’s all Amazon’s fault. See, last weekend I finally got around to watching Gortimer Gibbin’s Life on Normal Street; most of the time I’m multitasking and that particular show insisted I actually pay attention so it had to wait until I found some free time. Once I did, I realized that is was most definitely a show that deserved undivided attention and got just that – possibly to the detriment of my writing time – for days until the final episode played on my television. So why the sad, you ask? Well, because it’s over. Done. Gone. In the realm of no more. Who wouldn’t be sad when a show as good as this one is cancelled (which was the plan from the start and not something forced upon them by Amazon)?

​You might be sitting there going but it’s just some silly kids’ show and I’m here to tell you are no nothing about good television. Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street isn’t your run-of-the-mill silly sitcom reliant on old, boring clichés and barely tolerable, groan-including acting that even the worst telenovela would shun. Amazon’s weird, family-friendly take on the mystical is far more than that; it has excellent writing, phenomenal acting and a believable heart at the center of its often far-fetched premises.

THE WRITING

​David Anaxagoras, the man who created Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, is, in my opinion, Joss Whedon-level in his skills. He was able to take an age old stable – three friends on adventures – and mold it into something extraordinary and unique. Unlike other writers who continue to rely on tired stereotypes about the non-existent differences between boys and girls, he crafted characters with actual personalities; Gortimer, Ranger and Mel are fully developed, living and breathing people populating Anaxagoras’ world, not just caricatures used to move the story from point A to B.

THE STORIES

There’s a supernatural base at the stories that play out on Normal Street; from the Frog of Ultimate Doom to The End, nothing is ever simply or, well, normal. Much like Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there’s magic everywhere they go and that magic tends to run roughshod over our protagonists’ lives. But no matter how weird things get, it always comes back to the simple things in life: love and commitment. Gortimer, Ranger and Mel, often joined by Stanley, Catherine and Abigail, continually find themselves facing seemingly impossible challenges that, many times, are only overcome because of their intense bond.

It’s freaking addictive; before you know it, you’ll be stuck in a showhole and filled with dread at a future without any new episodes to find yourself lost in. Okay, maybe not dread but when the credits play for the final time, you’ll be feeling the same sads I did and you’ll scour the interwebs for proof that there’s more to come. But there isn’t. And that’s something we all must now live with.

And speaking of the sads… Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street wants you to cry so hard. We all know I’ve got an ice cold diamond encased in a steel storage shed where my heart should be yet there were still times it managed to reach in, grab those heart strings, and do its dangest to tip ‘em right out. I never actually crossed that line but I’m not ashamed to admit I cam dang close. I won’t give anything away but the episodes that really try and work those emotions were The Fabled Flower of Normal Street, The Fault in Our Street and The End; be sure to keep those Kleenex close, y’all.

THE ACTING

David Bloom (Stanley Zielinski), Chandler Kinney (Catherine Dillman) Coco Grayson (Abigail) are the peripheral friends of Normal Street. They don’t show up every episode but when they do they bring their A-game and prove their worth in every scene. Ashley Boettcher (Mel Fuller) and Drew Justice (Ranger Bowen) shine as Gortimer’s best friends and their talents add to the realism that is the center of the otherwise preternatural series. And, of course, there’s Sloane Morgan Siegel as the heart and soul of Normal Street, Gortimer Gibbon.

Okay, excuse while I gush.

Siegel is truly a master of his craft; without a word, he was able to deftly convey Gortimer’s range of emotions with a quivering lips, shaky voice, slumped shoulders; his performance never ventured into cheesy pantomiming as everything he did seemed natural. To watch him act is to understand that an actor’s greatest challenge is to convince the viewer there is no acting taking place. He’s that natural in front of the camera.

Oh, and I can’t not mention the incomparable Kim Rhodes (Vicki Bowen) who retains every bit of the charm and attitude-infused grace I remember from her Suite Life of Zack and Cody​ days. It was a real treat seeing her on screen again.

THE VERDICT

Like you really can’t tell how much I adored this show? My only complaint is Amazon’s not making any more and that’s just so full of… sad. In a world where most shows aimed at young ‘uns are built on stupid premises and cheap laughs, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street went a different, and superior, route and rooted it in the drama that arises when people love each other as much and long as Gortimer, Ranger and Mel do. And not only that, from the first episode we had something rarely seen on American television; boys who not only have emotions but show them. That’s something we don’t see nearly enough and with Normal Street gone, the hole is that much larger.

If you have Amazon Prime, it’s already available for you to binge on. If you don’t, you can purchase the series by episode or season. If, for some weird reason, you aren’t sure if it’s worth it, Amazon has the pilot episode for free streaming. Go and spend about twenty-five minutes and you’ll see that everything I’ve said is true – maybe, even, that I undersold it.

You can find the cast and creator on Twitter if you feel like telling them how awesome they are – which I did, by the way. Yeah, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street made such an impact, I actually took to social media to tell those behind it how good a job they did.
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PSReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well, Now I Miss My Childhood...
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I'm late to the game on getting Prime. I had heard much about Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street through my children's TV industry newsletters, and was eager to watch. The series did not disappoint. I binge watched over two weekends. The writing is so good - the jokes are funny, the situations are wholesome and sweet (and REAL besides the supernatural element). The actors are very natural and believable. Once you let these kids in, you don't want to see them go. I cried big ugly tears when things got real during the final episodes. The show transported me back to my childhood adventures with my neighborhood friends - I miss those times! I highly recommend Gortimer Gibbons, especially if you're thoughtful about your kids watching age-appropriate shows. These characters model good behavior and the meaning of friendship. Not only that, they have open, honest relationships with their parents, and their friends' parents, which is nice to see. I tell people the show is a cross between "Eerie, Indiana," "Are You Afraid of the Dark," "The Sandlot," and maybe a little of "Even Stevens." I'm going to watch it again and again.
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BookphileReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
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There are so many adjectives I can apply to Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street: funny, refreshing, charming, winning, moving, sweet... My list could go on and on. My oldest child is eleven, my youngest six, so it can be difficult for us to find entertainment that satisfies my husband and I, and the kids at the same time. After experiencing many, many years of "children's" entertainment, I can say it's a rare experience for me to find something that I enjoy as much as--if not more--than my kids. Most kids' entertainment is insipid at best, and while we have found a few gems here and there, they're rare, lost in a sea of sub-par offerings that adults have to suffer through. Gortimer Gibbon's is part of that rare breed, a show that appeals to every member of the family.

Each episode centers around a "message of the day" situation, but don't let that fool you. This show is anything but preachy, and it takes its characters' concerns very seriously, tackling plenty of difficult issues in a way that's accessible to kids. Over the season, the show has explored everything from the desire to win at all cost and its consequences to trying to force a loved one to be someone they're not. The characters learn important life lessons in each episode, and they provide a really great jumping off point for discussion with the kids. What's particularly clever about it, in my opinion, is that instead of coming off as after school special-ish, the show uses magical realism as a device, thus enabling it to handle sophisticated issues in a way that's whimsical and thought-provoking. Just to give a few examples, in one episode a character has a magic pencil whose eraser allows him to write down the things he wants to forget and then erase them from his memory as he erases them from the paper. In another episode, a girl who's an introvert is invisible, only appearing when she feels comfortable and securely removed from the spotlight. Another stellar episode deals with being consumed by a desire to win through use of a robot who becomes far too ruthless for its inventor's comfort.

The main cast consists of the rather serious and somewhat troubled Gortimer, whose parents have recently gone through a divorce. He's a good kid, but he has a lot of feelings he isn't sure what to do with, and the show explores that theme throughout the season. Gortimer is a very sympathetic character, a kid trying to figure out his place in the world as he transitions from being a kid to being a teenager (all of the characters start the season at around twelve, with Gortimer turning thirteen in the finale). His best friends are Ranger, a kind of goofy kid who's obsessed with ninjas, and who learns a hard lesson about what happens if you let others take the fall for your mistakes. Ranger is a real winner, using food expression such as "pasta fagioli!" in his quest to avoid using nasty language. He's that somewhat oddball kid who makes life interesting. Rounding the cast out is Mel, a smart, science-loving girl who sometimes lets her ambition get the best of her. The three characters compliment one another very well, and their friendship is eminently believable. They don't always get along, and the finale in particular deals with what happens when friendship is really put to the test.

One thing that show does so, so, so right is it allows its kid characters to be kids. It always takes them seriously, but they behave the way kids do. Their train of thought it sometimes wild, but they are also capable of a lot of wisdom and introspection. Throughout the season, the show presents a variety of other kids, and all of them bring something to the show. Better yet, they aren't just episode-of-the-week characters, and they turn up in later episodes to make further significant contributions. Mel is especially welcome to me, after enduring years of glossily made up and fussily dressed girl-women on other shows. She's too busy doing science to have time for mooning over boys, and it's clear she has goals and ambitions in life, something that's not always clear in other shows targeted at the tween market, in which the girl characters often obsess over boys to the exclusion of all else. Mel is a whole person, and it's more than a little sad that this is a very significant statement about her character. That's not a critique of the show at all; instead, what I mean is to point out that this show does what few others do: it treats its female characters the same way it treats its male characters.

Adults don't factor into the show a great deal, but they are present, and they're important players in the kids' lives, which is nice. The kids don't see them as adversaries, and they turn to their parents and other adults when they have questions or worries, as well as relying on one another. The adults, while not getting a ton of screen time (understandable, given that this is a show about young characters, after all), also feel like fully-formed characters. As I mentioned before, Gortimer's family situation is a bit delicate, and it's further complicated by the fact that his epidemiologist father is often away in far-flung corners of the world, something the show directly deals with later in the season. I found its portrayal of these complications very sensitive and well-done, and I speak from personal experience, as one of my children is from a previous marriage. Gortimer's mom in particular is a very good character, not just there to be a token mom, and one episode even deals with one of her childhood fears in a very good example of how sometimes even adults need to face their fears and learn how to triumph over them.

I really can't say enough good things about this show, but I think what sums up my experience perfectly is this: I am very sorry that we've already watched every episode. I understand that season two is in the works, and the whole family is looking very forward to more of life on Normal Street!
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Kathy CarringtonReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful show! While the stories involve magic and strange ...
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Wonderful show! While the stories involve magic and strange happenings, the kids themselves are, well, normal. The girl, Mel, is a genius and can invent anything but she isn't a super shy nerd, cowering in a corner when the "cool" kids come by - the typical "nerd genius" shown on nearly every other show. The boys are typical too. In real life, kids don't develop at the same pace. Some hit puberty and growth spurts sooner, some later. The boys in the show display that huge range of difference - Gortimer appears to be older while Ranger appears to be younger - but both are the same age as Mel.
It's a gentle, growing-up show. The kids encounter problems, sometimes with weird things that happen, sometimes with each other, but they work it through. They display the exact behaviors we would want our children to have - talk it out, work together, listen to other points of view, and when you apologize, mean it. The show focuses on everyday matters instead of the typical teen fare of boy/girl-friends, clothes, sex, and drugs. These are kids that kids can relate to and look up to.
My suggested age range is late grade school through middle school. If your kid has been watching a steady diet of the kid's versions of "Sex in the City" presented by Disney or Nickelodeon as "kid's" shows, they may be too jaded to appreciate this gem. But if you've cut the cable cord, I highly recommend it.
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James PackardReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Best Show on Amazon Prime for Kids - - Reviewed by a Kid.
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It is the coolest show on the net. I mean, this show is like all G-rated and still funny and exciting. It makes you think about a lot of things…like friendship…and changes. It takes those serious embarrassing subjects like puberty and makes them easy to handle and not get all scary and all. We (Mom & Dad) have Amazon Prime and I used to come home from school every day to check and see if the new episode was playing. My buds and me watch Gortimer Gibbons Life on Normal Street (GGLONS) all the time. I hope that it comes back for a 3rd and 4th season. There’s isn’t a lot of positive kids shows on television or cable. It’s like the net is the last place to look anything real that we go through. It seems that when my Mom and Dad were young they had a lots of shows. Now the they’re generation is running things there’s little to nothing for us kids to watch. Even the Fuller House is about all the adults (not the lives of the kids they have). It's just more airtime for the 30 & 40 somethings. The 80s Generation are a bit selfish don’t you think? America need GGLONS. It’s time for us kids who are 13 now! We need our version of Silver Spoons.
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KumarReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A complete package - Drop everything now and just watch it!!!
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Not sure how to rate the whole series. So, I guess I will do this for the first episode of the 1st season.

With consistency though I can say, each individual episode can be rated a 5-star with similar reviews!!!

What I was worried about was that it would awkward occasions watching with my 8-year old who is pretty mature for his age. Except for a couple of instances that are a little older age themes than what we felt, this series is one of the perfectly made series, by all means. It gives a flavor of mysticism, connects to the real-life values and extremely decently done.

These days when TV is showing all sorts of age-inappropriate stuff, even on Disney channel, my wife and I felt that this by far is the most recommendable TV series.

Watch it. Safe and fun for 8 years and above!!
MindiReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely amazing show!
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Gortimer Gibbon's is one of the very best family shows available, in my opinion. It appeals to all ages even though it is geared toward kids. I have watched both seasons (some of the episodes multiple times!) I am impressed with the way the relationships between characters are portrayed, whether it be friendships, parent-children relationships, sibling relationships, or even relationships between neighbors. The characters are genuine, and I love that they spend time with each other rather than being engulfed in cell phones and electronics (as more and more kids in current shows are doing.) Watching this show brings back the feelings of younger years. Together, the writers and actors have succeeded in pulling off a show with the perfect combination of emotions. The show has childhood magical elements along with humorous moments and a variety of real-life emotions. Over the course of the two seasons, I have laughed, cried and when the last episode of season 2 ended, was sincerely amazed at the way the depth of the characters and their relationships played out through the episodes. I will also say that the songs at the end of each season were extremely well-picked and fantastic end-of-season songs. Somehow, the songs added so much to the emotions and created the perfect season finales. I am excited to hear there will be a 3rd season released in June and that I will get to see another year in the lives of these characters. I'm sad to know that it will end after that, but I know the storylines wouldn't be able to carry the same aura as the characters grow.
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RedReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This heartwarming show is not just for kids!
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This show is not just for kids! It is so amazing that I don't even know where to start. Do you remember what it was like to have an active imagination as a child? Where seemingly boring everyday objects became something else exciting? Like a refrigerator box that became a real live fort... or common mud became pancakes and syrup, etc? Well this series takes you back to those carefree days - but mixes imagination with the reality that the kids are living in. It is a G rated show that has it all - humor, love, acceptance, adventure, scary times, super awful sad times, and excitement. It shows how the kids deal with their emotions in ways that support each other and build each other up. It's sort of like a mixture of the love among the characters of "The Andy Griffith Show" with life through the eyes of a child as in "To Kill A Mockingbird" with some pixie dust thrown in for enchantment...
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