Drake And Josh
While Drake And Josh will be a show which is fairly new to many in the UK, it is fast attracting cult status in both the US and the UK with more and more younger people tuning into what is turning into a comic classic. The show centres around two teenagers who are set to become step brothers, their fights, their antics and their many adventures. First aired in January 2004, the show is now in season 4 and the reputation of the actors seems to be increasing all of the time.
The show stars Drake Bell and Josh Peck, with Drake the more sensible one of the two (which is not exactly saying too much!) and Josh the more accident prone one of the two, who always seems to be getting into scrapes. They have ruined their parent’s house, they have wrecked their place of work, not to mention the time they lost their parents car after being tied up and left in the middle of the countryside – you name it, they have probably done it at some time or another!
Even though many comedy shows in the US seem to have an underlying message, a point to many of their storylines, Drake And Josh is just fun, fun, fun all the way. Their madcap ventures have increased the profile of not only the show, but all of the actors associated with the venture. “Crazy” Steve played by Jerry Trainor seems to be one of the script writer’s favourites, popping up in almost every episode there has ever been.
It will be interesting to see if one of the traditional TV stations in the UK pick up the show from the US, because there is no doubt that there is still a lot of mileage in this one. Its perfect for kids, adults will find it amusing and it makes you glad to be normal!