Part 1 of Ariana Grande Trilogy HERE
So I wrote that other post about being in love with Ariana Grande for her incredible cuteness and immense talent to be the next big pop singer. And that’s still all true, but her rate of releasing new music is pretty slow, with only a music video and one new live song since I wrote that other post (you can finally download all her covers tho, they pretty good). The video is ridiculously cute, and the song is a pop jam for sure, but I was left needing more Ariana. So I started watching her show ‘Victorious’, which I found to actually be pretty awesome.
How cute is that. Those random lines, that breathy voice, dat WHOOSH. The show is about a bunch of art students in Hollywood trying to be singers or actors, which sounded pretty terrible on paper. But its made by the dude who made Kenan and Kel and Drake and Josh, shows that pretty much set the bar for kid’s comedies in the 90′s/2000′s. They have all the standard stock characters, prissy rich white main girl Victoria Justice, angsty dark antagonist girl, toned-down Shawn from Boy Meets World, nerdy ventriloquist Andy Samberg, crazy hippie teacher, and talented standard black best friend. Ariana plays Cat Valentine (cutest name possible), the cliche ditzy girl who pretty much looks cute and gets the best one-liners. It works so well.
This may be my favorite episode, mostly because of her great side-plot. Maybe I just love non sequiturs and mental hospital episodes of shows, but I laughed pretty hard at a lot of that, especially the ending. If every episode was edited down to her scenes it would be a pretty perfect TV show. The other cast members are alright, but Ari pretty much carries the humor, and is the one every girl wants to be. My second favorite is Jade, the angsty girl, and they’re real life best friends I think, plus work great together.
Non-ironically laughing at the delivery of so many of these lines, and this was just a short skit just made for the internet. If these girls got a spin-off together where they were college room mates, I think it would be the best thing on basic cable. And major plus, they can both sing like fucking beasts. Pretty much every other episode has a song thrown in for some reason (to sell records to kids I guess), and most are by Victoria Justice. And she’s pretty solid, but its clear Ari and even angsty girl are a lot more capable when it comes to belting out some jams. Luckily they bring in Ari to do the high notes and impressive stuff whenever lil Tori can’t handle it, no complaints here. And they did a live duet together of an unreleased song that is probably going to be a huge summer jam as soon as it sees a legit release. Stoked on it, lil Victoria’s best song so far.
They also do some solid parody episodes, a great fake-out April Fools episode, and a lot of self-referential jokes, stuff that little kids won’t really get. So yeah, its a pretty solid show, way better than I thought it was gonna be, gonna watch reruns of it while waiting for her sweet album to drop. If you have to care for small children I recommend buying the DVD’s, keeps them busy and you get to laugh at the subtle adult humor they sneak in. Classic Nickelodeon. Here are some more cute GIFs tho, luv u Ari <3: