iCarly: Season Two, Volume Three


On DVD: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Each of the four main cast members - Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress - all made their Nickelodeon debuts on a previous show of Dan Schneider's. Miranda was a main cast member of Drake & Josh, and Jerry was a recurring cast member on that show. Jenette was in an episode of Zoey 101, and Nathan made his first appearance in an episode of Drake and Josh. ~IMDB

Miranda Cosgrove was all over the map when she first began acting starring first in an episode of Smallville followed by School of Rock and then a string of appearances on everything from The Naked Brothers Band to Zoey 101 before finally landing a full time gig as the devious little sister of Drake and Josh. By the time iCarly arrived Cosgrove already had a built in audience and the show went on to become a major success for both Nickelodeon who was, at the time, looking for a show to rival Disney’s highly successful Hannah Montana show, and for Cosgrove. She would later try her hand at music, but that’s a whole different story.

So the premise of the show is that Carly lives with her older brother Spencer, played with genius goofiness by Jerry Trainor, another Drake and Josh alum, who is an artist. With her best friends Sam and Freddie (and sometimes Gibby) Carly puts on a webshow that is extremely popular. Most of the time it plays like Letterman’s Stupid Human Tricks but nine times out of ten it gets the crew into a bit of trouble, somehow. Not always the most kid friendly show, there are some straight forward adult scenarios, but definitely one that teens can enjoy watching without being thrown into the deep end of something they might not understand.

Usually I’m not into this whole volume sets deal that studio’s have been pulling on us for years now but Season 2 Volume 3 is pretty jam packed with show and features. In it you get 15 episodes plus 2 iCarly TV Movies. The run time on the set’s entirety is 462 Minutes. That’s above and beyond even some full season sets. On top of the regular episodes and TV movies you also get bonus features like the pilot episode of T.U.F.F. Puppy (23:55) which Jerry Trainor does voice over work as well as shorts; Meet Guppy (2:04) and Best of Season 2 (3:16). My kids, who are iCarly fans, loved being able to see so much of their show all in one place. So if you have little iCarly fans or even just want to check out the show you can’t go wrong with the price (just under $15 @ Amazon) for so much show. Enjoy.

AJ Garcia
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