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if you have read my review on Hannah Montanna it will not surprise you when I say that this is one of the most contrived, sugary sweet, twee programmes on the Disney channel. My 12 year old loves Suite Life and I have been subjected to many many viewings of most episodes.
Zack and Cody are two iritating twins who live their mum in the Tipton Hotel where she is the resident singer. Now I think about it I've never heard her sing? She is a fine looking middle age woman though. Basically one twin in smart the other is dumb. I don't know which is which. They come up with hair brained schemes and generally noise up the hotel manager. It's little wonder Moseby has no hair (the manager).
The best character is a grossly exagerated version of a well known hotel heiress who is a spoilt, clueless, useless little girl. London Tipton exudes confindence and lacks brains and commonsense. She thinks that having her picture taken somehow saves an African orphan somewhere. her closet is a maze and she has 'magical mirrors' to say how fabulous she is. Like she doesn't know already!!!
Another main character is that of Maddy, who runs the confectionary stand? In a top class hotel? I know it's for kids. She played a very famous Biatch in High School Musical. She longs to be rich and is good friends with London although the fall out all the time. The best part was when Maddy auditoned to play the part she does in HSM (movie) in the stage show and she says that all of her frineds thinks she looks like Sharpey. The director doesn't think so.
All in it's amusing for kids. I don't like Disney much although they have, in the past, thrown up a few good films and characters. These characters are as shallow as I am trying to portray them to be, but in their defence they amuse my youngest when he gets up and I am sleeping of the night before. When it comes to 9 at night though I draw the line.
There is little to offend in these episodes and small children will be entertained which is good if you want to get some work done elsewhere. There are often guest appearances that can be amusing but mostly just annoying.
Well if you have read a lot of my reviews you will know I love the kids programmes especially those on the Disney Channel :-D
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody is one of the programmes on the Disney Channel which has been running since 2005. The show features twins Zack and Cody Martin (played by Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Big Daddy), they live with their mum Carey in a hotel called the Tipton, owned by the Tipton family, the daughter and heiress of whom is London Tipton (played by Brenda Song), dipsy spoiled rich kid who gets everything she wants and has some very weird little ideas in her head. Carey is the entertainer in the Hotels lounge, and a single mum bringing up Zack and Cody teenage twins.
The twins are completely different in the way they act, Zack is the bad twin, he doesn't suceed in school and he is always getting into trouble, while Cody excels in school and tries not to get into too much trouble!
There are other regulars in The Suite Life, including Maddie (Ashley Tisdale, High School Musical) the sweet shop girl who Zack has a huge crush on, Mr Moseby (Phill Lewis) the hotel manager who hates the twins as they're always causing trouble in the hotel, Arwin (Brian Stepanek) the hotels handyman, who isn't so handy, he is the boys friend and helps them get into even more trouble unwittingly, and is madly in love with their mother, and Esteban (Adrian R'Mante) who is the BellBoy in the hotel!
Although not my favourite Disney Show, coming up behind Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana (yes I'm a saddo!), it is quite good, and is funny. The things the boys get up to though not believable and just been completely crazy, are funny, and they do make me laugh. There are sometimes underlying "morals" to the stories which are shown in the programme like when London is refusing to speak to her "new Mommy"- her fathers new wife, as she isn't much older than herself, but after much deliberation and arguing, she realises that she is only trying to be nice and she is just trying to be close to London not muscle in on her life, but get along with her unlike her other "mommies" have done- I think this was a good storyline as it is something which alot of kids go through in these times with parents getting divorces and "new parents" been introduced, there must be alot of kids who push these new additions to the family out, and I think this episode maybe made it a little easier for these people to be accepted into the family by the kids.
The show is for kids and so the storylines aren't wonderful, they're simple to understand and they do tend to be quite funny, whereas people see that Hannah Montana doesn't give kids the right impression (I have heard it said that it makes young girls think they're not good enough, Miley has to pop a wig on and dress up in fancy clothes to be liked, while she is a bit geeky in school and not liked by many people) whereas this show is pretty funny and doesn't really give off those "bad" vibes.
It's a show which I definitely wouldn't mind my kids watching and one which I will sit and watch when theres nothing else on!!!
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody is often on the Disney Channel, and has been for quite a long time. It started in 2005 and has since followed the life of two twin boys, as they live in the Tipton Hotel whilst their mom is a singer there.
From its beginning the program has shown the boys as they cause constant mischief. Other characters include the hotel owner's daughter, London- incredibly rich and incredibly dumb; Maddie, a teenage part-time worker at the hotel; Mr. Moseby, the strict manager; of course the boys' mother, Carey; and others.
Whatever the boys do they seem to cause trouble, though at the end of each episode have to pay the price by apologising or something similar.
The two characters are, despite being identical twins, quite different in personality, as Cody is studious and sensible compared to Zack, who is fun-loving, daring and immature.
After the success of several series there have been variations of the original show, such as The Suite Life On Deck- where the characters are on a cruise ship.
The show is enjoyable for children, and as a comedy will undoubtedly create a lot of laughter, but the typical cheesy jokes and canned laughter is annoying, I find, and can often ruin the show.
As it follows the same kind of routine order in every episode, I find it hard to sit through many episodes as eventually it becomes so predictable and tedious.
I think the program is enjoyable for a few watchings, as the jokes can be quite funny, but ultimately the humour is suitable for children/young teenagers. It is sometimes immature, and cheesy and for that reason I'm not a great fan. However, for some light-hearted, quite amusing watching that follows numerous disastrous adventures, its spot-on.
If you have young children or are just young at heart then this is a great program to watch. It has a variety of characters that all add their individual element to the show. The main characters are a set of twins: Zack and Cody and the show is about them creating trouble and havoc in the hotel that they live in. Every episode sees Zack (the more troublesome one) scheming on how to make money or get girls and Cody (the sensible one) being dragged into the plans and both end up either saving the day or getting punished. The comedy is definitely targeted towards a younger audience but children and adults alike will find themselves having a good time watching it. It's light hearted and usually sends out a positive message to the kids. There are usually other story lines running alongside the main story line which makes it more interesting and allows other characters to shine. You begin to feel attached to this small community and feel like you know them personally. The acting is really good and is thoroughly convincing. The mix of characters adds an element of diversity and the show regularly has guest stars appearing on the show. Each show has a similar format but the plots are always different and throughout the series you grow with the twins as they get hormonal and girls become the only thing on their minds. The episodes are quite far fetched but you don't care because it's just fun to watch them.
This program is viewed on the "Disney Channel" and is only available to those who have premium packages (applicable to virgin). It is about a set of twins who have a single mother who live in a hotel in Boston, although their dad is around but he is in a band who tour the United States of Ameica so is only able for visits. The program features all about their adventures and how much chaos they cause in the hotel and drive the hotel manager "Mr Mosbey" crazy. There is also a candy counter girl who zac has a major crush on and is constantly trying to flirt. They also have a feature length film/program which shows them traveling to hollywood to become famous actors. It of course ends up in pieces as the twins cause havic and drive the directors in sane by trying to control their program. This is well suited to youn audiences such as young children and generally people with young minds!
On a trip to Disneyland Paris last year, in our hotel we obviously had unlimited viewing of the Disney Channel. One of the main TV programmes that was shown was The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Thinking it was going to be yet another silly kids' show, I flopped down on my bed and thought I might as well watch it with my younger sister, as I was knackered from the long day and had to wait for my mum to get ready for the evening out.
The comedy show revolves around the lives of identical twins, Zack and Cody Martin. Their mum, Carey, is a singer in the Tipton Hotel in Boston, which is the reason that the family end up permanently living in an upper suite in the hotel. Each episode is focused on the trouble-making that the twins get up to in and around the hotel, always encouraged by the more mischievous of the twins, Zack, and always remedied by the more sensible of the two, Cody. Other main characters include London Tipton, the hotel owner's daughter, who loves buying expensive clothes and accessories with her daddy's money and acting like the Queen of the Castle, and sensible Maddie who works in the hotel's snack shop and is part time babysitter to the twins. She also often tries to fix all the catastrophes that go on in the hotel. Mr Moseby, the strict manager of the Tipton Hotel, is often trying to keep things under control and to prevent the twins from turning the hotel into their own personal giant playground.
~ Cast ~
Zack - Dylan Sprouse
Cody - Cole Sprouse (Ben Geller from Friends)
London - Brenda Song
Maddie - Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay from High School Musical)
Mr Moseby - Phill Lewis
Carey - Kim Rhodes
I was surprisingly satisfied with the programme to be honest. It isn't a really and silly goofy programme like a lot of others of this sort - OK it is a little silly but still watchable and fun to see. The cast are great and the acting is very good too with some actors who have had big parts in other programmes. It made a change and was nice to see Ashley Tisdale take on a role other than her part in High School Musical as the blonde bimbo.
Although there are some silly moments, they way it is done gives the show a comical spin and I found it highly enjoyable to watch and would recommend it as a brilliant children's programme.
The show centers upon Zack and Cody Martin, twin brothers who live in the Tipton Hotel where their mother, Carey, sings and performs in the hotel lounge