I wasn't expecting much from this sitcom because I haven't
ever seen any Netflix comedy series that I thought was
funny. At first, I thought it was kind of stupid, but then
it surprised me. It sort of snuck on me and made me laugh.
Based on a web series, Miranda is a home-schooled teen who
has amazing confidence in her beauty and talent, even though
it's woefully undeserved. She has a seemingly-stupid uncle
who believes in her (and they have a somewhat creepy
relatioship), and a simpering mom who's afraid to tell her
the truth and gives in to her about everything.
Lastly, she has a smart sister who resents how ridiculous
the family acts. She's sort of the normal one, the Lily
Munster of the family.
What makes me laugh is how silly they act; how Miranda is so
full of herself, with no reason to be; how the whole family
is just crazy and overly emotional about everything. It's
not at all realistic in some ways, but in other ways, it
really does remind you of real people who sometimes do act
exactly this way. That's how it's so surprising because just
when you think it's a silly cartoon, it surprises you with
how real it can be. The characters are absurd characitures,
but it somehow all works. I can't describe all of the funny
and absurd little moments where they satirize people posting
videos on the internet or families that won't discipline
their kids, and so much more.
In the first episode, Miranda's Uncle Jim records her
singing "Defying Gravity," and they post it on YouTube, sure
that she'll be famous immediately. The humor just builds and
builds until you're laughing out loud and can't even believe
you've been sucked in. Check it out.
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