A Review of Nickelodeon’s Big Nate Television Series

Huh. We should have never doubted you, Nate Wright. You really were destined for greatness after all. I think.

So, the Big Nate television series was released not on Nickelodeon, but on Paramount+ this February, and it is…interesting to say the least. The series has received positive reviews for its animation, art style and most of the character design, while receiving negative reviews for some of the voice roles, the slight inaccuracies to the strip and books, and perhaps worst and most unexpectedly off all, its use of, well…bathroom humor. 🤮 (Guess we’ve learned nothing after all these years.)

I couldn’t help but to notice that there has been a lot less discussion on the series compared to the animated Diary of a Wimpy Kid film for Disney+, which I find somewhat odd because there is actually a lot to discuss. It’s not the only thing Lincoln Peirce has been working on either, with the third and final Max and the Midknights book, The Tower of Time, having been released in March, along with the announcement of a Max and the Midknights television series. Before we begin, I’d like to give a heads-up to obvious spoilers to the series. I also might as well mention that this post ended up being a lot longer than I anticipated, so you’ve been warned of a particularly long class session. 😉 Anyway, it’s time to get out your Cheez Doodles and steer clear of that egg salad once more as we explore this (admittedly debatable) fulfillment of Nate’s destiny!

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