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Bizaardvark 

Centers around two 12-year-old up-and-coming musicians Paige and Frankie who write and perform comedic songs about their everyday lives.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Olivia Rodrigo ...  Paige Olvera 63 episodes, 2016-2019
Madison Hu ...  Frankie Wong 63 episodes, 2016-2019
DeVore Ledridge ...  Amelia Duckworth 63 episodes, 2016-2019
Ethan Wacker ...  Bernie Schotz 63 episodes, 2016-2019
Ross Kobelak ...  Horse Face Guy / ... 43 episodes, 2016-2019
Jake Paul ...  Dirk Mann 42 episodes, 2016-2018
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The series revolves around two 12-year-old best friends, Paige and Frankie, who write funny songs and create music videos for their online channel, titled Bizaardvark, which has 10,000 subscribers. The amateur musicians get to work from a creative studio space that they hope will take their videos to the next level. In their cool new environment, and with the help of family and friends, the girls will embark on a series of comedic adventures in their quest to become online stars.

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Comedy | Family

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English

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Bizaardvark See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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Bizaardvark (2016) is fairly similar to the live action Nickelodeon series iCarly (2007). Both of these shows are about two girls who post their own videos on the Internet. See more »

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Good show, but should try harder to convince viewers it's not an iCarly clone.
18 May 2017 | by Ddey65See all my reviews

Two early-teenage girls make it big with funny videos for the internet. That plot outline might seem a little too familiar for some people and rightly so. There are some notable differences between this show and Nickelodeon's now classic sitcom "iCarly." The girls of Bizaardvark are the little sisters and cousins of the kids who watched iCarly, the members of Carly Shay's presumed nation who she urged to give her their best stuff and leave the rest to her, who are now possibly college students and graduates. Carly Shay and Sam Puckett were dedicating to cracking jokes, vlogging, and inviting talented and weird people on their show. Paige Olvera and Frankie Wong are a pair of wannabe "Weird Al" Yankovics, if Weird Al only did style parodies. There were no makeover videos like "Perfect Perfection with Amelia" on iCarly. There were also no stunt-related videos like "Dare-Me Bro," on iCarly. There were also no video channels devoted to pranks like "Prank Town," on iCarly. Carly and Sam used to play the occasional prank on people ranging from Spencer to Lewbert, but it wasn't the main theme of that channel. Carly and Sam also never worked at the offices of a web service similar to YouTube or Google.

The series takes place in the Tarzana section of Los Angeles, which according to the b-rolls is quite suburban. Paige Olvera (Olivia Rodrigo) and Frankie Wong ("Best Friends Whenever's" Madison Hu) are two girls at a stuffy prep school, who had already been making these comedy music videos for the past three years or so, when suddenly they seek 10,000 subscribers so they can work at the Vuuugle Studio, which will give them access to better props and costumes and the like. Well, they succeed and they run into the stars of "Perfect Perection with Amelia" and "Dare-Me Bro," as well as other weirdos. The studio is supervised by an Oxford-educated snob named Liam, played by Kali Rocha's former "Liv and Maddie" writing partner, Jonathan McClain. Liam is the son of the owner, and patrols the studio with a group of robots. He also thinks the internet should have better use than what it has, including some of the crap that winds up on Vuuugle, and sometimes it's hard not to agree with him.

As I mentioned, Bizaardvark is a channel devoted to novelty music videos, and Olivia Rodrigo is actually quite a talented singer. Not on the level of Dove Cameron or even Laura Marano, but still impressive. If and when this show goes off the air, she should actually consider a genuine musical side career. Jake Paul, already had his own real life YouTube Channel with his twin brother Logan, who had a guest appearance in the episode "The First Law of Dirk."

Now the bad news. Some of the story lines and characters seem to similar to the former hit Nickelodeon sitcom. Belissa (Mary Jade Frank) is a lot like Mandy Valdez, albeit with her own videos worshiping Paige and Frankie. Victor, played by Austin & Ally's Calum Worthy runs the previously mentioned "Prank Town" channel while scheming to destroy any other video channel he thinks might be funnier than his, including Bizaardvark. In that sense he's a bit like Nevel Papperman, although much older, without the channel dedicated to reviewing other websites, and without the crush on either Paige or Frankie (let's face it; that would be creepy as hell). The episode "Control+Alt+Escape," is a bit like "iPsycho," if Nora Dirshlit were rich and a boy, instead of a girl. Then again, maybe there's a little more distinction that you might expect.

The show already has an upcoming second season, but judging by the reactions on IMDb, I'm not 100% sure it's going to get a third. One way they could increase their chances of getting one is by emphasizing the distinctions of the main characters from that of the show it's being accused of ripping off. Keep this one fact in mind however; When iCarly aired, the concept of two young people making their own videos was a fairly unique premise. Now, it's a relatively common activity. At least the characters on this show have something interesting about themselves, that would justify the collective attention of the viewers.


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