If you’re looking for bizarre mysteries with a dash of comedy then you might wanna check into the Wayne. Created by Billy Lopez, Welcome to the Wayne tells the tale of a relatively tall apartment building that is filled with obscure secrets. Ansi Molina surely found himself on a number of adventures when he teamed up with Team Timbers – Olly & Saraline Timbers in Nickelodeon’s newest animated show. Believe it or not, Welcome to the Wayne does have a history with Nickelodeon. It was originally released as a web series on nick.com in November and December of 2014. I guess Nickelodeon held this series close to their heart ever since, because almost three years later Welcome to the Wayne premiered on the network on July 24, 2017. So far the show is receiving some very positive feedback. But here’s my take on it:
I just want to start out with saying that I know there have been a handful of people who are saying this show is a ripoff of Gravity Falls. The only similarity I really see with this show and Gravity Falls is the Mystery/Adventure theme. I did see a critic say that it’s like “Gravity Falls and Suite Life of Zack and Cody combined” and I’m not hating on that statement at all. There’s nothing wrong with that and I actually agree. It’s not the first time a new show has been compared to older ones and it won’t be the last. That’s all I’m gonna say about that. Anyways, I don’t hate or dislike this show at all. I do think the comedy and the humor of Olly’s character is what definitely makes this show worth watching. No one really wants a cartoon where it’s all seriousness.
The theme song has been stuck in my head since I’ve first heard it and I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. “Explore what you can’t explain…” what perfect lyrics to describe flying squids, hidden libraries & mirrors that you can travel through. You can’t get anymore bizarre than that. This is one of the first NEW animated Nick shows that I have actually took notice of in quite a long time. The animation stands out to me as fun & it makes you feel like a kid again watching it. Well… most cartoons tend to do that but I really have a good feeling about this show. Each episode takes an interesting path and there are scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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