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TV Series Review

I'm the oldest of seven siblings. And sometimes that felt like six too many. Growing up, I had a lot of years to learn about surviving in such a big family. Survival meant completing a long list of chores before Mom and Dad got home, while trying to babysit a bajillion kids. It meant getting to the dinner table first before all the food was gone. It meant trying to find one quiet corner of the house just so you could be alone for five measly seconds. It meant chaos, but it also meant love and fun.

Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters understand.

Survival of the Loudest

The only boy in a house full of girls, 11-year-old middle-child Lincoln has a lot of surviving to do. But it's not just Lincoln who feels the need to occasionally escape. His sisters need their time away, too, because they're all very different from each other: There's Lori, the sassy teenage heartthrob obsessed with her smartphone and boyfriend. Leni, the second oldest who's sweet but ditzy. Luna, the rock and roller. Luan, the prankster. Lynn, the all-around athlete. Lucy, the "goth". Lana and Lola, the identical twins with opposite personalities. Lisa, the four-year-old prodigy and Lily, the baby sister. Oh, then there's Mom and Dad.

And as much as each sibling cherishes their alone time, they enjoy spending time together, too. Sure, there's yelling and arguing, and the occasional threat—the title "Loud House" is true in more ways than one—but the siblings know it wouldn't be the Loud House without a loving family member right by your side.

Let the Loud's Continue

The Loud House was created back in 2016 as a Nickelodeon original. Full of laughs, gags and silly family drama, the show is currently in its third season.

There are some really great lessons to be learned with The Louds. Kids learn about loving their families, sharing, laughing and understanding what it means to live well with others.

But just like any house filled with so many people, the Louds experience some family debacles and unmatched personalities. The littler kids can be bratty andthe older siblings have boyfriends and crushes, and sometimes talk about love and dating. And last year the show featured the first animated gay couple.

Viewers hear lots of potty humor and flatulence, a few gross dares and some name calling. The kids also use words like "dang," "stupid" and "OMG." And the Loud parents, also known as Mom and Dad, rarely show up in the house (which is pretty weird, given, y'know, 11 kids). But when we do see them it's obvious they love their children … even if they seem unequipped to handle them.

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Voices of: Collin Dean as Lincoln; Caleel Harris as Clyde; Catherine Taber as Lori; Liliana Mumy as Leni; Nika Futterman as Luna; Cristina Pucelli as Luan; Jessica DiCicco as Lucy and Lynn; Grey Griffin as Lana, Lola and Lily; Lara Jill Miller as Lisa; Brian Stepanek as Dad; Jill Talley as Mom; John DiMaggio as Flip; Grant Palmer as Lincoln Loud; Carlos PenaVega as Bobby; Susanne Blakeslee as Mrs. Johnson; Wyatt Griswold as Rusty Spokes; Jeff Bennett as Coach Pacowski; Breanna Yde as Ronnie Anne; Fred Tatasciore as Bernie; Andre Robinson as Clyde and Carlos Alazraqui as Sergio






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Kristin Smith

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