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Good Luck Charlie

Good Luck Charlie is a TV show for kids on Disney Channel. The first season aired in April 2010. It's a family show with no real hook other than a regular family with four kids where the youngest is a baby (Charlie).


The Duncans are a typical American family. There are 4 kids and both parents work. Episodes are based around antics the kids get into. The parents have asked that the three older kids, especially the two oldest Teddy and PJ, help take care of the new baby (Charlie) while they are busy working. This makes for some interesting situations as the kids try to balance their school, social lives, and babysitting. Teddy and PJ often are at odds, but tend to come together by the end of the show. Each show becomes a learning lesson for Charlie as Teddy records a video diary for Charlie and ends each show with the catch phrase "Good Luck Charlie".

Characters on Good Luck Charlie (actors in parenthesis)

Teddy Duncan (Bridgit Mendler) - Teddy (15) is the second oldest child and older sister to Charlie. She is making a video to give Charlie advice when she is older. Teddy is nice, but often fights with her older brother PJ. She's the one who usually says "Good Luck Charlie" at the end of the show.

PJ Duncan (Jason Dolley) - PJ is 17 and the oldest of the kids. He sometimes seems a bit clueless. PJ plays in a band.

Charlotte (Charlie) Duncan (Mia Talerico) - Charlie is Charlotte's nickname. She is the baby and newest member of the Duncan family.

Gabe Duncan (Bradley Steven Perry) - Gabe is the youngest boy in the family. He is 10. He was once the baby of the family, but not anymore now that Charlie has arrived. Gabe sometimes gets into trouble.

Amy Duncan (Leigh Allyn Baker) - Amy is the mom. She works as a nurse in a hospital.

Bob Duncan (Eric Allan Kramer) - Bob is the dad. Bob runs his own bug extermination company.

Overall Review

Good Luck Charlie is a nice family show. It's still in its first season as we write this, so the jury on how good it can be is still out. The show has some dating and boyfriend/girlfriend situations. The adults play prominent characters as well, making this a show for older kids. We hope that with some good character development and story writing it can get to the level of other Disney Channel TV shows like Wizards of Waverly Place. It's not quite there, yet, but has potential.

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