Has anyone ever watched the Disney show, Bunk’d?
It’s a spin off from Debby Ryan’s family friendly, comedy, classic Jessie.
I am just now tuning in via Netflix and, woah.
This is a teen to young adult comedy on the DISNEY CHANNEL.
There are a ton of sexual innuendos
One of the more talented actresses stars as a rounder, smiley-er , silly-er, dopier country counselor filled to the brim with good wisdom, a pure heart and lots of comic awkwardness. She refers to her co-stars Peyton List and Kevin Quinn as “pretty people” a few times on the show. For myself this is insinuating that her character, who we see, is not a pretty person; she is not one of the slimmer actresses on set and her character is not made for beauty. But Pretty is List and Quinn, what there characters look like. Typical, some sort of blond hair, physically fit white people. Which makes me wonder…what do children find attractive? How do they learn to associate what they see with what the feel is attractive, and is that something the brain does , is it by sight , by influence, hormones, what? What gives us our ideas of what is what.
Within Season One there is also a budding relationship between these two co-stars. Quinn is an attractive counselor. List plays a younger counselor in training. In the middle of the woods for the summer, cute boy, no parents, he is a counselor and you are a trainee. I mean that’s hot, right? Or am I a pervert, (Keep in mind I GREW UP ON EVERYTHING DISNEY. TV, MoVIES, MUSIC, TOYS). But should my kid’s t.v show have ‘hot’ drama in it? (By the way I do not have a kid, this is how much I love watching most things Disney). With any well casted group of characters; “everyone is well represented”; you have your cute but sassy little black girl, a little Asian girl whom plays a character always spending time trying to run away from the stress of her *** her mother, Many of her cleverly written lines are banter for : ‘my mother only cares about my performance in academics and competitions’ .
And let us not forget the saddest part of it all, literally; the desperate, lower middle class, hack of a job female character that runs the camp. In one episode she is sen drinking from a flask like object. Is she an alcoholic,? hahaha, but really.
And she spawns a psychotic bleach blonde niece. Her niece runs around in a pixie hair cut with pig tails, suspenders and shorts. She is obsessed with thus said “Older Counselor guy” and essentially sexually harasses him in a multitude of comical ways.
I almost forgot Ravi. He actually is a good actor , but I hate that because his character is the smart but odd foreign character they cast him as un-athletic and not “cool” . Everyone is dramatically characterized.
It’s a fucking soap opera , “novela” for children.
There is literally only one adult present in the whole show
I am constructing this rant specifically because I just watched an episode where ‘Zander’ (the male lead – older counselor hot guy dating counselor in training) says: “ helping kids is the best part about being a counselor, well that and watching and cutesy i.t’s jump up on the water trampoline” Bunk’dThere’s No Place Like Camp S1 E11
WHAT THE FUCK , DISNEY?
And I am a huge advocate for Disney in several ways. I like DISNEY as an enterprise, but now that I am older and able to view things from a different perspective I have some mixed feelings.
I think Children should be introduced to sexual feelings, stereotyping, and reality hardships at a younger age because they have them sooner than we think…but is that from some brainwashing from media and t.v. or should we allow T.V. to discuss these topics for our children? The messages I receive from this show, as an adult are not very “Kosher”.
But then there are it’s redeeming moments , like when Zuri ( Skai Jackson) says:
“Why can’t you hear a pteradactil going to the bathroom…because the “p” is silent” Bunk’d”Live From Camp KiKiWaka.” S1 Ep.20
things that make you go hmmmm…..