6 February 2014
| 8.3/10 |
15 July 2016
| Kids & Family
Soft Science Fiction
Sloane Morgan Siegel
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Children's Programs
Creative Galaxy, Tumble Leaf, No Ordinary Family, Annedroids, Mozart in the Jungle
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street is an American live action family television series created by David Anaxagoras. The series is presented on Amazon Video. The series follows Gortimer Gibbon and his two best friends, Mel and Ranger, as they navigate Normal Street, a seemingly ordinary suburb with hints of something magical just below the surface.
On February 25, 2015, Amazon renewed Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street for a second season. Filming began on May 4, 2015. Season 2 premiered on October 30, 2015 and concluded on July 15, 2016.
Sloane Morgan Siegel as Gortimer Gibbon
Ashley Boettcher as Mel Fuller
Drew Justice as Ranger Bowen
David Bloom as Stanley Zielinski
Chandler Kinney as Catherine Dillman
Coco Grayson as Abigail Arroyo
Ryder Cohen as Gardner Gibbon
Robyn Lively as Claire Gibbon
Kim Rhodes as Vicki Bowen
Paula Marshall as Lora Fuller
Benjamin Koldyke as Greg Gibbon
Luke Matheny as Fred Fisher
Reception for Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street has been fairly positive. Brian Lowry of Variety gave it a positive review, saying "there are relatively few live-action shows intended to appeal to the prepubescent set that won’t send parents fleeing from the room...in terms of kids’ TV, this sort of genuinely clever alternative is anything but normal." Time gave it a highly positive review, saying there’s a surfeit of sharp TV for younger kids both on commercial and public TV. It’s when kids get a little older that the quality choices dry up, the Disney Channel sitcoms multiply, and you find yourself searching for reruns of Malcolm in the Middle. But Amazon’s newest debut finally aims at that niche of original, non-obnoxious TV for tweens that used to be filled by series like Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete & Pete...Normal Street‘s like a pleasant throwback, both in its attitude and its style." The LA Times called it "a charmer" and the NY Post called it "smart, a little zany and never pandering".
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Wikipedia