TV Review:
Gravity Falls: “Irrational Treasure”
"The moral of the episode, that Mabel’s weirdness is a positive instead of a detriment, has been done before, but rarely so well. Her experiences, both being teased and saving the day, feel lived in. This stems largely from her silliness never breaching into obnoxiousness. An overwhelming majority of kid programming these days features abrasive “randomness”, from iCarly’s seizure-esque show-within-a-show, to Disney Channel’s live-action sitcoms and their ear-piercing music cues. Louder and bigger is often seen as better. Mabel, on the other hand, is just an odd kid, with an affinity for weird sweaters and sitting upside down. She’s an incredible role model for young girls, teaching that you can be nice, hilarious, and most importantly, yourself. This may sound trite, but in an age where importance is heaved upon unreasonable beauty standards, rather than personality, it’s great to have a charming, delightful girl in the media landscape.”
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TV Review:

Gravity Falls: “Irrational Treasure”

"The moral of the episode, that Mabel’s weirdness is a positive instead of a detriment, has been done before, but rarely so well. Her experiences, both being teased and saving the day, feel lived in. This stems largely from her silliness never breaching into obnoxiousness. An overwhelming majority of kid programming these days features abrasive “randomness”, from iCarly’s seizure-esque show-within-a-show, to Disney Channel’s live-action sitcoms and their ear-piercing music cues. Louder and bigger is often seen as better. Mabel, on the other hand, is just an odd kid, with an affinity for weird sweaters and sitting upside down. She’s an incredible role model for young girls, teaching that you can be nice, hilarious, and most importantly, yourself. This may sound trite, but in an age where importance is heaved upon unreasonable beauty standards, rather than personality, it’s great to have a charming, delightful girl in the media landscape.”

Read more at wineandpop.com