Shimmer and Shine: Nanananananana!
Today is going to be another (the last) installment of the children’s show reviews. This time I am going to review another one of Allie’s favorites. Shimmer and Shine!
Shimmer and Shine is a young children’s show about a young girl who luckily finds a genie bottle and gets these two super adorable twin genies-in-training who always seem to mess up her wishes. They ultimately figure it out by working together to solve the problems that her 3 wishes couldn’t help them to solve.
Shimmer– An optimistic genie with blue eyes and pink hair. She is enthusiastic and encouraging. She loves cleaning, glitter, and collecting genie bottles. Her favorite color is pink
Shine– A courageous genie with purple eyes and blue hair. She is an animal lover and is often hungry. Unlike her sister, she dislikes cleaning. Her favorite color is blue
Leah– A blonde girl with green eyes. She is best friends with Shimmer and Shine. Although Shimmer and Shine usually mess up her wishes, Leah is patient and forgiving with them.
Zac– Leah’s neighbor and close friend. In the first season, he is oblivious to the fact that Leah has genies. Whenever something strange or unusual happens, he responds to it in a carefree manner. He also has a habit of telling humorous experiences he has had to Leah
Tala– Shimmer’s pet gibbon monkey. She has green eyes and wears white pearls like Shimmer does.
Nahal– Shine’s white Bengal tiger cub. She wears pink jewels and a gold circlet, like Shine does.
Rocket– Zac’s pet dog. His tendency to drool and chew on things often causes trouble. He has encountered Shimmer, Shine, Tala and Nahal at various times
Mr. Crab – A hermit crab who claimed Zac’s Dream Shell in “Ahoy, Genies!” and was referred to as Claude by Zac. He refused to give up his shell to Zac and even manages to beat Zac in a staring contest for ownership of it.
Kaz A genie in training who lives in Zahramay Falls who appears in Season 2 as Zac’s genie.
Princess Samira – he ruler of Zahramay Falls, who is in charge of checking up on all the genies in training. She can grant wishes along with the younger genies. She occasionally rewards genies with magic Genie Gems that produce a variety of magical effects depending on the type of gem.
Roya– Princess Samira’s pet peacock, who resides in her palace.
Zeta the Sorceress- A resident of Zahramay Falls who wishes to be the most powerful person in Zahramay Falls (more powerful than any genie) and is the series first antagonist. Unlike most of the residence of Zahramay Falls, Zeta is a Sorceress instead of a genie, as she has no desire to grant the wishes of others. Her plans are almost always thwarted by Shimmer, Shine, and Leah.
Nazboo– Zeta’s pet dragon, who caters to her every need and acts as Zeta’s underling. She is somewhat clumsy and often accidentally causes Zeta’s schemes to backfire. She can also get easily distracted by food and/or anything that piques her interest. She also enjoys getting occasional tummy rubs from Zeta.
The first season takes place in the human world and focuses on a young girl named Leah, who is friends with a pair of twin genies in training named Shimmer and Shine. Leah’s genies grant her three wishes every day, but they often mess up. Each episode features Leah working together with her genies to solve the problems they inadvertently cause, all while keeping Shimmer and Shine a secret from her next-door neighbor Zac.
In the second season, the characters are transported to Zahramay Falls, a magical land where Shimmer and Shine live. Leah reveals her genies’ existence to Zac, who is given a genie of his own named Kaz. Shimmer and Shine continue to grant Leah wishes in Zahramay Falls and befriend the sovereign of the land, Princess Samira. The season also includes Samira’s pet peacock, Roya; Zeta, a villainous sorceress; and Zeta’s dragon, Nazboo.
Doing this review was a lot of fun. I actually find myself getting lost in the silliness of these two lovable genie’s-in-training.
Until, next week I bid you farewell. Have a wonderful hump day! Enjoy your family 🙂
Hope I didn’t bore you to much.
This week’s question: If you had to pick one house chore to never do again, what would that chore be and why?
Thanks for reading!!!