S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
The show makes me laugh, and there was a natural process to get me to watch it, which is the fact that I have three kids and so Nickelodeon was basically on the TV constantly for several years. When you're watching Fresh Beat Band and Mi Hao Kai Lan and whatever, something like iCarly is a sweet relief. So while it super lame, at least there's a logical reason I would have ever seen it in the first place to know it's funny and enjoyable. And even still, I'm just saying, the show makes me laugh with its goofball characters and is really not much different than a prime time sitcom. Grown single men seek out and watch My Little Pony, and praise it as some kind of epic masterpiece.
I think there was a similar logic to the guys watching My Little Pony (at first). It was what was on before or after G.I.Joe and Transformers on the HUB network. Sort of like Jem was on before the 80's version when we were kids. People liked the show after seeing it by chance and got hooked. Though now I think people are getting into it due to the internet Memes.