The cast of The Thudermans: Chris Tallman, Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin, Rosa Blasi, Diego Velazquez, and Addison Riecke.
The Thundermans, a family sitcom on Nickelodeon, revolves around a seemingly regular, suburban family with a larger than life secret. The family’s two, fifteen-year-old twins, are both struggling to adjust to life with superpowers; one will grown to be a super hero, the other will eventually end up a super villain. Phoebe (Kira Kosarin) and Max Thunderman (Jack Griffo) are regular, normal teenagers to the unsuspecting eye, but each keep an every-growing secret. Despite appearing like everyday teenagers—with the frequent appearance of chucks—they work tirelessly to come to terms with their powers of telekinesis, breath of varying temperatures, and the ever important “thundersense,” a power that lets them know when they or their family is in danger.
Hank, Nora, Max, Phoebe, Billy, and Barb Thunderman.
Billy (Diego Velazquez) and Nora (Addison Riecke), the younger Thunderman siblings, have their fair share of family powers, as well as a similar tendency to wear chucks. Billy has the power of super speed, while Nora, the youngest and most mischievous, has the power of heat vision. Of course, with such gifted children, it is no surprise that the parents of the family possess their own array of super powers. Hank (Chris Tallman), the father, has the ability of super strength and the ability to fly, though he works tirelessly to create a seemingly normal atmosphere for his kids to grow up in. His wife, Barb (Rosa Blasi), possesses the power to control and wield lightning, having been previously identified by the title “Electress.”
Barb, Max, Phoebe and Nora in the kitchen. Billy and Nora.
The family, so overflowing with super powers and properties, has its fair share of arch-enemies and nemeses, and are constantly balancing the everyday struggle of being a functioning family with the more specialized struggle of keeping evil at bay. The children, especially the twins, deal with crushes and heartbreak, schoolwork and social life, and then come home to face the small task of saving the world from all manner of evil characters. Somehow, they still have the time to complete their homework and all sit down for a family meal at the end of a tiring and super power filled day.
The Thunderman kids talking with their mom on the couch. Billy and Nora.
The Thundermans face internal threats as well as external ones; Max, as a growing super villain, struggles constantly to keep his evil tendencies at bay. Though he desires to eventually attend Villian University, the whole family works together to keep his powers on the good side, and prevent him from turning truly evil. The whole show is a family delight; it brings to light the complexities and joys of all families, both those with superhero children, as well as those making it from one day to the next without any supernatural powers at all.
Billy starting to fly.
Billy in the air.
The Thundermans on their patio.
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