Sam is the hero next door!

Fireman Sam (Sam Tân in it's original Welsh) is a Welsh children's television series. It is based around the inhabitants of Welsh town Pontypandy (a portmanteau of two real-life towns, Pontypridd and Tonypandy), especially firefighter Sam Jones.

Why It Rocks

  1. Catchy music, including the theme song and the rescue theme.
  2. Nice stop-motion animation.
  3. Really good action.
  4. Impressive voice acting.
  5. Likeable characters.
  6. Funny moments such as Sam making fun of Trevor's Weight or Norman saying "My Tonsils Are Melting!" when his mouth is on fire.
  7. It teaches kids about fire safety.
  8. In Series 5, all the characters were voiced by only 3 voice actors. ISN'T THAT TALENT?

Bad Qualities

  1. The stop-motion animation on seasons 1-4 was cheap. For example, there was a tree moving in the background in one episode.
  2. One of the characters introduced in season 5 is called Tom Thomas, which is ironic considering Tom and Thomas are both the same word (Tom is actually short for Thomas if you don't know what I mean).
  3. The CGI series isn't as brilliant as the stop motion episodes as it feels less like a continuation and more like a reboot. Not to mention Norman's horribly annoying voice and attitude, in which, the series started dropping from quality after the show switched to CGI.