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iCarly Reboot: 2007 and 2021 Plots Compared

The reboot of Nickelodeon’s much loved show ICarly has the internet buzzing with excitement. Finally, after almost nine years, Carly Shay – all grown up now has signed back online. Watching Carly growing up with her audience has given fans a walk down memory lane. Here’s a list of everything different between the OG ICarly and the 2021 ICarly Reboot:

1. Firstly, the browser update from Windows in the opening theme song.

ICarly, Firstly, the browser update from Windows in the opening theme song.
In place of the old Windows browser in the theme song, there is a smartphone where someone’s searching for #icarly

2. In the reboot, the overall branding of ICarly is much stronger than the OG ICarly.

In the reboot, the overall branding of ICarly is much stronger than the OG ICarly.
When compared, the ICarly branding has changed significantly and looks more modern in the reboot.

3. When the show initially aired, Spencer was 26, and now, Carly is 26 in the reboot.

When the show initially aired, Spencer was 26, and now, Carly is 26 in the reboot
From a teenage Carly to a 26-year-old young adult, she grew up, and so did we.

4. When Spencer grows up to become a highly successful artist from being a struggling artist in Seattle.

When Spencer grows up to become a highly successful artist from being a struggling artist in Seattle.
Although still living in the same apartment, Spencer certainly has more money to spend.

5. When Carly started her web show in 2007, she had very little competition. Unlike in the reboot, where she has to face cutthroat competition in the relaunch.

When Carly started her web show in 2007, she had very little competition. Unlike in the reboot, where she has to face cutthroat competition in the relaunch.
With young influencers and various social media platforms, Carly showcases the worries of keeping up.

6. Carly’s new room mate, aka best friend – Harper in place of Sam

Carly’s new room mate aka best friend - Harper in place of Sam
A major change that fans noticed in the reboot was the replacement of Carly’s former roomie – Sam, by the confident Harper.

7. The typical millennial conversations between Harper and Carly

The typical millennial conversations between Harper and Carly
Another notable change, apart from nice apartments, is the relatable millennial edge that has been added.

8. The occasional sex jokes and, oh, Carly swears now. 

The occasional sex jokes and, oh, Carly swears now. 
To appease the modern audience, the show has a more mature theme.

Written by FandomWire Staff