Paula Marshall

Amazon's 'Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street' a charmer

Developed from an "over-the-transom" pilot script by David Anaxagoras, "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" is a new series from Amazon Studios, the still-wet-behind-the-ears content-production wing of the online retailer. New episodes — the pilot was already available — begin streaming Friday.

The second original live-action kids show from the infant content producer, after "Annedroids" (genius girl makes robot pals), it's a suburban friendship story with fairy tale, paranormal and sci-fi overtones — though tonally more in the tradition of "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" than of "Goosebumps" or "So...