‘Anubis’ Is Full of British Humor and Egyptian Culture

“House of Anubis” on a TV

“House of Anubis” was an American/British mystery drama that ran on Nickelodeon from 2010-2013. It was a show that I deeply cherish as it was the show that got me hooked onto British culture along with “Harry Potter.”

When I was a pre-teen, I dreamed of going to an English boarding school just because of the show. The show was ahead of its time and unique for Nickelodeon.

The main character for the first and second season of “House of Anubis” is Nina Martin. She’s an American who starts living at the House of Anubis, mostly to solve the house’s mystery.

Nina falls in love with Fabian Rutter, who helps her solve the mystery of the house. Amber Millington joins them in solving the mystery too and together they create the group Sibuna, which is Anubis backward.

The main plot for the first two seasons was connected, until Nathalia Ramos, the person who played Nina Martin, chose to focus on her academics.

The third season of the show had a completely different plot that deviates from the first two seasons, and a new American main character called KT Rush joined the show. 

Eddie Sweet’s character from the second season took over the role of leader of Sibuna in the third season after Nina said that she wasn’t coming back to the House of Anubis and Amber had to go to fashion school.

I liked the third season for introducing a new character called Willow Jenks, as she was a bubbly redhead. She later had a romantic relationship with one of the characters, Alfie Lewis, but it felt a bit off and forced.

The third season of “House of Anubis” as a whole felt so different because the second season’s cliffhanger was not used at all. I wasn’t a fan of that as I wanted to find out what was next for the original third season.

A movie special called the “Touchstone of Ra” became the series finale for the show. It introduced a new cast of characters that felt like copies of the original characters seen in the first three seasons. It didn’t go anywhere though because of the show’s cancellation.

“House of Anubis” was a show filled with many cliffhangers after each eleven to twenty-two minute episode. It always had me waiting to find out what happened when the next episode aired live on television. I was pumped to see how each revealed secret connected.

“House of Anubis,” is worth watching if you love British humor and a mystery filled with Egyptian culture. It was my stepping stone into British humor as a whole, and it got me into loving other British shows such as “Doctor Who,” “Sherlock” and “Top Gear.” 

“House of Anubis” is available to stream on Paramount+. 

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