American Idol

TV review by Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Long-running music competition is consistently entertaining.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 59 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 147 reviews

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age 10+

Best Show on TV

I am finally writing this long overdue review - there is too much negativity in the world and time for us to all come together. The positivity, fun, caring and kindness the cast of American Idol display every episode is what we need more of in the world. The chemistry and real fun Katy, Lionel, Luke and Ryan share is a breath of fresh air. They are fun, funny, caring and show us every episode how much they love what they are doing. I have been a huge fan of each individually as artists - their work on American Idol brings it to a new level. So excited for the new season and want to let ABC know what great casting choices!

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Great messages
age 18+

Maximum age limit should be raised to 99

This is a TV show that has some of the most disgusting forms of management. It teaches the public how to age discriminate, it teaches children to disrespect their elders. Only during the show's 6th season on Fox did they do one thing right by allowing Sherman Pore at the age of 64 to audition. When he sang very well, that was the signal to get rid of the maximum age limit of 28 and to give that maximum age limit a mighty boost clear all the way up to 99. If I was the top manager of that show, and heard Sherman sing and loved his singing, that maximum age limit of 28 would have been out with the trash.

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Too much swearing

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