Hannah Montana

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

age 8+

A rock princess/girl-next-door made for tweens.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 102 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 465 reviews

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age 10+

Hit and miss!

The show in season 1 was bot bad. It definitely shows that the actors were children but it was entertaining with catchy music. Season 2 improved almost every aspect of season 1 and if it was the last season this show would be a 5*. However when the show reached it's 3rd season the charm was gone and it became more about how Miley got whatever she wanted and her friendship with Lily went from great to very toxic quick. Miley became the worst friend ever, not only cruel and selfish but also whiny and full of herself. Jackson got too dumb all at once ruining what little character he had. The show went from focusing on her freinds and juggling her double life to a spoiled girl judging everyone around her and whining when she didn't get her way... Oh yeah and almost every plot point is Miley wanting to date a boy... But every boy was deemed not good enough for her. It's not as bad as season 4 however were Miley and Oliver's characters become almost unrecognizable. Lily is the only decent character in season 4. But not even Lily can save the mess this show became in season 4 and it's lucky Disney canceled it when they did! If we got a season 5 this show would be a definitive 1 star. This show is the best example of a fizzled out candle. Started bright and hot to just melt down into nothing.

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Too much consumerism
age 10+

Nostalgic Disaster

I watched Hannah Montana as a kid, I loved it and even now I'm a fan of Miley Cyrus because we stan wlw representation. But going back to the show in my 20s has shown me all the problematic content specifically gender stereotypes and taboo relationships. The show intends to provide good messages to kids about morality and everything else but the bad far outweighs the good. I would not let my little cousins watch this show.

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