Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Tween sitcom offers guided tour to surviving middle school.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 102 reviews

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age 7+

Loved it as a kid...still love it as an adult!

While the tips Ned gives are often vague and aren't always applicable, the warm, fun tone of the show keeps it interesting. Ned's Declassified has fantastic comedic timing, and its breakneck pace ensures that its never boring. Yes the overall tone of the show is very wacky and silly, and its not exactly a realistic depiction of middle school, but its clever script and likable cast of characters makes it endlessly watchable. All the characters are very well developed (especially for a kids show). There's nothing I hate more in kids shows and movies than one-dimensional bullies, but thankfully the bullies in Ned's Declassified are fairly developed characters, even if they aren't realistic. There is a lot of comic violence and bullying, but its all played for laughs. The only sex/nudity is asking people out, talking about going on dates, and occasional kissing. Overall, this is a really fun show that all ages can enjoy. The characters are all good role models who, although flawed and make mistakes, try to make the best out of their middle school experience using a wide variety of methods from the realistic to absurd.

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age 7+

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