The Smurfs

TV review by Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Little blue gnomes share, care, and learn.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 15 reviews

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Nostalgia Goggles and a love of 1980's is a must

I grew up with the Smurfs. If you are not a child of the 80's or 90's it's likely that you might be bored with this. It's still a "hit or miss" with the early 40's through early 20's age range but it's a thing where nostalgia goggles or nostalgia blindness is a must for this after you get to the grade school age. At least there's cute characters and funny parts occasionally. I personally love it but it's mostly the nostalgia. I don't really recommend this for kids over 7 or 8 as a show but the merchandise is an all ages thing so I do mark consumerism down though it is mild. And also violence because of Gargamel wanting to eat the Smurfs and turn them into gold and also slight anti-Semitic references as Gargamel is a money hungry grumpy Jewish stereotypical villain (though it is only noticable that he is supposed to be a bad Jewish stereotype to adults as a child will most likely not notice).

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

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