Alien TV

TV review by
Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media
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Alien journalists report on Earth; some slapstick violence.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value
Positive Messages

The series is too silly to transmit many positive messages beyond curiosity. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The aliens are not always kind to each other, and jokes are made at the expense of others. 

Violence & Scariness

Moderate amounts of violence and scariness. Characters are frequently getting slapstick-style injuries. Peril is shown in a fantastical cartoon world, but characters do show pain in facial expressions. Sometimes the aliens set each other up to be in dangerous situations for comedic effect. Characters are somewhat rude, make jokes at expense of other characters. 

Sexy Stuff
Language

Characters don't speak in English, but there's some visual potty humor (e.g., a joke about beans causing farts, and a male character sustaining an injury to his private parts).

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Alien TV is an animated series where alien journalists Ixbee, Pixbee, and Squee are given assignments to investigate Earth phenomena. lt has moderate amounts of violence and scariness, with characters frequently getting slapstick-style injuries. There's some peril in their fantastical cartoon world as well. Characters are somewhat rude and make jokes at the expense of others -- they also don't speak in English, but there's some visual potty humor (like a joke about beans causing farts, and a male character sustaining an injury to his private parts).

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Adult Written byNetflixJunkie September 10, 2020

Netflix Kids- Alien TV

Hilarious! For kids and adults. My kids laugh almost continuously when watching it, and we aren’t too far behind, only one season so far and I‘ve already lost c... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bywes0123 September 3, 2020

Good show for young children, if not afraid of aliens!

It’s a great show for kids around the age of 4-12! But it does have some potty humor, and some non-graphic injuries!

What's the story?

In ALIEN TV, alien journalists Ixbee, Pixbee, and Squee are given assignments to investigate strange Earth phenomena like bicycles, gymnastics, and camping. They land on Earth and get to work trying to figure out why Earthlings do certain things, like riding a dangerous vehicle like a bicycle, using pommel horses, and voluntarily sleeping in a tent when they could be comfortable at home. Their reporting quickly goes awry, leading to mayhem and silliness. At the end of each inquiry, they file a report that ends up getting the story completely wrong.

Is it any good?

The premise of this series is a good one, but seeing the same gag played out over and over (with the alien journalists exploring three different parts of Earth life in each episode) gets tiresome quickly. It's fun seeing the realistically animated aliens exploring real-life human settings, but the storylines don't match the cleverness of this conceit. Also, Ixbee, Pixbee, and Squee are frequently getting injured as their explorations go awry. It's a lot of slapstick cartoon silliness (like falling down a manhole, or getting slingshot into the air by a hammock). The characters do show pain on their faces sometimes, and sometimes the aliens set each other up to be in dangerous situations for comedic effect. The aliens are very curious about the world around them, but they don't have many redeeming qualities beyond their curiosity.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what made the aliens in Alien TV get the wrong impression of life on Earth. What could they have done differently to report an accurate story on the news?

  • Imagine you're an alien experiencing something on Earth for the first time. Write a news report about it for your fellow aliens.

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