A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Not heavy on education or moral lessons, focused more on making music and following a dream.
Do what you love. Follow your dreams. Be yourself. Your friends will support you. Take risks. Don't be afraid to try hard to get what you want. Honesty pays off. Respect your family. Love your siblings.
Positive Role Models
The parents in this show are available, upbeat, and supportive, but also human. Nate's mom pushes him hard to do well in school, for example, but she knows when she's gone too far and apologizes.
Tweens and teens of different ethnic backgrounds are represented in this show from the U.K. Money doesn't fall out of the sky here, as evidenced by the two lead boys sharing a room and living in a small flat with their working parents. Girls get a big say in what goes on in this show, but there is some emphasis on heavy make-up and posing among the girls in the band.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Flirting, hand holding, chaste kisses.
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Products & Purchases
Though brands are not emphasized, every tween and teen has a phone and is using it constantly.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Almost Never is a fun musical show from the United Kingdom for tweens. Though the girls in the band wear a lot of makeup, and though there's a lot of selfie taking and posting, the show doesn't feel as over-produced and perfectly packaged as many Disney shows for tweens. Cell phones are in every tween's hand, and they're using them often. Expect some flirty behavior, but this show skews pretty innocent considering the age of the characters.
Is It Any Good?
This likable soapy show for tweens has catchy tunes to boot. Almost Never doesn't boast the high-end studio production of many Disney shows; that's part of the charm. The weather isn't always sunny in the U.K., and there's a laundry hamper on the counter in the main characters' kitchen. Though the parents in the show can be a little stagey with their offers to help, or their strict rules, they're there. And that's appropriate for younger tweens to see -- it feels like real life. Not a lot of rules about cell phone usage going on here, but there's not a lot of cyber-bullying happening either.
Tweens who are getting bitten by the music bug will enjoy the song writing and jam sessions. Adults might not mind the cover versions of songs that they know. This is a great show for families to enjoy together on a rainy weekend at home.
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