Parents' Guide to

American Princess

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Quirky characters, empathy, acceptance in fun, edgy comedy.

TV Lifetime Comedy 2019
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With an appealingly weird high-concept premise and sweet messages of acceptance, this fun show should score with viewers who appreciate a lot of quirk with their comedy. When Amanda first stumbles into the Ren faire in American Princess, she thinks she may have landed in some immersive theme wedding, and just wants to find her phone so that she can get out of there. But by the time she's spent a few hours at the fairgrounds, she starts to appreciate that the people around her may be unusual and have hard-to-understand hobbies, but they're also sweet, and helpful -- and willing to accept the newbie in their midst.

In fact, what Amanda soon realizes is that she's been papering over her own eccentricities. She may look like a spoiled brat, but her work writing about the "upscale lifestyle," her money and privilege, her show-offy fake friends never made her happy the way the weirdos at the Ren faire do when they wholeheartedly throw themselves into their passions. Played by a relatable Georgia Flood -- whose go-for-broke comic timing may remind some of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom -- Amanda unwinding and getting into the spirit of the faire, and throwing herself into a more authentic life, is a delight to see. She's as easy to love as this show, and that's saying something.

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