Parents' Guide to

Andi Mack

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Heartwarming, diverse coming-of-age story best for tweens.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 128 parent reviews

age 16+

Not a kid friendly show

The mother basically allows and pushs her daughter to break up a couple by showing and teaching the 13 year old girl how to make a 8th grade boy want it, she tells her daughter she knows what boys want meaning sex and andi smiles because the mother is telling her that's what your supposed to do, she changed her daughters style of clothing and used ambers makeup on the 13 year old girl to flaunt andi off so jonah would notice how much better she is, she uses cruel words to describe amber saying she doesn't remember if amber has cheekbones and that amber needs cover up to hide her huge pores, the boyfriend seems to also be a terrible partner considering he never bothers to stick up for his girlfriend, andi decided that she was done waiting for jonah to ask her out so she makes him a bracelet and it symbolism means we're together whether you like it or not, his girlfriend notices his cheating because of the bracelet and andi flirting with him so she cheats on him and andi decided to use that as an opportunity to break them up, she lies to her crush and manipulates him and forces him to break up with her or she would stop being friends with him, jonah became afraid of losing his friendship with andi more than losing amber to another guy so he does what andi tells him and breaks the girls heart, there was a party episode where the mother allowed the 13 year old girls to shake their butts, twirl and do splits to impress the guys, andi did a special one and shook her butt in front of jonah to impress him causing amber to humiliate her for hitting on her boyfriend to which he told her she shouldn't have been rude, the plotline does not go along with the show considering it only focuses on andi and it dropped gay storylines and added a fun all honesty this show teachs that little girls need to grow up faster and doing something bad is okay

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Too much violence
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age 18+

Very disappointing

This is a Disney parents are usually unaware of what kids are being exposed to on shows like this, as they assume it's fine "because it's on Disney". All I can really say is that the makers of this show really know how to manipulate the minds of young children, as they present some very immoral and questionable material in a manner that is "so cute" and "sweet", devoid of any hint of the real nature of the things which they are portraying. Of course, I will not deny that there are some positive messages in this show, but, in reality, this is what makes it so misleading, both to innocent children , who simply accept what they are being taught, and parents -- i.e, "look at all the positive messages, it must be a good show", etc. No child deserves this.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (128):
Kids say (216):

This refreshing series doesn't shy away from emotion or meaningful issues in how Andi (and Bex, to a lesser degree) carries on after the world as she knows it takes a hit. In a surprisingly organic way, it affirms that while the process of growing up can be trying and uncomfortable, strong relationships and the bonds of family are our most reliable sources of strength. Andi Mack tackles big and small issues in this newly minted teen's life with humor and charm that's appealing to parents almost as much as it is to kids.

That said, the show introduces some fairly mature concepts, especially for the preteen crowd that frequents Disney series like this one. While the references aren't overt, even grade schoolers will pick up on hints at teen pregnancy, puberty, and a coming-out journey for one of the main characters. If your young kids watch, know that this aspect of the content could raise some questions for them.

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