Parents' Guide to

Angelo Rules

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Boy's big ideas are funny, but messages are mixed.

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age 12+

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age 8+

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age 10+

fun for kids, but only superficial ethics

My kids like this show, but from watching it with them, I'm concerned. The characters are well developed, quite nuanced but it's the general episode structure I take issue with. To much of it seems to revolve around lying, deception and complex ploys to get what you want. Although this of course may not work out, the few seconds of each episode this makes up probably doesn't get through to the young audience. I feel it portrays adults and peers as gullible fools to be taken advantage of if you can get away with it. If we wanted to raise a generation of con artists, that might be fine- but I have higher aspirations for my kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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ANGELO RULES is one of those shows that can really expose a generational divide in its audience. Whereas kids will relate to Angelo's many quandaries and find his creative solutions hilarious (and possibly even genius), parents are likely to have a slightly different response to his blatant disregard for the rules. True, it's all in fun, but if a message is to be taken from this show, it's that if you set out to get your way, you'd better pull out all the stops on the effort.

That said, Angelo isn't a bad kid, and his relationships with his friends and family show that there is a softer side to him. He's just unwavering in his convictions, and that kind of commitment is bound to stir up trouble at some point. The bottom line? So long as your kids know that Angelo's brand of mischief won't fly with the adults in their lives, this overly confident kid hero's escapades are a fun escape from reality. What's more, the show's creative animation style gives it an unpredictability that viewers will enjoy.

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