AwesomenessTV

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

YouTube channel recycles skits in unimaginative clip show.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 20 reviews

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age 6+

"Awesomeness" Not So "Awesome"

If your child has a "terrific sense of humor" and likes a good "laugh" then he may find the trendy Kids Show (Awesomeness, based on Youtube Channel fame) to his liking, but having watched this show myself as a concerned adult I find "Awesomeness" "not" to be so awesome but just a mere "parody" of kids life issues which is "okay" if that's what your looking for as a parent to show or teach your kids but I found that "Awesomeness" lacks the "educational" and "learning" potential that they should be getting out of today's kids shows and not just laughing their heads off (which I found myself doing more myself then learning anything; yes I'm a kid at heart but as a concerned adult I do take an interest in children's programming) . "Knowledge is power" and "learning can be fun and entertaining " when done right and with good intentions which means that "kids and families TRULY benefit" from a television show designed for kids/families. I think "Awesomeness" misses the mark even though it is entertaining and for thirty minutes (twenty two with "consumerism" tied into the show i.e. ads) I don't find it harmful for kids to watch even though the stereotypes in this show are "parodied" ). I just feel as an adult that shows are not necessarily top quality based on a "Youtube channel" are they? Or question is, should they be? An effective TV show designed for kids and families are "thought out, planned out" and planned, developed and created by "the right people" wh are interested in "quality programming" for kids and families and NOT just the bottom line which is the reality because ratings and advertising is what television is all about !
age 2+

The Best Of Its Kind

After the release of this show, the Dizney Channel produced a shockingly similar series with the same structure. The Nickelodeon one is (of course - Nick has been the number-one cable network for kids since before the Dizney Channel was created) best and actually can get pretty funny for all ages. Avoid prank-based episodes (the Dizney Channel seems to love pranks as well) and try to view the Swag Master J segments, which actually have lessons.

This title has:

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