A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
Some stories include positive messages, such as the joy of giving gifts rather than receiving them, but they’re not prominent or emphasized in the plot. Recurring examples of friendship and the characters’ willingness to help when others need it. Occasional potty humor like burping.
Positive Role Models
Baby Shark is like most youngsters -- he can be impulsive and self-absorbed, but also kind and helpful. Because the stories center mostly on his adventures with his excitable friend, William, his parents and grandparents exist mainly in the background of the series.
Violence & Scariness
Some accidents (bumps and other impact, for instance), but no violence and no injuries.
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Products & Purchases
The series centers on the Baby Shark character of internet fame.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Baby Shark's Big Show is an animated series that centers on daily adventures of the titular Pinkfong character. Viewers' appreciation of the show will depend heavily on their tolerance of the infamous "Baby Shark" song, which is heard in variations within episodes. The stories are mostly silly and meant for laughs, but Baby Shark and his friend William make an inseparable pair who help each other overcome challenges. Some stories integrate positive messages into the plot, but they're an afterthought more than a focal point for young viewers.
Is It Any Good?
Pinkfong's franchise name carries this show only so far and the lackluster writing and plot can't quite compensate for the rest. Baby Shark fans will want to watch for sure, and if they're young enough not to realize that the stories are mostly drivel, then they'll stay for the duration. The original music -- often spins on the "Baby Shark" song -- can be fun for the show's target audience. Adults, on the other hand, will better recognize the show for what it is: a new platform for the jovial but arguably polarizing character and his earworm of a theme song.
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