Holds up better for older kids or teens
The show satirises consumerism and the characters all have flaws which I’ve noticed some parents appear to have interpreted as being a bad role model for kids, which I agree with to an extent. When I was seven or eight I might have missed the point but I think people severely underestimate how mature kids are; I can guarantee you that most kids 10+ will easily recognise that the show presents consumerism as a bad thing and that the characters are flawed because people are flawed too.
The characters having flaws (Summer being competitive, Raquelle being jealous, Midge being over cautious etc.) serves as a reminder that people will always have flaws, no matter how perfect they may seem. Each character also has plenty of virtues and that shouldn’t be overlooked simply because they have an Achilles’ heel. Though the characters sometimes argue and don’t get along, the problem is always solved by the end and the characters reconcile which is something people seem to overlook.
Overall, I think the audience that will get the most enjoyment out of this is older children to adults and younger kids might struggle to distinguish jokes from behaviour that should be copied, especially with the consumerism which could be misinterpreted easily for those who don’t yet understand satire.
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Positive role models