Parents' Guide to

Best Foot Forward

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Funny, warm show set in middle school has disability theme.

TV Apple TV+ Comedy 2022
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Based on the book Just Don't Fall by Paralympian Josh Sundquist, this wise and funny show gently explores what people will do to make themselves feel comfortable in the face of a body difference or disability. Best Foot Forward stars a young actor who has the same body differences as the main character in the show. When the school principal goes out of his way to help Josh up the stairs to the main entrance of the school, and "empathizes" by telling a story about how he twisted his ankle and needed crutches for a couple of months, the cringey moment lands with an honesty that resounds.

The parents in the show enjoy a banter and depth that is welcome in the middle grade genre. They're strong, empathetic, and flawed. Thanks to some clever writing and very solid acting, this show can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

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