Parents' Guide to

Best Worst Weekend Ever

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

High school caper OK for tweens, deeper than it seems.

TV Netflix Comedy 2018
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age 9+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 8+


its a good show just in episode 2 there is i bit of a scare but you should watch it first before you show it to your kid but its really funny

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Great role models
age 10+



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Too much violence

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As lovable and occasionally awkward as teenagers themselves, this zippy series is like a clean-enough-for-tweens version of cinematic high school comedy capers like Superbad or Sixteen Candles. The setup is a familiar one: the adults are distracted, a major milestone looms, and the young cast has only a limited period of time to make something happen. The switch up here is that the "something" is meeting a literary/cultural icon instead of hooking up and/or falling in love -- these teens are so squeaky clean that there's not a red Solo cup'd beverage in sight at the big parents-out-of-town house party that anchors the first episode, and when they get together feverishly in corners, it's to talk about comic books, not to kiss.

There's also a sweetness that grounds the manic hijinks with a missing dog, costumed comics fans, and a pinata full of shrimp. That sweetness is crystallized in the second episode of Best Worst Week Ever when Zed explains in a voiceover that he became a fan of comic books after his dad died. Alone, his family in tatters, Zed's comics were his only friends, and he was reading one the day at the park when a couple of other kids noticed. They started a conversation with him, he shared his comic series with them, and they soon became, as Zed says, his new family. It's a line that will floor anyone who's felt alone but was able to connect to others through a fandom, through art doing the job it's meant to do. And the fact that it's in a silly kid's comedy is surprising -- and beautiful. This lightweight little show is deeper than it seems; help your kids discover it.

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