Bizaardvark

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Silly humor, funny songs best parts of viral-vid comedy.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 70 reviews

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Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate. 

Positive Messages

Friendship and a sense of belonging are strong themes. Kids see two tweens inspired to follow their dreams by finding others who have similar interests and passions. On the downside, the characters equate their online presence with popularity, judging their success by the number of views their videos get.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Paige and Frankie collaborate successfully, and they draw inspiration from others like them. They feel like outcasts initially, but they use their quirkiness to their advantage and make new friends as a result. They demonstrate perseverance and teamwork.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bizaardvark centers on best friends who write funny songs and post them on the internet for their fans. The content is silly, but kids will like the songs and the behind-the-scenes look at how internet personalities find inspiration. The show raises some issues parents and kids can discuss about internet safety, including what kind of content is appropriate to share online and what isn't. The characters' experiences with making friends will resonate with kids, touching on the desire to fit in and the sense of being part of a team of like-minded peers.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySandy B. August 20, 2016

Horrible

Disney is really starting to alienate my grandkids and frankly, myself. This ridiculous show replaced what, Jessie? A terrific show I could sit down and watch w... Continue reading
Adult Written byJewels D. September 6, 2017

Not appropriate for kids under 13.

Hi, I am a mother of a 12 year old girl and an 8 year old girl. My 8 year old girl LOVES the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark (to be fair, she loves all things D... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byBlackSheep15 July 12, 2016

Not My Cup of Tea

Personally, I'm not the hugest fan of the show. I don't despise it as vehemently as some of the other reviewers appear to, but I do understand their f... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byprincesscupcake683 July 28, 2016

Mind-numbing, stupid, insulting, lazy... just the epitome of garbage.

Seriously, Disney? Were you guys smoking pot or crack or something when you greenlit this pandering hunk of garbage? You used to make such fantastic shows like... Continue reading

What's the story?

Best friends Frankie (Madison Hu) and Paige (Olivia Rodrigo) collaborate on comical songs that they post on their internet channel in BIZAARDVARK. When their channel tops 10,000 views, they're invited to the Vuuugle headquarters to rub elbows with other internet stars, among whom they find some new friends.

Is it any good?

This formulaic comedy series is underwhelming, but its silliness will win over some young fans nonetheless. Frankie and Paige's collaboration is fun to watch, and the songs they turn out are entertaining, at least from a kid's standpoint. They're not breaking any new ground, but that doesn't mean they won't be well-received among their target audience.

In addition to watching the Bizaardvark duo collaborate creatively, kids also get to see some positive examples of friendship. Paige and Frankie start the show feeling out of place among their school peers, but settling in with other video creators at Vuuugle gives them a new sense of belonging and improved self-esteem. These moments are good reminders to kids of the value of being true to themselves and respecting the uniqueness in each person.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about creativity. Kids: In what areas are you most creative? How does expressing your creativity help you learn about yourself? Does watching Bizaardvark inspire you to be more creative?

  • Frankie and Paige start out the show feeling like misfits among their classmates. Have you ever felt the same? What qualities do you look for in a friend? Why is it important to not judge people by their appearances?

  • How do you ensure your safety on the web? How do you enforce screen-time limits in your home?

  • How do the characters in Bizaardvark demonstrate perseverance and teamwork? Why are these important character strengths?

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