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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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