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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

'90s sitcom still offers strong role model, great messages.

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age 13+

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age 13+

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Perhaps best known for her bold fashion statements that single-handedly popularized the floppy hat, Blossom remains an untarnished role model for tween girls even now, years after her baggy overalls faded from the style guides. The show's feminist themes are personified in her strong will and outspoken ways, but she never comes off as irritating. Rather she's often the voice of reason who grounds the show's other example of teen femininity, Six. Both characters have things to teach viewers, of course, but it's always Blossom who emerges as the paradigm of moral solidity, and her messages won't be lost on today's tweens.

Of course, this isn't a one-woman show, and Blossom is bolstered by a fantastic supporting cast and excellent writing that cuts to the heart of every issue it raises. During its run, the series dealt with some doozies, always with an air of real-life triumph and tribulation and a great lesson to impart. Bialik's performance made Blossom the gem she still is today, which in turn makes this series a winner for tweens and parents to watch together.

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