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By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

The Bratz dolls have their own TV show. Beware.

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age 8+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 6+

A wonderful diverse and inspirational show on young minds. It is a shame it got cancelled over some people yelling about things they only partially understand.

This is a show about 4 independent young women (highschool age) who's furthering their career in their interests of making a magazine and fashion, they have male friends who are not boyfriends and involves no flirting, they simply see the males as friends. The women are of different ethnicity, which is great to see especially when this was first made in 2005. The women go through various struggles which they use team work to over come. It is a great show of influence on becoming a working independent woman for young girls. The Bratz do wear some clothes that would be considered on more of the slutty side, which will always have anti vaxx mum's yelling about how that is a bad influence, but the way they dress encourages the women to find clothes that fit who they are and their identity and make their own mark in the world, and to be creative. When I watched this at age 8 I did not go around acting slutty, instead I questioned why the Bratz were wearing trainers with skirts in one of the episodes.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 12+


*Christian Review* Can't remember much of the actual t.v show but no better than the films. Focused mainly on boyfriends and cattiness, some bullying and of course fashion and looks. All shallow stuff. Some good friend moments but nothing meaningful. Total worldliness.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14):
Kids say (34):

Bratz are the modern-day Barbie dolls whose vampy appearance has upset many parents seeking healthy role models for their daughters. Mind you, these dolls are marketed to tween girls, whose notions of womanhood are still being formed. But it gets worse. The TV show computer-animates these dolls, providing them with voice, a theme song, and a world where parents are absent and teens make all the rules. They wear so much makeup that they look like they loaded up on too many samples at the cosmetics counter.

In one episode, the Bratz are expected to put on a fashion show for their fashion class. The boys of the show contribute by singing a hip-hop song about hanging out and checking out "all the girls." The Bratz then triumphantly appear decked out in high boots and mini-skirts so skimpy that a faulty camera angle would make Janet Jackson's Super Bowl exposure seem innocent. Parents will absolutely want to screen this program to see if it's appropriate for their kids.

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