Carole & Tuesday

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Teen musicians connect in sweet, futuristic anime

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Themes include friendship, dysfunctional families, and a love for music. Some of the pitfalls that come with trying to build a music career are also discussed. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Carole and Tuesday are young, passionate, talented, and determined. Many adults, including parents, fail to serve as positive role models. 

Violence

Foot chases, temper tantrums, arguments, and other rough events are shown. 

Sex

Strong sexual innuendo, including references to sex and prostitution. 

Language

Words like "crap" and "hell" are frequently used. Stronger curses are common in some episodes. 

Consumerism

The title of each episode is the name of a popular song. References to different pop stars are made throughout the series. Carole and Tuesday’s singing voices are performed by Kai Br. XX and Celeina Ann; other musicians perform their music throughout the show. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking and smoking is occasionally visible. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Carole & Tuesday is an anime series about two young women who join together to make it in the music business. A collaboration between the creators of Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist, this futuristic anime offers some mature content, ranging from strong sexual innuendo to cursing. Adult characters on show aren't always the best mentors, but the main characters are passionate, hard-working, and inspired by music. The show features music from popular international musicians throughout the series, including TakuTakahashi and Celeina Ann. 

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byweebmom33 February 8, 2020

So far its pretty good!

We are mostly thru season 2 now, and at this point there are a couple of deaths (not violent, mostly due to medical issues), there is one scene where a characte... Continue reading
Adult Written bywizardortitan January 5, 2020

Mostly wholesome series has ONE scene of strong language

Carole and Tuesday is a story of two girls following their dreams that children and teenagers are sure to love and find inspirational. So, why's it rated T... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byXoe September 17, 2020

It was a great show however for me there was too much of a political undertone.

I think anyone 10 and up could watch this, pretty much the only thing is there is some cussing. I was excited to watch this show and it was pretty good the only... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old July 23, 2020

Wonderful Anime With great soundtrack & Messages

This Show is beautiful. It sends wonderful messages about self worth and confidence. Honestly I can't even begin to talk about this show. It's so a... Continue reading

What's the story?

CAROLE & TUESDAY, a collaboration between the creators of Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist, is an anime series about two young women who join together to make it in the music business. The story begins in the distant future on Mars, where Tuesday Simmons, a sheltered guitar-playing teen with big musical dreams, runs away to Alba City. Soon finding herself overwhelmed in the big city, she comes across Carole Stanley, an orphan with a beautiful voice who works at part-time jobs and gives musical street performances in order to survive. They are both very different people, but their love of music inspires them to work together as a singer-songwriter duo. But the industry isn't favoring their style.

Is it any good?

The series tells a gentle tale about the earnest efforts of two very different young women who, through their love of music, form a deep friendship while struggling to succeed. But threaded throughout this story are some colorful characters, including model Angela Carpenter, her strange mother/manager, and a brooding A.I. specialist named Tao, that create conflict and keep it from getting too melodramatic. Also giving it some edge is the show’s soundtrack, which features  music by folks like Australian DJ Alison Wonderland, hip hop artist TakuTakahashi, and singers Celeina Ann and Nai Br.XX, who voice Tuesday and Carole’s singing respectively. Overall, Carole & Tuesday combines a good story with good music, making it an entertainingly unique anime series. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about friendship. Aside from music, what other things do Tuesday and Carole have in common? What makes them such good friends? 

  • Is Carole & Tuesday making a statement about contemporary music? If so, what do you think it is?

TV details

  • Premiere date: August 30, 2019
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: January 7, 2020

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