Parents' Guide to

Carole & Tuesday

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen musicians connect in sweet, futuristic anime

TV Netflix Anime 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

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 TV-MA? Well, we briefly see a performance by the Mermaid Sisters of a song called "F**king Bullsh*t." The song consists only of English swear words in both the English and Japanese versions. The scene is absurd, unexpected, and quite frankly hilarious. It's only about a minute out of one episode, so it could easily be skipped if necessary. Much like The King's Speech, I don't think one scene of excessive language should condemn something to adults.
age 14+

Great for teens and young adults

Carole & Tuesday is not a cartoon for children, but it's not only for adults. There's no reason to rate it +18. This show's perfectly suitable for teenagers. There's no significant violence, though some characters get aggressive, and the amount of "sexual innuendo" is less than zero. There is cursing, yes, but the main reason it's not for children is the story itself: it deals with real life issues, normal teen and young adult worries, political corruption, the downside of the entertainment industry... It's not a dark story; it's full of humour and positivity too. It has lights and shadows, like life itself. Carole & Tuesday is perfectly fine for all teens 16 and up. Most teens 14 and up can enjoy it too, but if parents are still monitoring what their 14 or 15 year old watches, they might be somewhat immature for their age and find this series boring or confusing.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

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.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: August 30, 2019
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Anime
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: August 2, 2023

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