DC Super Hero Girls

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Too-brief animated shorts visit heroines' teen years.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 6+

Starts out daft, but gets better

To begin with, this series focused on silly and sometimes out-of-character things happening to the superheroes, but it's now starting to get better, especially since the shorts are tying in with the movies, which are actually pretty good. I like that the characters wear modest and (mostly!) practical clothing and that the Teen Titans are in character. It kind of miffs me that this series is very toy-driven, but even so, I like that DC has created a superhero universe designed to appeal to girls because it turns out rather a lot of them like superheroes as much as boys!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
age 6+

Not Super

My daughter is a little young for this but we gave it a shot because she loves shows with hero characters like PJ Masks and Paw Patrol. Honestly, I wouldn't want her to watch it no matter what age she was. The "superhero" girls are vapid, catty, and frankly stupid. The episodes we watched had two girls using their powers to fight over the last piece of cake, and failing a driving test. My daughter summed it up best when she turned to me and said "Mama, why don't they DO anything?" Good question. If you're looking for heroic female characters, look elsewhere.

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