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Detention Adventure

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Some rebelliousness, great teamwork in fun treasure quest.

TV Max Drama 2020
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These resourceful teens demonstrate that the key to successful teamwork is having a common goal. At the story's start, there's a clear divide between Team Raign and outsider/bully Brett, who has to work his charismatic magic on the trio to gain their trust. In the case of Raign especially, that trust is hard fought, and their ongoing battle of wills makes for some interpersonal tension even after the tenuous alliance is established. But when the team's rounded out, they excel at solving puzzles on their way to realizing their ultimate goal.

Detention Adventure isn't a particularly witty or clever series (it's downright corny in parts), but it's mostly pleasant to watch and has some good representations of cooperation and teamwork. Despite a reputation as a class bully and a school mischief maker, Brett proves he has redeeming qualities and is willing to let his new acquaintances influence him for the better. For their part, Raign, Joy, and Hulk learn to see past Brett's reputation and recognize the value of his knowledge and experience. Theirs is a joint effort that viewers see is the result of each party being open to changes of opinion.

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