Parents' Guide to

Drake & Josh

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Opposite stepbrothers tough it out in tween-friendly sitcom.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 32 parent reviews

age 8+

Best teen sitcom ever

Drake and Josh is one of the funniest and most memorable teen sitcoms ever and just like spongebob can use any scene to describe any event. Classic show with memorable moments
age 7+

el mejor live-action de nickelodeon

es bastante bueno al principio me molestaba como sufría tanto josh y drake lo dejaba morir por chicas lindas pero en las ultimas temporadas me agrado cuando drake se volvió mas tonto y gracias a eso metía en situaciones a el y josh y al igual que en victorious trataban de salir de ese gran lió

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (32):
Kids say (120):

The boys' parents are peripheral characters with lighthearted attitudes. (It's hard not to wonder how rules are set and followed in the household.) However, when Josh's Grammy (Randee Heller) shows up, a sterner, though jovial, role model appears. Grammy clearly wears the pants in the family, which might explain Josh's inherent self-confidence even when he's struggling with his self-esteem. Most self-proclaimed "dorks" wouldn't approach life with so much humor, or willingness to try new things ("How do we de-dorkify me?" he asks.)

Drake's female foil is his little sister, Megan (Miranda Cosgrove) -- the smarty pants in the family -- who is cleverer and possibly cooler than her older brother. In other words, the boys are kept in check by strong female characters who don't apologize for their strength. Drake & Josh certainly wins fans with its heart. That's a step in the right direction for Nickelodeon, which often depends on gross or violent jokes to fetch laughs.

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