Parents' Guide to

Every Witch Way

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Teens' spiteful social rivalry takes spark out of sitcom.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 10+

Will go down in TeenNick History

I advise this show to your tweens and teens as it has a great plot, likeable characters, and a very catchy theme song. The show follows Emma Alonso a 14-year-old girl who is moving to Miami. She meets her Best Friend Andi, Crush Daniel, and worst enemy Maddie. In season 1 Maddie can be a bit of a brat but in Season 2,3,&4 she is a much better person. Emma deals with friendship, romance, schoolwork, and your basic teenage problems all while realizing Emma is a Witch, but not just any Witch. Emma is the chosen one. But Emma isnt the only Witch at her high school. The Mean Girl/Queen Bee Maddie is too! Emma and her crush Daniel have a will they-wont they relationship. the show shows Kissing which is the most sexualized thing in the show and Kissing isnt even sexualized. In season 1 our charcters are Emma, Andi, Maddie, Daniel, Katie, Sophie, Mac, Diego, Tony, & Gigi. Season 2 we have Emma, Andi, Maddie, Daniel, Jax, Katie, Sophie, Diego, & Gigi. Season 3 is Emma, Andi, Maddie, Daniel, Jax, Mia, Katie, Sophie, Diego, & Gigi. and for our final season, Season 4 we have Emma, Andi, Maddie, Daniel, Jax, Katie, Sophie, Diego, & Gigi. This show is one of the greatest Nickelodeon Dramedies of all time and I advise your kid to watch it. Its on Hulu. It also has a spin-off Starring Andi called WITS Academy that is also on Hulu. Your kid will garauntee enjoy this TeenNick show.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 5+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (38):

The best tween-geared sitcoms are those that master the delicate balance between the reality kids know and the hilarity they imagine would spice up their lives. Add magic to the mix, and there's a real recipe for devoted viewership. Every Witch Way tries to toe that line, but devotes too much time and energy to Maddie's superficiality and spite to be considered a likable choice for this impressionable age group. And since none of Maddie's actions ever land her in hot water she can't work a spell to escape, kids never see her learn a lesson.

The show also suffers from some subpar acting and a low-budget look and feel, and the absence of even a laugh track leaves it unusually flat for a tween sitcom. And without the bells and whistles kids tend to like in their entertainment, there's nothing to distract them from the excessive superficiality and pettiness that plague many of the central characters. The bottom line? There are plenty of choices for kids' sitcoms that entertain and send better messages about social graces and relationships than this one does.

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