Parents' Guide to

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

So-so books-inspired comedy mines laughs from alien hijinks.

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+

Great for kids AND adults!

I love this show and I'm 24! It's so fun for the kids with hidden jokes that are hidden for adults to be interested and not get bored. Such a great show! I wish there were more than only 2 seasons though. Such fun graphics and great producing!
age 10+

This show is so bad!

The younger sister is the worst actress and couldn't be less believable, especially as Gabby's sister. She's really strange, irritating and makes the show unwatchable, not that it's got much going for it otherwise. When I think of all the truly talented kids who probably auditioned, and they still went with HER! The 3 of them together couldn't be less convincing as a family. The principal is terrible too. Don't waste your time! Plenty of other good Disney shows out there.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (12 ):

This live-action book interpretation is more over the top than it is out of this world. Cantrall's Gabby is a bit overplayed, and the writing is exaggerated to keep up with her energy. But as Gabby finds herself in one predicament after another with her needy clients, she devises solutions that are creative and comical. If viewers can check their sense of reality and realistic consequence at the door, then Gabby Duran & the Unsittables is a fairly innocuous series that could inspire young fans to read the books that first introduced the character.

Silliness aside, there is something heartwarming about Gabby's evolution from a ne'er-do-well tween who feels overshadowed by her successful mom (Valery Ortiz) and whip-smart younger sister, Olivia (Coco Christo), into a reliable, (somewhat) mature caretaker of kiddos. Even if viewers don't have dreams of being alien babysitters themselves, the show's message about finding what you like and doing it well still can resonate with them.

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