Parents' Guide to

Glitch Techs

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Likable gaming-inspired show promotes diversity, teamwork.

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age 6+

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age 6+

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There aren't many shows that my wife and I love as much as the kids, but this is just great! At first we knew our 12 year old would love it, but worried about it being a little too intense for our 4 year old. We didn't need to. She absolutely gets its just a video game and isn't scared at all by the "violence". BEST NEW SHOW OF 2020.

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Teens using gaming skills, street savvy, and cool gadgets to help save the world? Yes, please! Glitch Techs hits the ground running with a fast-paced plot and a pair of really appealing main characters: Five, a gaming prodigy with admirable loyalty to his hardworking grandparents, and Miko, a self-assured and reasonably rebellious girl who knows what she wants and goes after it with gusto. When their skills and hard work pay off and Hinobi comes knocking, these two join an elite squad that captures walking, talking computer monsters (à la Ghostbusters) and does damage control to maintain their secrecy using memory-wipe technology (à la Men in Black).

Glitch Techs is well-paced, sharply animated, and nicely suited to both gamers and the occasional VR dabbler, as it doesn't overdo industry jargon or other minutia. Even better, the show thoroughly incorporates diversity among the characters, with teens who are Asian American, African American, Hispanic American, and Muslim, reflecting the inclusive nature of video game culture. There's a strong emphasis on teamwork -- especially related to building working relationships with people who aren't necessarily friends -- that helps sell this promising series.

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