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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive lessons and social-emotional skills.
Main theme is pushing past the fear of the unknown to help the greater good. Hailey and her best friend, Scott, are trying to help save the world, and they take their mission very seriously. Other positive themes about friendship and navigating relationships.
Positive Role Models
Main character Hailey is a great role model -- she steps up out of her comfort zone when she realizes she has to save the world. She tries to do the right thing even when it scares her. She is kind, smart, brave. Best friend Scott has a good heart and means well but doesn't always make the smartest decisions.
Main characters Hailey and Scott both have some counterstereotypical gender traits: Hailey is brave and has agency, and Scott is sensitive and kind. One negative is that capable and brilliant Hailey's best friend and crush is not an intellectual match for her. Some ambiguous racial diversity: Hailey and Scott both have brown skin, but no explicit mention of their heritage (though Hailey mentions her Polynesian-sounding middle name in passing). Some body type diversity: Supporting character Christine Sanchez is not thin like Hailey and Scott. Both main characters are voiced by people of color.
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Violence & Scariness
Tiny evil robots make frequent appearances. They shoot lasers at Hailey and Scott and try to injure them but never succeed. Hailey gets rid of the robots through physical force. Some of Hailey's missions involve quite a bit of action, though it never feels like she's in peril. Scott is constantly attempting parkour moves that end in cartoonish injuries. Some episodes have plots that include a mild bullying storyline.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Main character Hailey has feelings for her best friend Scott. A large part of the plot revolves around the will-they-or-won't-they question, since Hailey has to kiss Scott to save the world. It's very innocent teenage crush-type stuff, but it is prevalent throughout the show.
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Some mild language and cursing-adjacent words like "butt," "heck," and "screw up."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hailey's On It! is an animated series about teen Hailey (Auli'i Cravalho, the voice of Moana), who's tasked with saving the world by combating climate change. Expect lots of action and adventure. Tiny evil robots shoot lasers and try to hurt people, and Hailey responds with physical force. Hailey has romantic feelings for her BFF Scott (Manny Jacinto), and a large part of the plot revolves around the will-they-or-won't-they question, since Hailey has to kiss Scott to save the world. It's innocent teen crush-type stuff, but it is prevalent throughout the show. Mild language and cursing-adjacent words include "butt," "heck," and "screw up." Overall, the show has a great message and laughs for the whole family.
Is It Any Good?
There's a lot to love about this series -- it's got an interesting premise, positive messages, and it's funny. Hailey's On It! has adult pop culture references sprinkled in for the grown-ups, and kids will find Hailey and especially her goofy sidekick Scott hilarious. Auli'i Cravalho shines in the titular role as Hailey. Like the Moana character that propelled Cravalho to stardom, Hailey is brave, spunky, and emotionally vulnerable. Cravalho also lends her musical talents to original songs for the series. Adults may wish that there was less of a focus on the budding teen romance between Hailey and Scott, but the storyline will likely be compelling for tween viewers. Overall, kids and parents alike will enjoy this clever series.
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