Parents' Guide to

Haters Back Off

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

YouTube personality's misfit shtick grates in sitcom format.

TV Netflix Comedy 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 62 parent reviews

age 11+

mean but sorta funny

this girl is just messed up. she is people are mean to her, and she is very cauios. not for me.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.
age 13+


no no no no no
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (62):
Kids say (103):

Ballinger's transition from YouTube clips to a full-length series is painful at best. The nasal Miranda's delusions of grandeur might be funny in short bursts, but to watch her in 30-minute stretches as in Haters Back Off! almost requires breaks throughout. Not only is she hopelessly untalented -- and equally unaware of that fact -- she's also self-involved, ill-mannered, and oh, so whiny. Worse yet is how her family responds, with placidity and deference that just encourages her appalling behavior.

Of course, that is the show's shtick, and interestingly, Miranda's complete disregard for social mores also winds up being her best quality. In fleeting moments, Miranda represents a rare find, a teen girl who doesn't quite fit what society suggests is desirable but who doesn't much care. She's comfortable in her own skin, applies her lipstick with comical abandon, and thinks she's the next Adele, despite all evidence to the contrary. It's too bad she's such a cringeworthy role model, because she might have been a decent one.

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