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Henry Danger

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cheesy, formulaic superhero comedy offers little substance.

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 118 parent reviews

age 8+

Hilarious Show

My four daughters love this show. I started watching with them and we all laugh constantly. Yes. the sister Piper can be a brat but she's viewed as the annoying little sister. So, I don't see an issue with it. She's not the main character of the show. I'm an adult and laugh at this show more than any other shows I've watched. It's hilarious
age 10+

Not for young kids

Watched Nick shows with my kids for years. Character of Captain Man, seen in two shows, is an amoral, selfish/self-centered, greedy so-called indestructible superhero. Every episode displays his nasty character flaws. Nick tried to setup good/bad relationship contrasts that may work for kids 10+. Captain Man vs. Kid Danger (amoral vs. moral); Piper vs. Henry (bad kid vs. good kid); Jason vs. Charlotte (dumb friend vs. smart friend). Even the parents have bad morales with Henry’s mom cheating on dad while dad is oblivious to her indiscretions (& everything else). Little ones miss all this & may simply worship Captain Man. Must be better role models than middle-aged guy who hits on moms, obsesses about his looks/age, abuses everyone just because he can especially the devoted little helper who does anything & everything for him. (In newer show he abuses four kids rather than one & continues abusing an employee.) Even though my kids were mostly old enough to see the absurd Captain Man & laugh at him rather than idolize him, I always made sure to (comically) point out serious character flaws in Captain Man. I don’t recommend allowing 6-9 year olds access to these shows (or any actually) unless you watch with them & limit their exposure to characters like Captain Man. TV isn’t a babysitter & requires parental monitoring for all kids of every age.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (118 ):
Kids say (179 ):

Henry Danger has a few things going for it, but its biggest hope for success hinges on the fact that its target audience is young enough to overlook the many things that weigh it down. It's colorful, comical, and entirely nonsensical, which makes it a mildly entertaining (if mindless) way for a kid to while away time. But it's also immensely absurd, playing up less likable features such as parents who are so out of touch with Henry that they miss obvious signs of his antics, as well as the mercifully sporadic presence of his younger sister, who steals scenes by being whiny and demanding.

Ironically, older viewers may like the show's tongue-in-cheek play on superhero tropes in Captain Man's character, but that's small consolation for the rest of what's there. Sadly, the overall content is mundane, the characters cheesy, and the plot predictable, so many kids probably won't stick around for the ending.

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