Parents' Guide to

Hetty Feather

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Charming British series about youth and self-determination.

TV BBC Drama 2018
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Great fun for children and adults

I had such a fun time watching this. It is great for adults as well as children.The episodes are short and most of the time you want to see the next one right away. The only problem I see for children is explaining life in England in the 1800's. The lives of these characters is nothing like a child today. There are a few hard topics that will likely need explaining, like what a foundling hospital is and why a parent would give up a child as well as the matron selling some children to work whatever n the mills. When one of the girls comes back because she has escaped from the mill it got a little confusing. I am excited to introduce my grandkids to the series!

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Great role models

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This compelling adaptation of the tween book series challenges classism through the antics of a young woman who rejects the idea that her fate cannot be changed. Hetty does not reject domestic servitude, but she views the work as a means to an end, rather than a preordained vocation. Meanwhile, Gideon's desire to find a job he loves rather than trying to rise above his station also challenges the idea that class distinctions should be a controlling factor in their lives.

The show's six seasons are full of poignant moments, humor, and lots of plot twists. It's a fun series to watch, and its messages still apply to contemporary audiences. In addition to the importance of family and friendship, it consistently underscores the fact that every person, no matter where they come from, has a say in how their life will be lived. And thanks to its well-told stories and vibrant characters, Hetty Feather offers an entertaining platform from which young viewers can learn this important lesson.

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