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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Thought-provoking drama has relatable messages for teens.

TV Freeform Drama 2010
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+
Love it great show postive. Message good role models
age 8+

good show

This show was alot better then i tought it was going to be. A big hit for my family. Sweet messages and a fantastic image on being yourself.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Huge takes a big risk by thrusting the sensitive subject of teen obesity into the spotlight without the "safety net" of broad humor or a reality competition framework. Happily, the show's willingness to take on the emotional issues that accompany this issue offer teens and their families a great opportunity to discuss topics like body image, accepting differences, and healthy lifestyles. From the characters' impressions of themselves to their tenuous relationships with each other, the show's messages actually supersede weight and speak to a more general struggle for self-acceptance that most everyone can relate to.

The show benefits from an exceptional cast -- the actors humanize the issue of teen obesity and encourage viewers to really walk in the characters' shoes before passing judgment. As long as your teen is ready to think (and talk) about potentially sensitive topics like weight, self-esteem, and even eating disorders, this is a worthwhile choice.

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