Parents' Guide to

I Am Frankie

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Family, friendship, individuality emerge in likable sitcom.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

A really great show

I think this was a great show and would really love to see more. The producers should make a lot more. It kind of help me through a few problems I was having myself and I don’t want it to end. It’s one of my favorite shows of all time please bring it back.

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Great messages
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age 3+

It’s cool to be smart

Our whole family loves this show - from our three year old son to our 14 year old daughter. Definitely is completely family friendly and has good, positive role models for the kids.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (8):

Though she's not even human, Frankie's experiences with peers -- and the resulting emotions she discovers -- will ring true with young viewers. She quickly learns that not everyone has her best interests at heart, but that having friends and family in your corner can make all the difference in how you cope with adversity. Her reactions to common situations are comical because she's so literal and analytical, as when her mom tells her to stay away from a certain classmate and she turns and leaves whenever he comes near. As such, there's a lot of humor in this fun series.

What's notably missing in I Am Frankie is any concerning content for families, a thoroughly pleasant surprise in a show that has some multigenerational appeal. There's a strong family, a friendship marked by loyalty and trust, and in Frankie, a teen who seems impervious to issues like body image and popularity. Even the show's "villains" are silly and blundering enough that their schemes rarely threaten in any real sense, but they stick around to give the plot a useful third dimension.

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