Parents' Guide to

I Didn't Do It

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Sibling rivalry yields feel-good moments in unique sitcom.

I Didn't Do It Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 18+

Completely inappropriate

I just watched almost a full episode of this show with my teens. The main girl character and her two friends toilet papered one of their teacher's houses. The police came, and the main character sweet-talked her way out of trouble as long as they "promised to never do it again." The teacher ultimately saw them on his security cameras and they got two weeks detention. Big deal. They didn't have to clean it up, their parent's weren't informed. Zero accountability. I am disgusted that Disney would put such a show on the air. In my opinion, the only message being given to kids is that they can get away with anything, and that it's okay to damage someone else's property if it's someone you don't like who, for example, gives you homework every weekend. Insane. Shame on you, Disney.
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Ok for older kids

The characters are cute and engaging, but trying to pass 'looks like a 20 year old' character as 14 is ridiculous. Absolutely nothing would have been harmed in this theme if they would have made them atleast juniors in HS, but I'm assuming they wanted 4 seasons to follow them thru high school. Lindy's very evident broncs accent is annoying as everyone else talks more midwestern, including her 'twin' brother. A few older themes like boyfriend/girlfriend drama and 'first kiss' talk. Also, the parents are hardly ever present and the teens just do their own thing including never having consequences for their actions. I think it's a cute show, just not a favorite.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (26):

Given the show's title and its central sibling characters, one might expect a lot of whiny, accusatory dialogue between Logan and Lindy, but actually I DIDN'T DO IT has another goal in mind. Yes, there's some finger-pointing when it comes time to explain a narcoleptic elderly neighbor in the hot tub and a cheese pizza adhered to the living room ceiling, but there's also a Musketeers-style solidarity that sets in when the teens are backed into a corner and Lindy and Logan acknowledge (if briefly) their mutual affection.

Kids' sitcoms are a dime a dozen these days, and creating a standout is no easy task. I Didn't Do It's hook is in its clever reverse storytelling format, which opens each episode with the teens in the midst of some self-induced calamity (a house party run amok, a messy meeting of spaghetti sauce and grade-schoolers, etc.) and flashes back in pieces as they explain the evolution of the disaster. It's a refreshing deviation from a classic timeline style, and it grabs kids' attention from the get-go and keeps them laughing throughout.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate