I Didn't Do It

Common Sense Media says

Sibling rivalry yields feel-good moments in unique sitcom.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

The show entertains more than it teaches kids anything, but there are some fleeting feel-good messages about the better aspects of having siblings.

Positive messages

As the title implies, the show plays up the sibling rivalry between twins Lindy and Logan and puts them at odds with each other when it's time to come clean about the messes they make. There's a lot of finger-pointing between the two (and among their friends), and there's rarely consequence for the excessive mischief they cause. But there are also some sweet moments when they act on their true loyalty to and fondness for each other.

Positive role models

Lindy and Logan can be competitive, jealous, and underhanded with each other, but when push comes to shove, they have each other's backs. All of the teens let their appetite for fun cloud their better judgment (with some pretty comical results) and the parents' mostly subdued reactions are hardly realistic.

Violence & scariness

Mishaps often include some bumps and spills, but they're always comical rather than violent.

Sexy stuff

Teens make eyes at each other, and girls swoon over cute boys and set out to impress them.

Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that I Didn't Do It is a sitcom that's built around a comically contentious relationship between twin teens who are forever getting themselves into outrageous messes with their friends. While there's plenty of sibling rivalry (which often escalates the day's mischief), there are also some sweet moments of admitted affection between the brother and sister. Their messy adventures never garner the kind of repercussions they would if they were brought on by your kids, and you'll find the parents are unrealistically lenient in their reactions to the day's follies. Kids won't be bothered by these kinds of details, of course, but they'll get some laughs and might just pick up on the message that siblings can share nicely if they put their minds to it. 

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Twins Lindy (Olivia Holt) and Logan (Austin North) have shared everything since the day they were born –- toys, birthday parties, and even their trio of closest friends. Not that it's made them alike; in fact, type-A Lindy couldn't be any more different from her laid-back brother. Now that they're freshmen in high school, they're sure they're headed in different directions, but they keep finding themselves side-by-side even in the crowded high school halls. What's worse, they're still getting into absurd predicaments that they have to explain to the adults in their lives. Along with their best friends Jasmine (Piper Curda), Garrett (Peyton Clark), and Delia (Sarah Gilman), Lindy and Logan discover that getting older doesn't necessarily mean getting wiser as they own up to what they did -– and didn't –- do.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the ups and downs of sibling relationships. Kids: Do you always get along with your brothers and/or sisters? How are these relationships different from those with your friends?

  • Does it seem like the characters ever learn from their mistakes? Are there consequences for their actions? How might your parents react to similar mishaps?

  • How does it feel to stand up against what your peers are doing if you know it's wrong? Have you ever been in a situation like this? How can peer pressure lead to trouble?

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Written byAnonymous March 22, 2014
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10
QUALITY
 

Sorry they did it

Each episode begins with the cast doing something outrageous and the rest of the show explains how they go to that point. A good bit of physical comedy although it frequently wears thin. My first reaction was that the cast seemed to look old for high school freshmen. Some are in the 18-19 yo range and they look it. I'm seeing more negative lessons here than positive. Every now and then, we see a sibling bonding moment. More often, we see them rather self absorbed. I'm disappointed in the writing. I think kids can handle humor that's more sophisticated than we usually see here. It's OK to make them think a bit. They won't mind. There are one or two talented cast members but I don't think this show is really challenging them.
Teen, 16 years old Written byEthanCH January 20, 2014
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7
QUALITY
 

PARENTS READ- VERY GOOD SHOW!

The Show is really good actually. For kids 7 and up. Its a great show for families to enjoy. It also shows a great friendship value which should teach little ones the ways of respect. Disney may actually be getting better.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written bylovaajesus April 27, 2015
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8
QUALITY
 

No Positive Messages

My younger brother and sister love this show, however, I can't think of anything redeeming with it. For starters, the characters are all rude and obnoxious. Second, in case you couldn't tell by the title, this show presents negative messages for the target age group. In just one episode, one of the girls absolutely refuses to go outside without make-up on. In another, they go skydiving (what a waste of money) all just to get a "friend" off their backs, and he wants to do it anyway. So yeah, Disney, please get your heads together and start promoting a more positive message. Please. Thank you!
Teen, 15 years old Written bylangleyfaith55 March 15, 2015
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11
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11 years old ONLY

These kids are giving bad ideas into younger kids heads. It good if you want to learn things about friendship. It usually comes out to a good friendship matter.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence

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