Parents' Guide to

iCarly (2021)

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Grown-up Nickelodeon classic leans heavily on nostalgia.

TV Paramount+ Comedy 2021
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 16+


one thing is that its def not for younger children two is that there's replaced/new cast members three the feel and nostalgia is gone there's just to much change and its just not good like the original..."just not good"

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+
As someone who grew up watching the original iCarly, I’m a huge fan of the realities that drinking, sexual humor, cuss words, and more adult content are being involved in the reboot. I definitely miss Sam. Im not too big of a fan of Harper or Freddie’s daughter thou. Everyone from the original cast still has the same great chemistry but things feel unnatural and just really chalky with Harper & Freddie’s kid
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (31 ):

Fans of the original iCarly will probably feel like they're catching up with an old friend, but anyone who's coming to it as a new viewer will likely watch and wonder "why?" The intended audience of this reboot is a bit of a mystery. It's not tweens like the original series: the grown-up plot lines make it pretty irrelevant for kids. It's possibly meant for fans of the original series, who are now 20-somethings like the characters on the show, but it's hard to imagine adults finding the slapstick humor and shallow storylines entertaining as grown-ups. The original iCarly series was amazingly prescient and predicted the era of influencers, but for today's kids Carly's an "old" who's still video streaming and probably doesn't understand TikTok. Carly's whole boy crazy/not serious about intellectual pursuits trope isn't really a good look on an adult character in 2021. And while the jokes have been updated to be somewhat more progressive, and there are finally more racially diverse main characters, the show still relies on stereotypes for humor. The best part of this reboot is the new character Harper, whose outsized portrayal by Laci Mosley is genuinely funny.

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