Parents' Guide to

iCarly Saves TV

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tween-friendly special has lots of online tie-ins.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 7+

cool show!

Cool show i would so let my kids watch i Carly . it was the best show on Nick! the best! the best!
age 18+

Thanks for the additional therapy.

I was watching an episode the other day with my adopted 8yo son. He was in foster care for sexual abuse. I was shocked to see at the end of the show the actors were dancing with a purple womans bra. Now after 3 years of therapy for his inappropriate behaviors, I now have to explain to him why children should not be using an undergarmet as a play device. If your TV show has to use sex for children under the age of 18 to entice them to watch you, get a better writing staff. I now have to take my child to see his therapist for in appropriate boundaries and how to process this visual sexual enticement on a kids tv show. By the way, I have blocked it from my tv. Thanks for "helping" my child!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (23 ):

For tweens already familiar with the characters and format of the regular iCarly series, there's very little about this TV special that will jump out as new. The special's content is still tween-friendly, and Cosgrove and McCurdy are again at their witty best. The only point of contention for parents may be the somewhat jaded way the special treats its adult characters, presenting them as exaggerated extremes -- an overly protective mother, an irresponsible older brother/guardian, and a TV producer who scams the naïve teens.

If this is your tweens' first introduction to this Web-integrated series, know that they'll be bombarded with reminders -- both audio and visual -- to visit the show's website for information, character insight, etc. Take the opportunity to have a discussion about your family's Internet rules and Internet safety in general.

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