Parents' Guide to

I'm in the Band

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Plenty of tween laughs, but reality isn't a big concern.

TV Disney XD Comedy 2009
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 11+

Thank God Nz and Aus rated the show PG (If it were to be released on dvd)

I used to love this show when i was 16. But the content is rather confusing for some
age 8+


The truth is that I do not know how the people of this website can be happy knowing that they were responsible for the cancellation of a spectacular series. Yes, I know this was nine years ago and that this does not matter now. But it's amazing what some people may have in their mind. How can they live happily having taken happiness away from millions of young people? I can not understand it and it breaks my heart, "I'm in the Band" was pure happiness, a stupid series with a stupid humor perfect for the audience that watched it. But someone thought that the adults of the series were irresponsible, and then he wrote it on an important website, and thanks to that, they canceled the series that at the time was Disney's most successful, even more than some of the main channel . I can assure you, now that I am older and maybe my opinion is more valid, that the behavior of the adults in that series would not affect the children in the least, that we only laughed at seeing them do the idiocies they did. I think sometimes we underestimate a little the capacity of reasoning of the youngest, and that is very wrong. I, 9 years old, as immature as I was, already had the ability and intelligence enough to realize if the attitudes of an adult are overly irresponsible, and I do not need to cancel my favorite series to learn it. Even, what made me laugh most of that series, is that, of all his characters, the only one with a minimum intelligence was Tripp, and the rest were all useless, capable of making the most idiotic decisions that exist, but as I said , that was what I found funny, to see how irresponsible they were, that is, I obviously realized how ridiculous they were, and I knew perfectly well that such things should not really be done. It is one thing to be a child and to be innocent, but it is another thing to be stupid and to believe that it is OK to bring crazy men to your home. It gives me a lot of pain that, due to fears or stupid reasons, they end up taking these types of decisions that, although they do not have a real importance in the lives of people (except those involved with the series), ruin something that we enjoyed a lot . So that you have an idea of ​​the evil that you did, notice that there are still people posting videos on YouTube every year about the mysterious cancellation of this wonderful and hilarious series, does not something say that? It is as if after 8 years we still do not accept it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (21 ):

True, there's no shortage of laughs in I'M IN THE BAND, but if you're looking for a show that at least attempts to blend reality and comedy, this one isn't for you -- or your tweens. From Tripp's mom's willingness to let three deadbeat rockers take over her house to their uncanny ability to weasel (pun intended) out of any jam they find themselves in, very little about the show's concept could be construed as realistic.

None of this is likely to be new to tweens familiar with the likes of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, but be sure to offer a reality check when necessary anyway.

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