Kim Possible

TV review by
Betsy Wallace, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Girl power is possible! Elementary kids OK.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 40 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The main characters value friends, family, and saving the world. One African-American and one Jewish main character. Social cliques exist at the high school, and some kids reject others. Clever, sometimes sarcastic humor aiming for the middle-school set.

Violence & Scariness

Frequent action-hero violence, including hitting and kicking. Kim carries a device that looks like a gun but shoots a grappling hook.

Sexy Stuff

Some revealing outfits and voluptuous characters. In later seasons, Kim and her boyfriend kiss.

Language
Consumerism

Kim never goes anywhere without her high-tech handheld device. She has a computer in her locker and private jets, helicopters, jet skis, etc., at her disposal.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Kim is a good role model in that she's smart and independent, but her profession makes for a surprisingly violent cartoon. Some episodes involve family, but mostly Kim and Ron operate in their own dangerous world. Villains are as goofy as they are treacherous and probably won't scare kids. Some women and men characters are drawn quite voluptuously, including Kim, whose outfits always show her navel.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byKMuru November 6, 2019
Adult Written byAngelistic-101 October 19, 2019

A show with a female lead, how amazing!

I never really got into this series while growing up because there was something about it that bugged me, but I decided to give it a try now that I'm much... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheBombFunn July 21, 2013

Action packed fun

Kim Possible is probably one of the best Disney Channel cartoons, it is very entertaining and funny, and has good characters, I wish Disney still made shows lik... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byJames Picard February 7, 2013

One of the Best Cartoons Ever Made

They don't kid when they say this is the Buffy the Vampire Slayer of secret agents. With clever dialogue, great animation, unique voices, and a LOT of par... Continue reading

What's the story?

KIM POSSIBLE capitalizes on the female villain-fighting craze that sparked with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alias -- but tones it down for younger kids. Kim (Christy Carlson Romano) is a "normal" teenager who happens to be a Super Agent. Her sidekick is a timid teenager named Ron Stoppable (Will Friedle). Like the Powerpuff Girls, Kim lives in a world colored hip and retro, playing off campy spy movies of the 1960s and '70s.

Is it any good?

The show's mature humor and high school characters entertain older kids and preteens. Kim's parents, Dr. and Dr. Possible (Gary Cole and Jean Smart), show up at all the right times.

Because it's kids' programming on the Disney Channel, the show presents some good lessons. But lessons may get muddled and nearly lost as the heroes shimmy up rope ladders dangling from helicopters and dodge spinning tops of doom. As long as you're not expecting too much in the way of educational value, you'll probably have plenty of fun with this one.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the nature of Kim's lifestyle. Does trouble find her, or does she go looking for trouble? Is she a role model for young girls in any way? Do kids find it "different" to have a girl as the lead, and the boy as her sidekick?

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