Parents' Guide to

Lab Rats

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Great messages and lots of fun in family-friendly comedy.

TV Disney XD Comedy 2012
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 9+


I thought it might be funny, seemed safe enough, but the most disappointing thing about this show is that most of the laughs come from one of the siblings insulting another sibling. After a while, it gets pretty old fast.
2 people found this helpful.
age 4+

Love it!

I think it's an awsome tv program. I love it has a lot of fun. Enjoy it very much!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21):
Kids say (80):

Lab Rats is a truly family-friendly show that's almost as appealing for parents as it is for kids. It's a winning mix of the silly antics kids love and great messages about how family members relate to each other and why mutual trust and communication are important. The teens' bionic abilities raise some unique challenges, but ultimately this family tackles similar issues to the ones yours does: sibling rivalry, coping with feeling different, following family rules, and balancing the demands of parenthood.

It's easy to let your imagination run wild in a home that's filled with high-tech inventions, where interactive TV that lets you catch a home run ball in a major league park or a quick-witted "smart" house computer becomes a part of the family. What won't run wild, however, are these four teens. They're not perfect -- even the genetically engineered ones -- but they speak their mind, they learn from their mistakes, and they reflect the strong bonds that exist even within nontraditional families.

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