Lost & Found Music Studios

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Likable ensemble drama about teens following their dreams.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

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Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

Communication is a major theme, and the series strikes a fairly realistic chord with regard to complex teen emotions and relationships. Confessionals give characters a chance to open up about how they feel about themselves and their peers, what inspires them, what they hope for the future, and so on. As in real life, the picture isn't always rosy; there are personality conflicts, moments of self-doubt, unrequited crushes, and strained friendships. Personal struggles include coping with a parent's death and trying to escape harsh living conditions and family influence. On the other hand, there are personal victories, budding love, and friendships that help the teens overcome difficult circumstances. A diverse cast and some excellent musical performances round out the show.

Positive Role Models & Representations

All of the teens are passionate about music and finding their unique voice through their talents. It's a common bond that bridges gaps between them and helps them relate to each other. Many personalities are represented in this show, from gregarious and fun-loving to intense and reserved, but they form friendships that transcend their differences. There's even some healthy competition among them, as they're vying for exclusive spots on a live performance tour.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Teens flirt with each other and dance around the issue of mutual attraction, often through the music they play. Some are forthcoming with their feelings, but others are shy and slower to put themselves out there for the people they like.

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Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lost & Found Music Studios is a scripted drama series geared toward tweens that's designed to look like a reality show. It follows teen musicians who collaborate in an after-school program and work toward the chance to go on a live tour sponsored by the music studio. The show explores their musical accomplishments as well as the relationships they forge in the close quarters at Lost & Found. Predictably there are romantic involvements, friendships, and a healthy dose of social and musical rivalry among the cast, but there also are many instances in which people of different backgrounds and musical persuasions bond over their shared passion. Some characters are dealing with stressful situations, such as the recent death of a parent or negative influence from a wayward family member, but overall the tone is positive and self-affirming.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7, 9, and 11 year old Written byMichelle B. February 19, 2017

Teenage drama!

I was allowing my 8 & 10 year old daughters to watch this. For a while it was ok. A bit dramatic, but still ok. Then there became too much focus on who... Continue reading
Parent Written byCindyBell S. November 27, 2016

Positive show, good role models

I started to watch this show because my Daughter loves music and all shows about music. Glee, as you can guess is her favorite. Over the years, Glee has gone... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written by12_malibu June 20, 2017

Best Show Ever!!

This show is the best shoe I've watched in a while. It gives real lifesituations and If someone help me Is, there gonna be a 3rd season?
Teen, 15 years old Written byhorselover2001 October 23, 2017

Has good life lessons and appropriate

I loved this show because it 1) had music 2) good life lessons that you can learn 3) was short. The episodes are short and there are only 2 seasons so the plot... Continue reading

What's the story?

LOST & FOUND MUSIC STUDIOS centers on a group of teens involved in an extracurricular music program at a studio that turns out artists for a live tour every year. They collaborate artistically, write songs, and perform together, but they're also vying for rights to join the tour conceived by studio owner Mr. T (Michael Torontow). With stakes this high, tensions can run deep, but the teens also find in each other kindred spirits who celebrate each other's victories and support their friends through the tough times. Central to the story are Luke (Shane Harte), Theo (Levi Randall), James (Trevor Tordjman), and John (Alex Zaichkowski), whose band often entertains on the Lost & Found stage. Leia (Keara Graves) is an aspiring songwriter with a soft spot for Luke, and Michelle (Victoria Baldesarra) is a dancer who's navigating a relationship with soft-spoken John. Eva (Ella Jonas Farlinger) finds in Lost & Found a place where she can truly be herself, unlike in her strict home life, and Isaac shares the sentiment, trying to escape from a difficult home life. Like the artists it welcomes, Lost & Found offers something different for everyone who steps through its doors, but it's a place where voices are found, friends are made, and dreams are realized.

Is it any good?

This quality drama will entice tweens with its attractive cast and the engrossing evolution of their many relationships. It's pretty soapy; there are love triangles everywhere you turn and emotional backstories that complicate the characters' friendships (and sometimes rivalries). It's a complex web of personalities, rivalries, successes, and failures, and it's easy to get caught up in all the goings-on. But even with all the teen issues at play, Lost & Found Music Studios is mostly appropriate for tweens, and the messages are mostly positive and self-affirming, emphasizing the value of friendship and the healing power of self-expression through music.

And speaking of music, viewers are treated to numerous musical performances on the show, both solo and group and representing many different styles. They also get a sense of what goes on behind the scenes when it comes to writing and performing music, and it illustrates the link between emotions and music.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the characters in Lost & Found Music Studios relate to each other. Are they always friendly? Do they handle competition well? Can you relate to the struggles they have with each other? Why is it sometimes hard to blend different personalities?

  • Who among the teens can be considered good role models? What of their qualities stand out for you? Tweens: Do you have people to whom you look up? Is it always important to have an example to follow, or can you use your conscience as a guide?

  • How does this series present romantic relationships and love? What makes the couples in the show able to relate to each other? How does music supersede their differences? What common bond do you share with friends who otherwise might not be in your circle?

  • How do the characters in Lost & Found Music Studios demonstrate communication? Why is this an important character strength?

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