Parents' Guide to

Make It Pop

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Friendship, diversity hit high notes in so-so musical show.

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age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

age 9+

Whatever...

The acting is just okay, the singing is pretty lame, and the story plot is also okay. Three stars.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (14 ):

Make It Pop's sound is inspired by K-pop, a musical genre originating in Korea that's often recognizable by its incorporation of audiovisual elements. The result is a number of Glee-style song-and-dance breakouts and lots of visual stimulation to go along with them. It's the kind of thing the younger grade schooler crowd enjoys most, since they're not about to question how it is that the characters just happen to know the lyrics and manage to dance in sync at a moment's notice.

It's always nice to see a kids' show embrace diversity in its cast, and Make It Pop's three leading ladies are generally a fun bunch to follow, even if Sun Hi in particular is self-absorbed and a little shallow at times. With drastically different personalities, they remind kids that friendships can form anywhere you find shared interests, and the results always bring surprises. The bottom line? This airy series is unrealistically light on adversity of any kind, painting a pretty inaccurate and consequence-free picture of teen life, but its music promises to delight young fans.

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