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Parents' Guide to

Max & Shred

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Pleasant buddy comedy offers laughs and likable role models.

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Way Too Overrated

Max & Shred, is just one of those dumb tween sitcoms that lack comedy, yet still use too many laugh tracks, and do such stupid things, it's a rip off of Drake and Josh and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, yet The Legend of Korra, Every Witch Way, Harvey Beaks, 100 Things to Do Before High School and Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks are WAY better than this crap.
age 7+

Very funny and well done

It is not often that you find an intelligent, well written, well acted kids show. Max and Shred offers a high quality show that is really funny not only for children but for kids at heart. I also appreciate how it breaks the sterotypying of girls and women. In the show females can be pretty, smart, compassionate, socially conscious, funny nice and blond, all at the same time! Yeah for strong female characters who like and respect guys too! Great show!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

MAX & SHRED is a fun buddy comedy about unlikely friends who bridge a sizable gap to forge an enviable friendship. What stands out in this show is the likability of each of its title characters. Max is gracious and refreshingly unpretentious despite being a celebrity, and Alvin (or "Shred," as Max later christens him) is smart and savvy without being stereotypically geeky. Even better, they solve their problems by talking to each other or to someone else who can help them figure things out, including Shred's virtual personal assistant, Mr. Papadopulos (Darryl Hinds), who's usually quick with decent advice.

The show could have gone further to make other characters similarly appealing, in particular the Ackerman parents, who sometimes come across as more starstruck than some of the teens. But ultimately this keeps viewers' focus on the boys, whose antics are truly fun to watch and offer viewers really positive messages about relationships. Yes, theirs is a typical sitcom world in which problems are solved in a 30-minute window, but, to their credit, they express their feelings and value their friendship over the trials that threaten it.

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