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Though sometimes clumsy, messages about tokenism are made clear through the main character's journey. Some cultural information is parlayed through gestures of humility.
Positive Role Models
Carol, the main character, works hard without complaining. Her aunt makes mistakes by saying she doesn't want to take care of Carol any more, and apologizes for her slip up sometimes. Some of the K-Pop idols are kind, while others can be egotistical.
Set in Brazil, the population of the school Carol attends has students of Portuguese, European, African descent. The idols from South Korea bring their culture to the fore when they burst on the scene.
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Violence & Scariness
Perilous situations include falling, items crashing, and people posting demeaning images of a character on the internet.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Flirting, kissing, hand holding.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine drunk by adults.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that My Magic Closet is a Brazilian show about a teen girl of South Korean descent who slowly comes to terms with her cultural heritage when she's visited by a K-Pop idol band via a magic portal in her wardrobe. As the only girl of Korean descent among her peers, the main character, Carol, suffers tokenism due to the skyrocketing popularity of a K-Pop band called "ACT." Suddenly, everyone wants a photo with her when she's dressed as the band mascot costume at her aunt's cafe. Teens post embarrassing photos of Carol when she drops things or falls on the job. Through it all, Carol shows an powerful work ethic, highlighting character strengths of perseverance and integrity. Language includes "Damn." Some flirting and kissing. Dubbed into English from Brazilian Portuguese.
Is It Any Good?
Capturing the worldwide effect of the K-Pop craze, this sometimes clumsy look at tokenism gains momentum as the series progresses. In My Magic Closet, a teen girl who has effectively blocked out her Korean ancestry copes with the vulnerability that she feels about being the only Asian girl among her Brazilian peers. Though the racism in this show is dealt with in unsubtle ways, tender moments of discovery help propel this show along.
Tweens who love K-Pop will enjoy this show the most. The dubbing can be awkward, but the dreamy idols' allure will translate regardless.
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