Naturally, Sadie

TV review by
Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
Naturally, Sadie TV Poster Image
Very typical teenagers on a very typical show.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 11 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this show is stereotypical in every aspect: overly bright protagonist, wacky friends, annoying enemies, happy resolutions. There's nothing terrible here, but nothing new, either. Sadie is more or less the same as every other teen girl with her own TV show, but brings nothing new to the table.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJacque April 9, 2008

Hormones

I found myself having to explain to my 10 year old about boys. I even had her covering her eyes in the kissing scenes of one episode. Never mind her plugging he... Continue reading
Adult Written byroxann April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byNorthernNights May 16, 2010

Man I forgot why I liked this show. .

I sort of hardly remember this show, all I remember is the tornado episode and that I use to like this show. . can't remember why though. . . On the tip of... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byMagicGal April 9, 2009

Hmm

Despite the boring plot, uninteresting characters, and lack of creative content, I really do like this show. Weaird, huh?

What's the story?

NATURALLY, SADIE's Sadie Hawthorne (Charlotte Arnold) is a typical teen TV show heroine: perfect hair, perfect skin, really smart, minor irritations at home (annoying older brother), wacky friends at school. The show's only attempt at being different is Sadie's occasional speeches directly into the camera, in which she draws parallels between what's going on in her life and things she's learned about the natural world. The obnoxious captain of the quiz bowl team, for example, sees himself as an alpha dog, and must be dealt with as such.

Is it any good?

This show is all so formulaic and has been done so often already that it doesn't feel interesting -- it's just a rehash of the classic elements of teen TV, without any real freshness or fun. Tween girls may find the show entertaining, but not more so than any number of other shows they've already seen.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Sadie solves her problems. Parents may want to point out that in real life most real problems aren't wrapped up so neatly.

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