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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Role models are typical self-centered teens dealing with everyday teen issues in a rather laid-back manner. None of their problems are exactly earth-shattering, so there's little in the way of lessons learned in the end -- but the characters generally have good intentions and respect one another.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Boy-girl relationships are a prominent theme, but there's very little physical contact. One instance of slightly raunchy sexual innuendo (a very brief, indirect reference to sexual body fluids) -- in the form of an innocent comment tossed out by one character and interpreted a totally different way by his friend.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the concept of boy-girl relationships is prevalent in this fantasy-laced cartoon series, but that these relationships are generally portrayed as sweet and innocent. Also, while the series' role models are somewhat self-centered, they seem fairly well-adjusted and not so wrapped up in their own problems that they ignore their friends' feelings; in fact, they often try to help one another.
Is It Any Good?
O'Grady is a lighthearted, humorous take on teenage life, with a fantastical twist thrown in to make things really fun. The show is reminiscent of the '90s sitcom Saved by the Bell due to its wholesome, not-too-serious themes -- friendships, boy-girl relationships, school activities -- and of the WB's Gilmore Girls thanks to its rapid-fire, witty banter. What's hilarious is how closely the script mimics the conversation style of typical teens -- their speech is peppered with "like," "omigod," and "totally," their intonation is dead-on, and their conversation topics (usually not too weighty) are realistic. As the four main characters face their daily challenges, they learn to take the ever-changing effects of the Weirdness in stride, and their nonchalance makes each strange occurrence all the funnier.
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