Ozzy & Drix

Common Sense Media says

An action-packed inside-the-body adventure.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Ozzy and Drix have very different styles of germ combat but realize they work best as a team.

Violence & scariness

White blood cell heroes chase and shoot at (with medicine) germ villains within the body.

Sexy stuff

Very mild flirtations (or attempts to flirt) typical of adolescence.

Language

Typical adolescent dialogue: "You're a butthead." "Yank my chain." "There's a zit."

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A villain named Nick O'Teen wants Hector to smoke.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this series features gangster drama occurring inside the body of Hector, a 13-year-old boy. Bad guys are viruses and bacteria who scheme, chase, and threaten, using expressions such as "you're a butthead" or "get whacked."

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Kids say

What's the story?

Based on characters from the movie Osmosis Jones, OZZY & DRIX is a 30-minute animated series that appeals to adolescent humor. It follows the health of 13-year-old Hector as he enters puberty, discovers girls, is tempted to try a cigarette, and other challenges of young teens. In the episode \"Street Up,\" for example, it's the dreaded yearbook picture day. Inside his body (aka the City of Hector), all sorts of drama is about to unfold: A menacing germ named Smirch is finalizing plans to give Hector a mammoth pimple on his forehead. On the case are the show's heroes, Osmosis \"Ozzy\" Jones, a white blood cell with plenty of street savvy, and his partner Drixobensometaphedrian, or \"Drix,\" a cold pill concocted in an Ivy League petri-dish who has smarts but lacks common sense. The pair work well together: Drix remembers that because it contains baking soda, toothpaste can be used to soak up the oil Smirch is using to produce the pimple, and the duo stops Smirch just in time for Hector's picture. Other characters on the show include Maria Amino, Ellen Patella, Mayor Spryman, Chief Gluteus and a slew of villains.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Most kids will find these characters, even the villains, funny. Expect humor to be about odor, mucus, phlegm, and bodily functions that are still humorous to this age group. The scenes in which Hector's health is in jeopardy -- for example, when a gangster named Sal Monella (voiced by Henry Winkler) tries to poison Hector -- may be frightening for children under 7 who still blur the line between reality and fantasy. Still, for those who can stomach the subject matter, Ozzy & Drix offers a glimpse into an urban world inside the complicated dynamic body of a 13-year-old who's just trying to get through the day.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the human physiology dramatized in each episode. Where is an appendix? Why does it become inflamed? The show also offers the opportunity to discuss the importance of how good hygiene helps combat body odor, tooth decay, and teenage acne.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byGloryGirl April 2, 2010
AGE
8
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Creative!

I love the idea, I think it really shows you how to take care of your body, and what would happen if you don't I use to watch it when I was little, but now it ain't on, how a bunch of stupid shows replaced it. There was this episode when Hector kissed this girl, one of her blood cells got in him some how, and I think that caused A.I.D's. . I can't remember. I think that's what happened. . . . No, no I don't think so, I don't know. . .
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written byXxAngeliclilkittyxX November 20, 2009
AGE
7
QUALITY
 

True, Meaningful Creativity at its Finest

Dude, this show is great! It totally changed my outlook on life. This show (and the movie) made me realize that life truly is a miricle through all of its complexity. It was an educational show without seeming like a documentary, like Bill Nye. It has a very creative plot with a cute sense of humor. Sure some parts of the show are kind of corny, but overall this is true meaningful creativity at its finest that encourages its viewers to take good care of themselves and appreciate the miraculous life they have. Peace out
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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This was a great show!

Why did they cancel it!?

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