Parents' Guide to

Packages from Planet X

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Alien gadgets and rude humor in fast-paced, iffy toon.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Knowing this show from the point of Veiw

This show has some crude humor such as burping, farting, Toilet humor, spiting and etc. It is a good show that young kids should watch from 10 and up. There is a lot of positive messages, but some kid stuff evolved around the show. Although is could be a show mostly for young boys to watch girls could also watch this show. There is hardly any swearing from the teens, or people. There is some violent contact such as exploding, punching, kicking, shooting but really this is not as bad as anime in terms of violence and sex. It's a show really for young kids for just fun and entertainment, but if you want education for the kids have them watch Cyber Space of PBS. It's a great way to learn math and positive messages. This show is evolved around a group of 3 teens probably around 13 or 14 years maybe. It has adventure, action and humor. It has good animation, but could have fast images and bouncing around in the action scenes of the show. But over all it's a good show that your kids will want to see.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Loud, brash, and somewhat rude and crass, Packages from Planet X is the kind of show tweens love and parents wish they wouldn't. The sci-fi aspects of the show are fun, but the humor is awfully lowbrow, with jokes about underpants and burping and smoke emanating from one's underpants having to do with a spicy curry. The trio of friends at the center of the show are competitive and (jokingly) nasty, trying to one-up each other with sarcastic quips and pranks. And the action is so tediously sitcom-trope-ish. If there is a bicycle and a pier, that bike will soon be in the water. If there is a trashcan, someone's going into it, probably butt-first. Yawn.

Of course, young kids haven't seen the same sitcom jokes over and over, so they'll find Packages from Planet X fresher and more amusing than their parents, rather on the order of a junior Futurama. Parents will want to check out the show first, however, to make sure they're okay with the show's level of crude humor, its energy level, and the way its characters are depicted.

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