Parents' Guide to

Prince of Peoria

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

So-so buddy comedy plays on teens' mismatched personalities.

TV Netflix Comedy 2018
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Netflix Needs To Renew!!!

It's a Really Good Show, Loved It So Much!

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Great messages
age 9+

Too much STEAM

Emil sounds a great role but Teddy he thinks he just too smart to be in the MIT. Vote for Gavin Lewis because he thinks his roles are cool. Theodore Barnes Too much swearing GAHHHHHHH.

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Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (11):

If you think this plot sounds familiar, you're probably right. It's a fairly straightforward rework of Coming to America, complete with the eager prince's exaggerated naivety about everything from basic social graces to language nuances. (Odd, considering English seems to be the official Buronian tongue as well.) The story plays up the main characters' contrasting personalities, which is fun for a while but eventually casts Teddy as whiny and rigid compared to the outgoing and totally unserious (thus really, really fun) Emil. As Emil draws Teddy out of his shell and revels in having found a best friend, Teddy does being to enjoy the new experiences it offers, but he finds it difficult to balance that with the work and goals that are his passion.

From a tween's point of view, though, that probably won't matter. What they will see instead are some utterly ridiculous predicaments that delight one teen and irritate the other, and prey on that divide for laughs. There's also some physical humor, budding romance between a popular girl and an underdog, and a goofy royal guard (Gabriel Hogan) who pops up now and then to ensure his majesty's safety and continued anonymity. In other words, Prince of Peoria won't wow parents, but that's because it's designed for tweens.

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