Parents' Guide to

Project Mc2

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Whiz kids break stereotypes, make being smart cool.

TV Netflix Drama 2015
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 9+

Nice concept but negatives

Smart girls, nice concept.. unfortunately being British found the American accent too fast/insta everywhere/1st series wanting to be a girlfriend.. would guess age 9+

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Too much consumerism
2 people found this helpful.
age 11+
A pretty decent show with good plots and interesting characters. While I love the girl power, there are no equally strong boys along side them. No gender is better they are equal. So obviously I love the smart girl characters, it is a great change of pace. One of the only kids shows that doesn’t feature a “dumb blonde”. But i think they should at least have a smart boy side character. Overall, it is a good show and fun to watch the fashions of the main girls.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22):
Kids say (53):

In a media climate that often feels heavy on teen sex, fighting among girls, and bullying, this wholesome series centers on girls who are so busy excelling in school that they don't have time for such nonsense. Not only do they make being the smart kids look cool, their accomplishments also earn them some pretty enviable (if mostly unbelievable) jobs as undercover agents. And with the highly intelligent Quail as their mentor, these girls quickly come to realize that there's no limit to what they can do.

Even though Project Mc2 touts girl power at its finest, there's no reason to rule out boys as potential viewers as well. Especially if yours have an interest in math or science, there's plenty to keep their interest in the characters' experimentations with various gadgets and concoctions. If nothing else, at least they'll see some fun applications of math and science skills at play.

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