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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Diversity, resilience stand out in likable tween dramedy.

TV Nickelodeon Drama 2017
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age 8+

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age 8+

The best

Is really good ! My sister and I really love it we are waiting for season 2 now and hope it's coming soon !!

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Effective dramedy isn't an easy mark to hit for the tricky tween set, but this series does a good job unfolding a compelling story around a diverse cast of characters. Kit's spunk, Elaine's (Alana Boden) haughtiness, Anya's enthusiasm, Will's (Oliver Dench) bad-boy reputation -- it all adds up to familiar predicaments for kids who tune in to watch, and the lessons learned in each case always emphasize positive relationships and teen behavior. Even the power struggles between Kit and Lady Covington are very mild as teen rebellion goes, playing out in matters of, for instance, dress code infractions and standing one's ground on a debatable rule.

Ride is also a pleasant series to watch, filmed in the Irish countryside on the grounds of a majestic castle-turned-boarding-school and featuring many riding scenes. There also are elements of British culture seen through the eyes of Kit, who's fresh from across the pond and not at all schooled in the finer matters of English life. With its culturally diverse cast and emphasis on the value of embracing differences, Ride is an excellent series for tweens.

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