Parents' Guide to

Sam & Cat

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Mediocre spin-off recycles characters, needs reality check.

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age 10+

Based on 43 parent reviews

age 11+

Crazy show

So, my daughter likes this show. She is older, and has special needs. So, I have been watching it a bit. First of all, Cats voice is so annoying. Secondly, Cat, and that big guy (I forget his name), act as if they are 5 yrs old. This show is about nothing, and just plain annoying, but I guess if your kids like it, then no harm in watching it I suppose.
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age 9+

My Favorite Show!

I LOVE this show! I'm saying 9 and up can watch this because of .. Violence- Cat jumps on a car which could be incredibly dangerous in the real world. Cat is seen in her bralette. Some parents mistreat their children, not horribly though. Swearing- There is absolutely no swearing! Maybe crap, shoot, but kids can handle that obviously. Sex- I haven't seen a single episode with that! Reviews that explain how this show is gay in some reviews is highly obscene. Make sure to read my other reviews for good opinions on popular movies. Thanks!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (43 ):
Kids say (148 ):

Sam & Cat's clever pairing of two previously unrelated characters makes for a unique enough spin-off, but save for the star power of its two poster girls, the show greatly underwhelms. There are few surprises in the pot that plays to familiar qualities like Sam's devil-may-care persona and Cat's gratingly airheaded mannerisms. Instead of creative new avenues for these characters, the show overworks the old, with results that are comical, but also mostly predictable.

That said, the fact that the show recycles popular characters gives it a built-in pool of fans who will want to check out Sam and Cat's new adventures. There's little harm in the light-hearted content, and it's guaranteed to tickle kids' funny bones, but since there's nary a shred of realism to much of what goes on at the hands of these two offbeat characters, it's a good idea to do a reality check with your kids to remind them how similar actions would play out for them.

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