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By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Edgy, educational soap set in Africa addresses big issues.

TV MTV Drama 2009
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With sharp writing and an attractive yet real-looking cast, this show does a terrific job of blending socially conscious themes with truly addictive storytelling. These kids are lovable, though still believably flawed, and it's hard not to get wrapped up in their problems and triumphs. Shuga isn't afraid to tackle tough situations, and, just as in real life, not every resolution is a clean and happy one. This show could easily be considered a sort of thematic cousin to the Degrassi series, which does a similarly great job of addressing difficult topics such as bullying and molestation, while keeping things engaging and entertaining for viewers.

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