Parents' Guide to

Side Hustle

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Mediocre messages in social media stars' funny sitcom.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

Colorado Springs

I want to Sing Please who Sing Nicholas who Musical Director Girl Daughter from Nickelodeon Side Hustle ?

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age 7+

The best Nickelodeon show ever!!

Side Hustle is a really really good show, I don't how Nickelodeon actually made a family friendly show. It has so many good values especially about friendship. I'm gonna keep my review short and just say that Side Hustle is the best Nickelodeon TV show you'll ever see. My favorite episode is season 1 episode 25 because it has my favorite song from the show in it. Very talented actors. ITS A MUST WATCH!!

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (16 ):

This mostly unremarkable sitcom leans on the star power of its dynamic social media-famous duo to carry an otherwise formulaic production. SIDE HUSTLE starts with two cookie-cutter besties, adds a quirky but self-assured guy pal and a nerdy sibling who gets reimbursed (ahem, bribed) for his help by allotted time spent ogling his sister's pretty friend. Orbiting the main characters are a rotating cast of overly accommodating and goofy grown-ups, whom the teens often manage to undermine to their advantage in a series of increasingly ridiculous temp jobs that present themselves as fundraisers for their money-making cause.

On the upside, Bartels's and LeBlanc's chemistry translates easily from their real-life friendship to the screen, making their BFF relationship the most believable aspect of this entire show. And their temp jobs, while crafted mostly for laughs, do offer them opportunities to brainstorm creative problem-solving skills on the fly. Mostly, though, Side Hustle seems a platform for further elevating its stars' stardom, which it seems likely to do.

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