What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this show has some violence, it also attempts, at times, to deliver messages about behavior. While appropriate for grade schoolers, the violence that does occur, such as a city-wide martial arts tournament, isn't recommended for the youngest viewers.
What's the story?
The heroes of this program -- Sonic, a royal blue-colored hedgehog, and his human friend, Christopher -- team up to find the seven Chaos Emeralds. Sonic, Christopher, and their assortment of friends in Station Square clash repeatedly with Dr. Eggman, an obese villain with an arsenal of robots who wants to claim the emeralds for himself and conquer the world.
Is it any good?
While parents may snicker at phrases borrowed from the Oscars ("they like me; they really like me") and other one-liners, kids will like the show's colorful characters, including two cuddly creatures, Cream and Cheese. With proper parental guidance, kids may even learn a few lessons from watching.
While SONIC X -- which is based on the popular video game series/characters -- is no Barney, its characters struggle with themselves in their own ways. And, while many movies and shows feature the age-old theme of world domination, Sonic X at least lets viewers know who shouldn't be ruling the planet.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the issues raised by the show. Can friends ever fight each other? How can one person best show his loyalty toward someone else?
What is power, and how can possessing an item such as a precious jewel make someone worthy?