Parents' Guide to

Soy Luna

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Mean girls and roller skates collide in teen telenovela.

TV Disney+ Drama 2016
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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

Soy Luna is a good show for preteens/teens as long as you understand how telenovelas work

I have to disagree with the other review. This is a Spanish telenovela and yes, there is drama among the different characters, which is to be expected from a telenovela. As far as positive role models, I think Luna is one. And yes, there are mean girls who say and do mean things. Yes, kids are falling in and out of love with each other in Soy Luna. It's a telenovela. But overall, it is very clean. It presents good family values (especially if you follow it through all three seasons), the value of friendship, teamwork, etc. I am perplexed that this show got such a poor rating when Freeks got a good one and has much more questionable content.
age 6+

Positive role models; space for charachters' evolution

I watched it with my 7 and 10 years old girls, and they could easily empathize and relate with the characters. The show is about a group of teenagers and their lives, the scenes are mainly set in school, in the rollerskating club they attend or outdoor. The story if quite simple, and so are dialogues. In particular in season 1 and 2, good characters are so evidently good and bad ones so clearly bad that they can't generate confusion, in my opinion. The characters make massive use of social media, both in a good and bad way, so both sides of the experience are presented. No sex, no swearing, some hugs and innocent kissing here and there. A lot of plotting behind the back of the good characters done by the bad characters (but nothing ever goes as planned; there is almost never any consequence even to the worst of behaviours). There is strong emphasis on friendship, positive thinking even during adversity, pursuing one's dreams, family values. It's a long soap opera (over 200 episodes), so there is a lot of time for (some) characters building and evolving, especially in season 3. The bad characters in the end realize their initial attitude was wrong and evolve too, which I think is positive. There are some slightly disturbing scenes in season 3, towards the end, when an adult bad character tries to destroy the harmony of Luna's family, even by endangering their lives (season 3 is also the most ambiguous part of the show, I'd recommend sensitive or small kids watching it with an adult). On Disney it's rated 0+, but I think it's more suitable for 6+.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Teen soap operas aren't anything new, but this one comes not only with an extreme level of drama, but also half of its cast on roller skates. With an astounding 80 episodes per season, it's no wonder that Soy Luna has to go over the top to keep coming up with storylines. There's an incredible amount of scheming, kidnappings, false identities, and even multiple arsons. The dialogue is overly simplistic, and the characters decidedly one note, resulting in many cringe-worth moments. But there's also an effervescent quality to the young cast and the gorgeous scenery of Cancun and Buenos Aires that makes it hard to look away at first. With so many episodes available, pre-teen viewers are sure to tire of this one eventually -- but it might not happen as soon as you'd expect.

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