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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Girl hero saves the day in so-so preschool series.

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The gregarious female lead helps elevate this formulaic series, but it still struggles to distinguish itself from the many other superhero-style shows meant for preschoolers. Zoey is everyone's friend and a big fan of her hero mom, WonderBeam (Diana Kaarina). In carrying on the family tradition of helping others, she learns problem-solving skills and teamwork with her best friend, Henry.

That said, there's a notable simplicity to StarBeam that's most evident in how Zoey counters the actions of her villainous nemeses. Most situations are diffused with just one or two quick power plays by StarBeam, requiring little thought or planning at all. The end result is always happy, and good always wins the day, but overall the series feels overly simplistic and superficial compared to other preschool picks.

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