TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Mediocre alien story mines body humor for laughs.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 6 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

Kids see unlikely heroes step up to the challenge they're given, if a bit clumsily and with little appreciation for the scope of their responsibility. To do so, they must learn to work their new powers and become a cohesive team (though they're not always successful). The lone female character wields the brains in the group. Lots of outrageous physical comedy and some body humor (farting and burping, mostly) in the show's gags.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Adult characters are cast as silly, superficial, and mostly hapless. The Noobs don't shy away from challenges, but they also fail to take things seriously.

Violence & Scariness

Monsters and aliens of all different shapes and sizes. Virus-infected humans turn into beasts that snarl and threaten humans, and the Noobs use their own powers -- along with weapons that spring from their battle balls -- to immobilize them. No visible injuries.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Supernoobs is the story of four tween earthlings and their alien mentors who repeatedly save the planet from viruses that turn people and animals into beasts. There is fighting between the two sides, sometimes with blasters that neutralize the viruses, but it's short-lived and rarely ends in injury. Beasts come in all shapes and sizes, so there's always the potential for scares for youngsters. Body humor such as farting and burping is a frequent device, and the show's overall tone is mostly preposterous.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byT J November 17, 2018
Kid, 8 years old November 7, 2020


This is the 4th best Teletoon show ever. First being 6Teen, then Total Drama, then Grojband then this. Fantasy violence should be fine for kids. Why do you thin... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byBreeci April 17, 2020

It could be.... better

Hello, first of all I would like to say that this show didn’t completely suck. I’ll be honest I laughed a lot while watching this show, and I really was shocked... Continue reading

What's the story?

When aliens land on Earth and mistake four friends for the planet's greatest warriors, they give them battle orbs that deliver superpowers and task them with saving the world from invasive viruses. But for Shope (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain), Kevin (Richard Ian Cox), Tyler (Matt Hill), and Roach (Lee Tockar), it's not a simple undertaking to go from average middle schoolers to protectors of the planet overnight. With their early attempts failing in epic fashion, alien visitors Memnock (Bill Mondy) and Zenblock (Michael Adamthwaite) disguise themselves as humans to blend in and help the friends, nicknamed the Supernoobs, get the hang of taking down virus-infected Earth-dwellers and restoring the planet to normal.

Is it any good?

As superhero stories go, this offbeat show misses the mark. Casting inanimate viruses as the villains is a risk that doesn't pay off for young viewers accustomed to good and evil duking it out the old-fashioned way. Sure, there still are monsters created by the engorging effects of the virus, but they're not the real enemy, and the implosion of the virus is a somewhat anticlimactic end to the Noobs' moderately valiant efforts to protect their fellow humans.

SUPERNOOBS tries to woo kids with physical comedy, body noises, and recurring gags but ultimately all fall flat. One shtick that does amuse concerns the kids' unwilling mentors, two aliens who assume human form to help the Noobs learn to be heroes but who don't exactly blend in like they think they do. Ultimately, though, there are many more capable superhero characters for your kids to admire than the ne'er-do-well Noobs.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the concept of extraterrestrial life. Do you think it's plausible that aliens exist? Is the study of space an important science? Why, or why not?

  • Kids: What defines a hero? Can someone be a hero without being a likable person? Does one have anything to do with the other? Who are some of your kids' role models?

  • Kids: Who are your favorite TV characters? Do you ever learn anything from the shows you watch? Is it important for entertainment to be educational, too? Why, or why not?

TV details

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For kids who love animated action

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