A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
Friendships are strained by opposing personalities, but all is forgiven in the end. The show playfully spoofs the reality TV genre. Some scenes show the characters squabbling over relatable kid troubles such as teasing and arguing.
Positive Role Models
Tom has big dreams and a desire to succeed, but he's mostly the mischievous counterpart to his studious friend Ben, who's a science whiz.
Violence & Scariness
Some scuffles between characters. Occasionally painful mishaps such as electrocution, all meant for laughs.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Angela has feminine curves and doe eyes to make her alluring. She and Tom are a couple, but it's more in name than anything physical.
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Characters use insults such as "stupid."
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Products & Purchases
The series stars characters from popular apps, and they're often seen playing on devices and talking about the apps that Ben designs.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Talking Tom and Friends centers on the animated stars of a popular app series, so kids who know and love them will want to watch their TV antics. On the whole, the content is fine for kids, and there's plenty of silliness (and some body noises and humor) to keep them entertained. That's the show's main intent, so don't expect many teaching moments. The characters argue and get on each other's nerves at times, and some squabbles get physical with tussles and wrestling, but there are no injuries.
Is It Any Good?
Talking Tom and his cohorts have entertained many a kid by way of interactive apps in which the characters repeat a modification of what users say into their devices. Just as there's little depth to the virtual activity, there's not much below the surface of this series, but that certainly won't be a deterrent for kids who want to watch. Those who do will enjoy seeing Tom and his friends interact, and, with so many personalities, there are plenty of moments that will get them laughing. Also, if your kids haven't used the characters' apps yet, don't be surprised if this encourages them to seek them out.
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