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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Contains typical teen-oriented themes like shopping, flirting, dating, etc., but also underscores the importance of family and friendship.
Positive Role Models
Raven is conscientious, and close to her family.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some dating, flirting, and crushes, but no sex.
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Products & Purchases
Raven is nuts about clothes and shopping.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Raven is a good role model. She can see the future, which makes for klutzy situations. Overall, she's a conscientious teen who's very involved with her family and friends. Raven's focus, like many teens, is on clothes, shopping, and boys, but not excessively. The show has typical teen dating, flirting, and crushes, but no sex.
Is It Any Good?
Disney loves the formula of giving a normal kid something extraordinary or magical to contend with. And That's So Raven successfully fits the mold. The writers and actors aren't quite up to the demands of drama, though, and -- as virtually every story tries to weave Raven's dreams into the stuff that family and friendships are made of -- the series often gets too basic for its intended preteen audience.
Naturally, conflicts are swiftly resolved and everyone comes out the wiser. Trite as the show may be, Raven, her mischievous little brother, and her parents are all good role models and comedians who can shine when given good material.
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