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The Ghost and Molly McGee

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Funny ghost-girl buddy story has mild ghoulish scares.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 8+

I’ll say 8+

It’s a great show for kids until season 2 Episode 4 there is half a episode about Libby’s period that might make parents uncomfortable, but besides that it’s a great show
age 8+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (9 ):

This is a charming, sweetly spooky animated series with characters tweens will love. The overall conceit is a bit derivative from fellow Disney franchise Monsters, Inc., but the characters more than make up for the similarity. Kids will identify with Molly and how desperate she is to make friends in her new town. At first her never-ending positivity is a bit obnoxious, but it becomes clear that it's a coping mechanism she's developed from moving around so much and leaving so many friends. Molly is actually very emotionally self-aware and is a great role model for kids learning to identify and deal with difficult feelings. Kids will feel very seen as Molly experiences some middle school social drama, and the show handles these storylines admirably. Molly's kindhearted nature gives viewers an alternative to getting sucked into the negativity and meanness. There's also a lot of comedy in the series via Scratch's ghost antics, and there's even a fun musical theater element as Molly sings a catchy tune in each episode. A ghost-girl buddy series may seem like a strange concept, but kids (and grown-ups) will enjoy this fun tween series.

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