The Loud House

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Funny commentary on big-family dynamics has kindly messages.
 Popular with kids

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 68 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 86 reviews

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Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

The show plays up the headaches and minor crises that are routine in a big household, including personality clashes and sibling rivalry. Lincoln and his sisters are forever trying to outdo, outsmart, and outwit each other, which creates some problems and a lot of mayhem, but even when they disagree, they always find common ground and a heartwarming lesson in their experiences. Strong themes of empathy and communication.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Louds' parents are mostly absent from the show, which leaves Lincoln and his sisters to their own devices most of the time. They argue and cause chaos, but every story ends with an affirmation of their concern for each other and their ability to empathize with his plight.

Violence & Scariness

Cartoon skirmishes and many boisterous arguments among siblings, but no injuries.

Sexy Stuff

A couple of Lincoln's teen sisters are mildly boy crazy, and one is often on the phone with her boyfriend.

Language

Name-calling such as "twerp" and "jerk."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Loud House is a very funny cartoon that looks at the dynamics of a large family as told from the perspective of the long-suffering middle child and only boy. Issues such as sibling rivalry are at the heart of the show's laughs, and there's always some kind of personality conflict or other cause for bickering at play. The characters' distinctly different personas inspire laughs, as does the occasional instance of bathroom humor (strange odors and poopy diapers, for instance). Parents are absent from the show, so there's little responsible supervision throughout, but every story winds up with a heartwarming effort on Lincoln's sisters' part to help him in some way. Expect some name-calling ("twerp" and "jerk") but otherwise funny, heartwarming content kids will love.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2, 2, 9, 12, 15, and 18+ year old Written byItsMe September 27, 2016

Perfect!

I can see that Nick has finally listened to reviews and is improving their shows. Whatever happens, you can tell the family loves each other and wouldn't c... Continue reading
Adult Written byStefanie F. March 6, 2017

Inappropriate

I was watching this show with the young kids I babysit and one episode was all about the one kid in 5th grade being interested in his teacher!! To the point whe... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byLuna_Loud May 18, 2016

So Amazing And Good

This Show Is Totally A Great Show For Both Kids And Parents It Has Likeable Characters And Great Plots And Has Great Message In Each Episodes I Totally Recommen... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old May 15, 2016

Cute and funny!

Adorable show! I was surprised to learn that each episode includes some kind of moral. Lincoln and his friend Clyde are likable role models, and the humor reall... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE LOUD HOUSE centers on 11-year-old Lincoln Loud (voiced by Grant Palmer), the lone boy among 10 sisters in a household that's bursting at the seams. Life isn't easy when you're sandwiched between handfuls of girls from tots to teens, and Lincoln relies on his best friend, Clyde (Caleel Harris), to help him survive the daily drama and all kinds of chaos that's routine in this house.

Is it any good?

Inspired by personal experience, creator Chris Savino does a great job presenting the ups and downs of life in a big family as seen by the story's indomitable hero, Lincoln. Crucial to the story's appeal are the many distinct personalities of his sisters -- from demanding first child Lori (Catherine Taber) to gloomy emo Lucy (Jessica Di Cicco) -- who always manage to throw a wrench into their brother's plans. Sometimes it's on purpose; other times it's by accident, but in every case, it sends Lincoln on a comically desperate mission of self-advocacy to carve out his own place in a house that's overrun by girls.

Kids will come to The Loud House for the laughs, but they'll return for the excellent ensemble cast and the surprisingly heartwarming themes that dominate every story. Sibling rivalry and personality clashes have their rightful place in this show (it's not a fantasy, after all), but each time Lincoln seems ready to throw in the towel on his needs being met, one or more of his sisters come to his rescue in ways that would make any parent proud.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about family dynamics. Kids: Can you relate to how Lincoln and his siblings get along in The Loud House ? What are the benefits to having brothers and sisters? The challenges? If you have siblings, in what ways are you alike, and how are you different?

  • Kids: Have you ever felt lost in a crowd like Lincoln does? Why is it important to communicate your feelings to your family and friends? Are there times when that's especially difficult to do?

  • Kids: How does Lincoln rank among your favorite TV characters? Is he a likable fellow? Why, or why not? How would you do things differently if you were in his shoes?

  • How do the characters in The Loud House demonstrate communication and empathy? Why are these important character strengths?

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