Parents' Guide to

The Secret Saturdays

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Strong family is at heart of action-packed 'toon.

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It's unusual for an action/adventure cartoon to have enough heart to distinguish itself from its peers, but THE SECRET SATURDAYS' focus on a strong, loving family succeeds at just that. Set against the cartoon violence that predictably pervades the show's action (none of which is likely to be new for kids) is the surprisingly realistic subplot about a family working out the daily ups and downs of just being a family. Doc and Drew often struggle with setting safe boundaries for their 11-year-old son -- who's bent on growing up faster than they're ready for -- and Zak feels that his parents still view him as a little boy rather than a reliable teammate.

The Saturdays aren't perfect, but they do their best to understand each other and talk their way through any issues that arise. While parents might argue that truly responsible adults would think twice before allowing an 11-year-old to tag along on potentially life-or-death missions, at least they'll know that there are some worthwhile undertones to this action-filled cartoon.

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