Parents' Guide to

The Suite Life on Deck

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Disney spin-off is implausible but fun for tweens.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 38 parent reviews

age 12+


Might just be nostalgia but I started to rewatch this a few days ago (I watched it all the time when it was first airing) and I find it hilarious. Lots of dating and "teens on tween shows" type of things (I personally don't think teens should date in general) but it's a show and I think people forget that. I didn't want to date or anything because characters in a television show did -- that's silly! There are some bathroom humor things that I didn't remember from when I would watch it before, which I'm not a fan of now but that's just preference. Any hoo enjoy!

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Too much sex
age 2+
Literally my favorite show ever. It’s absolutely hilarious and I’m so sad it ended

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (38):
Kids say (156):

It's a no-brainer that this spin-off of the very popular Disney series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody will entertain fans left adrift when that show ended in September 2008. The trouble-making twins won't let a change of scenery interfere with their penchant for mischief, and new friends Woody (Matthew Timmons) and Bailey (Debby Ryan) happily sign on to follow the boys' often misguided leads.

It's just too bad that Disney didn't mix a few more positive lessons in with all of the fantasy-based fun. Zack and Cody are teens now, but they're still allowed to run amok (and encourage others to do so) without any real adult supervision. Spoiled London takes every opportunity to remind her peers of her fortune and often attempts to sway their actions with money, which sends some iffy messages about materialism and peer pressure. If your tweens do tune in, take the opportunity to do a reality check: Point out that little of what kids are seeing here would be accepted as responsible teen behavior and that in the real world, there are consequences for your actions that last beyond a 30-minute episode.

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