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Parents' Guide to

The Troop

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Monsters vs. teens fantasy is worry-free fun for tweens.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

Watch Kenan & Kel or All That instead.

This show is terrible.The punchlines are lame and the voice acting is just plain medicore.
age 6+
I think it's a great show for kids! What adults have to remember is, This show is for KIDS, NOT them! All the kids I know, LOVE the show! And thats what matters!!!! Good job NICKELODEON!!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (15 ):

If the show's plot description rings a few bells for you, it's not without good reason. THE TROOP shares plenty of similarities with the 1997 hit movie Men in Black, right down to vomiting-monster scenes that will thrill the tween set. The concept isn't exactly original, but the good news is that the likable cast and great special effects make up for any shortage of creativity.

Kids will enjoy the show's mix of fantasy and adventure and have fun at Jake's expense as they watch him balance his new life with the mundane nature of teen existence. And while it can't be said that the show touts particularly obvious messages of any kind, parents can breathe easy knowing that there's nothing in the way of content that will surprise their grade schoolers.

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