A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
A young boy is often seen wielding massive weapons and high-tech gadgets, or playing mean practical jokes on his sister. Family members literally push or throw each other around and have little respect for one another. On the positive side, the family often pulls together and works as a team in times of crisis.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent face-offs between the spies and their enemies involve explosions, fisticuffs, and firing high-tech weapons.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Parents kiss passionately.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this show doesn't contain any really objectionable material, it's basically the equivalent of junk food and doesn't quite offer the kind of substance most parents look for in a TV show. The characterizations are broad (often to the point of being dumb and annoying), and the humor is often derived from things like flatulence jokes.
Is It Any Good?
If the basic premise of The X's seems familiar, it's because you've seen it before in Spy Kids and The Incredibles -- only those films gave it a much better treatment. The concept of an oddball family trying to blend in may be amusing to some degree, and tweens will identify with the story lines that involve Tuesday and Truman's sibling rivalry and their interactions with classmates. But besides being unoriginal, the show's humor often misses the mark, and the frantic animation and barrage of noise result in entertainment that's mostly flash -- blinding, headache-inducing flash -- and little substance. Although the subtle message about a family pulling together in times of need is commendable, overall the series lacks the high quality viewers expect of Nickelodeon, and its effect on children may be just like one big sugar rush.
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