Parents' Guide to

The X's

By Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cartoon series about super-spy family falls flat.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Oh brother!

Ugh,this show is a piece of garbage! It's really lame.The animation is horribly ugly.It's one of the worst shows on Nick.It's down there with Nick News and Hey Dude in the pit of shame!

Is It Any Good?

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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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