Tig N' Seek

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Quirky duo's resourceful problem solving favors tweens.

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Positive Messages

A mixed bag. On one hand, viewers see that Tiggy and Gweeseek’s friendship helps them form a successful team that specializes in helping others find the things they’ve lost through curiosity and inventiveness. On the other, morally complicated scenarios don’t have swift resolutions at times and can see the characters making questionable decisions before finally arriving at the right thing to do.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Tiggy is thoughtful and full of big ideas, and he never gives up on a challenge. He’s willing to learn -- even if it’s the hard way -- and always gets around to making a good decision, even if it’s a slow process. Gweeseek impresses with her creative inventions that solve the problems that confound Tiggy. Some adult characters come across as unassertive, deferring to Tiggy for insight and ideas rather than taking initiative themselves. 

Violence

Rarely mention of violent subjects like the electric chair as a repercussion for crime.

Sex
Language

Rarely "fool" and "heck."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Tig N’ Seek is an animated series about a boy and his cat sidekick who spend their days finding lost things and solving other little problems that arise in their town. Even though it’s a cartoon, the show is geared more toward tweens than it is meant for kids, as the characters sometimes find themselves in situations that have some moral complexity or other complication to them. Tiggy and Gweeseek’s friendship sees them through every challenge, and Gweeseek’s quiet confidence and cleverness helps overcome his friend’s occasional fits of anxiety. These stories aren’t meant to impart any wisdom on viewers, but they do show the characters overcoming challenges thoughtfully and creatively in order to help serve their community.

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What's the story?

TIG N’ SEEK follows the daily exploits of a curious 8-year-old boy named Tiggy (voiced by Myke Chilian) and his resourceful feline friend named Gweeseek (Kari Wahlgren). The pair work for the Department of Lost and Found as finders of lost things and all-around helpful folks around town, but in an unusual place like Wee Gee City, the unexpected is the norm. Fortunately Tiggy’s determination to see problems through to an end and Gweeseek’s creative inventions usually combine to save the day and to remedy their own mishaps.

Is it any good?

This cartoon is a bit of an oddity and thus an acquired (or not so acquired) taste. Tiggy is not your normal 8-year old; he sports a tie and pompadour-mohawk blend haircut. He also talks like an adult, which Tig N’ Seek seems to assume explains why he spends his days doing a grown-up job rather than going to school. His trusty sidekick is almost more interesting than he is, being a cat with normal cat tendencies but also a whip-smart inventor whose creations usually help the duo eek out a win of some sort. 

Tig N’ Seek’s quirky characters and comical scenarios are fun but sometimes necessitate a slightly more mature awareness than that of a typical cartoon viewer. Tiggy’s problems aren’t always solved on the first try, and he has some insecurities that manifest in varying ways, which will be more confusing than anything else for kids who try to watch. The flipside, though, is that the show is a fairly easy one to watch with your tweens because it doesn’t assume its audience is predominantly younger kids and therefore delivers a more substantial storyline than many other cartoons do.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the appeal of these types of fantasy cartoons. Do you enjoy imagining the world different from how it is? What aspects of Tig N' Seek are the most obvious departures from reality, and do they work for this storyline?  

  • Gweeseek is creative and an excellent problem solver. What character strengths does Tiggy bring to the team? Is he a leader? How does his curiosity contribute in valuable ways? Would either partner be as effective without the other? 

  • Kids: Who are some of your favorite TV characters? What kinds of lessons have you learned from the shows and movies you watch? Is it important to learn something from our entertainment? Why or why not?

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For kids who love quirky animation

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