Parents' Guide to

Total Drama Revenge of the Island

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Witty reality satire continues with some stereotyping.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 13+

Inappropriate on many levels

Disappointed that this is on kids Netflix in the uk. Totally inappropriate for children, swearing, sexual innuendos and jokes, homophobia, poor role models, portrays stereotypes, very rude characters, shows lack of respect. I’ve just watched 10 mins with my 8yo & 10yo and decided its not for them. Full of back-chat, sassy remarks and boob jokes, not the type of thing I feel is appropriate for their age group. Kids copy what they see on these kinds of programmes and because it is in cartoon format, they assume it’s appropriate. Probably more suited to teens who would understand the “satire” for what it is, unlike younger children who would imitate the behaviours they see as its portrayed in a positive light on these shows. Disappointed that shows like these can’t be blocked from kids Netflix.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

A great season

I loved this season. I think k it is even better than island

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (32 ):

Total Drama Revenge of the Island takes good-natured jabs at reality competitions in general and the long-running father of them all, Survivor, in particular. Viewers familiar with Survivor's format will get the most out of this very funny parody, from the cheery host who revels in the contestants' discomfort to the motley crew of fame-seeking cooks willing to do just about anything for the almighty dollar. From the on-again, off-again alliances among the contestants to the tense elimination rounds (marked by the delivery of a toxic marshmallow and a catapult expulsion from the island, of course), you'll find plenty of laughs on this island getaway.

That said, the fact that this show is a cartoon makes it easy to overlook content that's not appropriate for young kids. The one-dimensional characters perpetuate all kinds of racial and personality stereotypes, including a self-absorbed African-American guy and a big-hipped Hispanic girl who's consumed with vanity. There's some bathroom humor, sexual references (talk of "hooking up" and some euphemisms for genitalia), and marginal language to contend with, plus frequent manipulation, sabotage, and bad examples of team dynamics. A good rule of thumb? If your kids are too young for the actual reality shows, then they probably shouldn't be watching this parody, either.

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