A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Girls are the powerful (and sometimes clever) characters here, which sends a positive message to young viewers.
Positive Role Models
Although the girls are strong and resourceful, they also sometimes act in stereotypical ways ("valley girl" speak, emphasis on clothes, etc.).
Violence & Scariness
There's action fighting, though the brutality isn't as gruesome as other action shows.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Girls wear tight and/or skimpy clothes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there are no obvious redeeming features about this series. It does make for fun enough sleepover material, and there are hints of travel and cultural exploration, but in terms of everyday viewing, there are much more worthwhile shows for tweens.
Is It Any Good?
Totally Spies was first introduced on ABC in 2001, and, to its credit, it's garnered some staying power. Perhaps it's the manga-style animation, or the cool spy gadgets that viewers enjoy. But there is something charming about Totally Spies lying under the shallow façade. Whether viewers should subject themselves to the annoying dialogue to find the deeper stuff is up to their discretion. We think it's a decent show to catch once in a while, but anything more regular might give viewers the like, slightest headache.
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