Parents' Guide to

True Jackson, VP

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Teen's overnight success is unrealistic -- but fun for kids.

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age 11+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 11+

I think this show is pretty good.

This show is incredibly funny! I remember watching the 1 Hour wedding special and IT WAS SUPER FUNNY!
age 7+

The best show on Nickelodeon!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (44 ):

Tween girls will get a kick out of this series' highly fantasized view of the adult world, but it does have a few iffy messages about the workplace and interpersonal relationships. Despite their age, True's immature adult co-workers gang up to exclude her and often gossip about her behind her back. And her boss, Max, is portrayed as eccentric and prone to impulsive decision-making. The adults' shortcomings make True emerge as the solitary level head in the professional bunch -- which is fun for kids' imaginations but also calls for a reality check about appropriate adult behavior in the real world.

Palmer's performance as the unabashed, self-confident True stands out as a bright spot. True meets challenges of all kinds with gusto and never allows others' misconceptions of her to alter how she views herself. If your tweens do tune in, they may be more inspired by her character's positive personality traits than questionably affected by her unlikely position at work, but have that reality check speech ready just in case.

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