Unfabulous

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
Unfabulous Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 10+

Tween comedy gets caught up in superficial stuff.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 16 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Has its pros and cons.....

This is a great show for tweens, but it does have its pitfalls. While language and violence aren't an issue, the dating, flirting, and occasional iffy references are something to watch for. Geena (who is 13) is seen flirting with a different guy in almost every episode and frequently gets busted at school for showing too much skin. Also, in one episode, Addie's skirt gets ripped off and viewers see her in her underwear. Later in the episode, she goes out with her friends (her skirt safety pinned) and the skirt's safety pins come out, leaving her (tuesday) underwear exposed once again. This prompts a guy to say "hello, tuesday!" and whistle at Addie. However, the positive messages and realistic point of view make Unfabulous okay for tweens.
not rated for age
This is a perfectly fine show for girls 9+.

TV Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Lizzie McGuire Poster Image

    Lizzie McGuire

    Tween sitcom gets laughs out of growing pains.

    age 8+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    Friendship
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a high school letterman's jacket
    High School
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate