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WITS Academy

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Likable female role model helps cheesy magical sequel.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

Agree with most other reviews

This is a good show for people, it's plotted and even shows you how to keep trying and never give up, Thank you Nickelodeon, the rotting channel, for finally making a good sequel for the first time in a long time, especially after your sequels of earlier shows turned out bad.
age 5+

biased inside track

I love the show and probably watched each episode 3 times. Biased because I'm the mom of one of the actors. I spent time getting to know everyone on the set and they are a great group of caring friends. They are professionals when it comes to how hard they work to provide a great show. These young entertainers love the opportunity to be a positive influence for kids today. The set is awesome and the story lines engaging and full of surprises. Bad behavior has consequences and we watch the characters grow from their mistakes. One of my favorite aspects of WITS Academy is the endearing relationships between the teens and the really cute young kids they mentor. Soooooo, I'm sold on the show and anxiously await news of season 2.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This series improves on its predecessor by dialing down the clientele's infighting to a manageable cattiness rather than full-blown spite, but otherwise it's more of the same from this add-on. Telenovela formats being what they are, there are lots of characters to manage, relationships to monitor, and chaos to create for drama (and sometimes humor). Predictably, there's also plenty of impassioned acting and a lot of cheesiness to the presentation as a whole.

With so many characters, there are many subplots that give some variety to the story, but the primary dynamic exists between Andi and her rival, Ruby, who's motivated by frustration and jealousy to sabotage Andi's success time and again. This is bothersome enough, but it's even more bothersome when you consider that she manipulates her young protégés into doing so as well. Though it deserves some credit for propping up a strong female character in the indomitable and determined Andi, WITS Academy's otherwise mixed messages are concerning as well.

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