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You're Nothing Special

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Language, sex talk in thoughtful supernatural series.

TV Netflix Drama 2022
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Light, peppy, and intriguing, this supernatural series mixes high school drama with not-of-this-earth antics, resulting in a teen-witch show that's more thoughtful than most paranormal outings. You're Nothing Special's likeable heroine carries a pleasant whiff of both Bella Swan and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Like Bella, she's a new girl everyone whispers and wonders about (an aspirational idea for many teens who feel drab and unnoticed); like Sabrina, she has something special that the others don't.

But while The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and other, similar supernatural series for teens took on dark, edgy material (demons? Blood sacrifices? Orgies?), You're Nothing Special has a milder take on magic. Amaia and her classmates are looking for love spells, to know their future, to show their bully what it's like to feel humiliated and afraid. There's equal weight on magic, who's got a crush on who, and how Amaia gets on with her family. And speaking of that family, that part of the story is unusually deep too, with both Amaia and her multiracial sister dealing with the challenges of small-minded locals, and growing closer to each other in the process. You're Nothing Special is ironically named for an atypically sensitive and affecting teen drama.

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