Zig & Sharko

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Slapstick-style violence doesn't dampen fun in silent 'toon.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 16 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Sexist drivel

Mindless, sexist drivel. The only female character is a mindless bimbo who is always on her mobile phone oblivious to the danger she's in and relying on big brave man (sharko) to repeatedly save her. Surprised and disappointed that reviewers don't seem to be picking up on this.
age 8+

funny but too much sexually implicit jokes

I think the show is funny, dynamic, with nice drawings and good music, it's made with good aesthetically sense. Episodes are rather short which makes average people like it. But for more critical minds, stereotypes can be a bit shocking and implicit sexuality can be a bit worrying. Stereotipes are in the fact that sharko and marina are like models just getting out of the gym. The typical curves of Marina and her overall stupidity and extreme passivity, makes her like a fun-loving-top model, which is okay... but do we really want next generations to keep reproducing this exaggerated ideals which will at the end make them feel low self esteem? Regarding Marina's relationship with Zak, it's a bit shocking that he always want to eat her - basically to have sex with her-, and she never really resists. Only Sharko who is extremely jaleous and protective saves her from being "eaten"; basically because he would like to do so, but he is too old for that and prefers to respect her and entertain her. But he always shows that his loyalty has romantic origins... I think that's the underlying plot here. I think they are far worst shows for kids and it's hard to find a good one, but this modern version of action silent cartoons is fun.

This title has:

Too much sex

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