Awesome blend of Comedy and Drama!
I really don't get what Common sense is talking about here. Zoey 101 centers around a previously all boys boarding school at a time when girls are finally allowed at the school. The show encourages teens to be independent rather than relying on mommy and daddy to be there all the time to fight your battles. However when they have an issue they can't handle themselves there are plenty of adults, teachers and staff, who will help them. Like when Logan set up that webcam spying on the girls dorm. They got Kazu to help expose him and get Logan to tell on himself to Dean Rivers. Not everyone is privileged, in fact the only one who is, is Logan and he is cut off in season 3 when he buys a $300,000 car, then he only gets $15,000 a month. The others all have to work for their money and save it. Chase even works at Sushi Rox to get money. They are no different than the average teen, they have teen problems like trouble in school, dating, but they have to be more responsible because they don't have mommy and daddy around all the time to bail them out, so its great for teaching kids how to manage being on their own.
By the way Jamie Lynn Spears pregnancy had nothing to do with the show in fact she there were no signs that she was even pregnant during the production of it.
And I don't know how Commonsense Media gets off saying this show has no educational content. In most of the episodes, children are being encouraged to do things like trying new things, standing up for what you believe in and NOT following the crowd, being kind, helping those around you and listening to others talk, even if you really don't care about what they are saying. Those are lessons kids nowadays should be hearing. Those are lessons that adults nowadays need to hear.
What other families should know