Andi Mack

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

age 10+

Heartwarming, diverse coming-of-age story best for tweens.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 129 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 215 reviews

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age 13+

Great depiction of positive relationships

I am a bit divided about this show. On the one hand, I think the protagonists are a bit excessive and over-dramatic about their romantic relationships.. They are 13 years old and they are already having romantic relationships, kissing, and thinking too much about these issues! Andi is also a bit obsessive with Jonah and over-dramatic with everything. On the other hand, there is a good representation of a lot of societal issues and they are approached very gently. Also, I was kind of surprised to realise that the gay character of the show is actually the best role model of the show. I love the relationship he builds with TJ and how they help make each other better! TJ makes Cyrus to believe to himself and overcome his fears, while Cyrus makes TJ to trust people again and be a better person. In comparison to the obsessive Andi, Cyrus is respectful and is ready to accept that TJ might be straight after all. I think it's very important to expose kids to such good role models and depict how true friends act, care about each other and generally how love can be expressed - not necessarily by kissing, but by caring, being supportive and generally a good influence.

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age 10+
I thought Andi Mack was great because it introduced Disney's first homosexual male character, who comes out as gay during one episode where he's at a party and he tells his friend that he likes guys.

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