The Baby-Sitters Club (2020) - Family

Hohum Score

7

Engaging

In a bid to keep the TV version as timely as possible, episodes will broach topics including divorce, racism and belonging.

IMDB: 8
Director:
Stars: Sophie Grace, Momona Tamada
Length: N/A Minutes
PG Rating: TV-G
Reviews: 1 out of 62 found boring (1.61%)

One-line Reviews (10)

I highly recommend it.

Plot is entertaining and I am happy with the actors.

For comparison, realistic and honest representations of middle-schoolers and tweens can be found in Freaks and Geeks (1999), "Eighth Grade", and even "mid90s" (both from 2018), and goofy and exaggerated but much more entertaining depictions can be seen in "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" (2004).

It was exciting to see these characters and stories brought to life almost in the same way the first time I saw Transformers or GI Joe.

Claudia, an artsy, creative mind who excels in painting but is bad at math (maybe her only recognized flaw), somehow has a perfectly tidy pastel-colored room for a 12-year-old (seriously, no kid's room is ever like that), and is by far the most annoying of the girls, whose behavior in real life would make her look like a pretentious brat; and many of the other characters are in several occasions not far from giving an equally cringy impression, also often coming-off as very self-piteous, as if written by a privileged person trying hard to make their all- too-flawless characters relatable.

And aside from all of that, this show is funny, entertaining, and sincerely enjoyable :) Give it a watch!

The show was an enjoyable throwback, easy going and probably my preferred live action version.

It covered some topics that were a bit more serious which made it more interesting, but overall the series is still pretty light-hearted and fun, very enjoyable.

So, in short: when it tries to be serious and mature, The Baby-Sitters Club feels insincere at worst, and uninspiring at best.

Netflix has felt the need to cram woke BS into the show, including spreading propaganda that a boy who wears pink is actually a girl.