Parents' Guide to

Stuck in the Middle

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Heartwarming comedy pokes fun at chaotic family life.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 2+

Cute family show

This show somewhat reminds me of Cheaper By The Dozen with the chaotic large family life. I found this on Disney+ and I’ve actually enjoyed watching it as an adult as well. Some children’s shows can be a bit on the annoying side, but this one isn’t. I rated it 2+ as I have a toddler and there hasn’t been anything that I felt uncomfortable with her watching.
age 9+

The best disney show for my tweens and up.

I think that this show is good for kids to learn that every bad action comes with a consequence. Kids will have good times while watching this show. Make sure your kids know that these are some crazy but fake ideas and You should never try to do them. The main idea about this show is there are a lot of kids and it is a crazy household but never ending fun and action.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (79 ):

Reflecting the chaotic goings-on in the oversized Diaz household, this fun comedy runs at a helter-skelter pace on the heels of its fresh-faced main character. Ortega commands this role, pleading her case as a long-suffering middle kid while finding the humor in the many calamities that befall her efforts to shine. The bigger picture paints a comical impression of family life in general, and it's surprisingly refreshing to see a presentation of the messy, imperfect nature of busy, rambunctious households.

Stuck in the Middle is optimal fare for families, as many of Harley's issues will ring familiar for kids with any number of siblings, and parents can relate to her parents' harried efforts to keep the family seams together. Also a pleasure are the Diazes' exchanges with their busybody neighbor, Bethany, whose condescending disapproval of their lifestyle makes for some hilarious exchanges.

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