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Alexa & Katie

Alexa & Katie

TV-Y7

netflix

A heartfelt kids’ sitcom packaged in a familiar, mature way

The Very Best

8.0

TV Show

United States of America
English, Moldavian
Comedy
2018
Eddie Shin, Emery Kelly, Finn Carr
25 min

TLDR

What do you mean this isn’t a Nickelodeon series?

What it's about

Alexa (Paris Berelc) battles cancer alongside her best friend Katie (Isabel May), as they go through high school together.

The take

Alexa and Katie greets us with vintage Nickelodeon sitcom acting, which is far from the most inspiring. But the same can’t be said about this show’s premise and execution, which is incredibly heartfelt and commendable. Characters are supportive and mature where it counts, though it’s structured to feel like any other kids’ sitcom—which is to say that the intrinsic heaviness is handled well, and in line with Alexa’s desire that people not treat her any differently. The show is vulnerable and sweet, packaged in a familiar and comforting way for younger audiences learning to be brave with Alexa.

What stands out

Katie’s little brother processing cancer and chemo is cool to see.

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