ArthurSpring 2008 Television
Ages: 6 - 8 yrs.
Producer: WGBH Educational Foundation
Review:What has always been great, and continues to be so, about "Arthur" is its unblemished sweetness and inspiring joint focuses on friendship and teamwork. It does much to assist the developing mind of young viewers in terms of understanding socialization and modest problem-solving -- skills that will indeed be valuable throughout their lifetime. The message in "Arthur" is always clearly presented, sometimes almost to a fault (the simplicity and repetition can make it occasionally feel a bit too geeky). The show's heart and values, however, are never less than in the right place. We would expect nothing less from such a beloved public broadcasting institution.
Ray Richmond ©2008 Parents' Choice
A television critic, entertainment/media columnist and blogger (www.pastdeadline.com) for The Hollywood Reporter, Ray Richmond is a longtime fixture on the Los Angeles journalism scene. He pens the weekly column The Pulse, which is globally syndicated by Reuters. Richmond has also worked variously as a feature and entertainment writer, beat reporter and TV critic for a variety of publications including the Los Angeles Daily News, Daily Variety, the Orange County Register and the late Los Angeles Herald Examiner.
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