Top positive review
Great show, bring on season two!
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2016
Hard to add anything new to what the other reviewers have already said, so I'll just state that this is one of the few, quality, family-friendly shows that both kids and adults can enjoy. I was initially drawn to it because my daughter, 7, started her first season of soccer this year. Given that, we decided to give this show a try. At first she wasn't really into it, but once we got to the third episode she was hooked. In fact, she's currently going through the season a second time. What I like in particular is that the show doesn't seem to rely on the usual overheated melodrama and weak attempts at humor you find in so many other so-called kids shows. Instead (with a few exceptions), kids on this show seem to act like real kids with believable issues kids might face at that age - none of what you see on other shows where they are magically able to act and express themselves with all the maturity and intelligence of an adult who's been around the block several times. I have to give special mention to Gabe Eggerling as Bailey, Devin's brother, and Alejandro Furth as the coach and especially Isabella Acres as Mirabelle. All of these roles could easily have been forgettable cliches but each actor brings something special to the role that makes you want to see more of them in upcoming seasons. Acres in particular seems primed for a similar role in a teen-movie, playing the quintessential "mean girl" but with something deeper going on beneath the surface. Let's hope Kicks gets renewed for another season.