35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Innocence factor 90%,
This review is from: H2O: Just Add Water Season 3 (Amazon Instant Video)
I have watched every episode at least 3 times and I'm still impressed. I find it interesting that the show can generate interest without significant violence. I think it can do this for several reasons.
The innocence factor is very high. That is, the main characters are good while still being realistic. Cleo is played as innocent and simple, occasionally she (the actress) seems to over-ennunciate her words, as if she's playing on a stage rather than for TV, but it works well for her character. Ricci is the "straight man", good at scowling when the girls get too sweet, and Emma is the common-sense smart character. Bella, brought in for the third season when Emma leaves, is also good. Even the "bad" characters are played as real people, not evil, but a little too selfish, greedy, or mean while still having some good in them.
The language is clean, and the plots are mostly about how people relate to each other while the main characters try to do good while keeping the secret that the girls are mermaids.