Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide: Season One
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
It is such a shame that the show ended after only three seasons, but then, the show takes place in a middle school, which usually only lasts three years before moving on to high school. Furthermore, it is also a shame that they haven't released the full seasons in the US where the show was actually made, yet they were released in Canada and some European countries.
Fortunately, Amazon has private vendors whom you can buy the Canadian, full-seasons from, which is what I did. You can also buy "Best of" DVD sets from Amazon for seasons 1 & 2 that were released in the US, but nothing on season three has been released anywhere yet except for the series finale, "Special Field Trip Edition" (also released in the US).
So here's hoping that Season 3 will soon be released in full in the US very soon.
While the action is zany, care is taken in the writing to present the students as whole people; and beyond the direct-to-camera tips given out copiously by Ned in each episode for such minor horrors as having something stuck in your teeth or the best placement for a locker, there are invaluable strategies for more serious pitfalls such as bullying, poor self-image, academic dishonesty, and how to deal sensitively with a friend's tragedy. The plot of each episode is more or less an illustration of each "survival tip."
It is TV for kids of a certain age, and therefore parents are largely absent in person, although their presence is felt: the kids get themselves into and out of trouble, as responsible people should, but there is no mistake that they are subject to rules at home. The school faculty, while not caricatured as inept, is certainly a bit on the clueless side (as is the entire adult population in a middle-schooler's reckoning!), but there is wisdom there, too.
Middle school is a fraught time for developing humans, with new challenges and risks, and with decisions that for the first time in your life may affect the *rest* of your life. It is the time when we begin to fine-tune important distinctions between, for instance, dignity vs. pride, ambition vs. greed, discipline vs. obsession, and embarrassment vs. shame. In short, it's when we start the business of growing up.Read more ›
He's happy to be watching the show again. The humor is rather young for today's Middle Schooler.
My 11 year old granddaughter doesn't like it because it's "dumb" and she's a sixth grader.
I'm 62 and I like it because it shows all the things that can happen at school and how to handle situations in a positive way.
I'm sure our grandson is learning!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really appreciate it, loving Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide!Published 16 months ago by S. L. Hill
Jennifer mozley is hot, this show is hilarious, great comedy and quality.Published 21 months ago by Joshua Ross
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide is a great show. It teaches kids how to deal with problems that come up in school, and for those of us who have been out of school for a... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Penny
Great Show I Really Enjoyed It So Cool
And The Tips Are So Fun.
Awesome show! Has one of the best replay values of ANY show. I just re-watched the entire series and it was just as good, if not better, than when I first saw it growing up and... Read morePublished on July 30, 2014 by Diana Carter