The Bad: Mimi, one of his close friends, is devoted to Eliot and many episodes show she has a crush on him which he does not seem to reciprocate. That’s not the bad part; the really sad part is that she is constantly portrayed as “not the sharpest crayon in the box.”
My daughter watches this show and though I like how Eliot imagines adventures where they go to the mountains, the pharaos, underwater, outer space, and beyond, I don’t appreciate the girl being mocked constantly and her making self-deprecating comments. Sometimes she is a little funny though.
I think I prefer “Justin Time,” where Justin also imagines going to places around the world but his guide is Olivia, and she is actually the expert every time they visit a new place. I hope Netflix gets more seasons of that show. I looked it up and they have a second season.
Bonus points: The intro song on Eliot Kid is by Didier Julia and it’s a pretty cool jam. Considering moms and dads have to endure cartoon intro songs, it’s a welcome moment of groovy tunes.