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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Starring: Elisabeth Sladen
  • Summary: Doctor Who brings another spinoff into its universe with The Doctor's companion (1973-76), Sarah Jane Smith. The life involving aliens isn't that far behind her as she continues to investigate with the help from three kids.
  • Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Kids
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    75
    The uneven Sarah Smith may be a lesser "Who," but it's smarter than most kids' fare. [11 Apr 2008, p.70]
  2. Aided by her 13-year-old neighbor, Maria (Yasmin Paige), Sarah Jane faces down baddies every bit as big as those "Torchwood" takes on, but with (a lot) fewer sexual overtones. Could be just what The Doctor ordered.
  3. You could resist it, really, as you should be able to resist all television, unless you have been completely assimilated into the matrix. But you'd be missing some sparky fun. Submit.
  4. 70
    The show offers a satisfying dose of alien-flavored escapism, especially for younger fans of genre fare (Sarah Jane has a few hip and appealing teen companions).
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    Broadly aimed at kids, with cheesy monsters and two youthful protagonists joining in the world-saving exploits, the series may be modestly entertaining for the moppet crowd but will test the patience of adults in this dimension or any other.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. [Anonymous]
    Apr 16, 2008
    10
    Great sci-fi fun with likable characters. For all ages - not just for kids!
  2. MarkW.
    Apr 14, 2008
    9
    I live in Canada and I have seen the entire series. The Sarah Jane Adventures is a refreshing return to the best of Doctor Who from the 1970's and is equally appealing to adults and children alike. One of the reasons it is so great, is that Russell T. Davies and his fellow writers are forced to discard the awkward sexuality and pointless violence that is forcibly crow barred into every Torchwood episode. Elisabeth Sladen is fantastic as Sarah Jane Smith and she proves with every episode why she is the most popular companion of all time. The result is classic Doctor Who that no fan should miss. Great show! Expand
  3. KevinP.
    Apr 15, 2008
    8
    The Sarah Jane Adventures gets off to a dubious start but gets better and better as it goes along. It's wonderful having Sarah Jane back, and her young assistants - and the challenges they face - are delightful. I'd take them any day ahead of the overgrown, oversexed adolescent "adults" of Torchwood. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2011
    8
    A brilliant spin-off to Doctor Who. it's great for children and adults as the plots will keep them interested (just like Doctor Who). In one word: Excellent. Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2013
    0
    Just plain awful. I understand that it's a kids show, but this is just unforgivable. This show tarnishes the Doctor Who brand, thank god for Torchwood. Expand