- 2 Seasons
Frenemies is a Disney Channel comedy that hones in on the complexities of teen relationships. The focus is on the ups and downs of friendships due to other interests that seem to distract people from the value of true friendship. Frenemies is a television show that is suitable for children and discusses social responsibility, popularity, bullying, deceiving, and manipulating other people's feelings. The show tends to bring an underlying message to kids that sums up what is right and wrong. The show centers around a group of classmates whose relationships go through a continuous roller-coaster. The interests of these young kids are manipulated by outside factors that cause friction. The show's biggest influence is the social media website created by two of the classmates. This influence can be positive or negative and can strain relationships to the point of becoming enemies. The name of their website is called Geekly Chic. The goal is to get Geekly Chic to the big time and become very popular and rich with a ton of style. This goal causes a host of friction when it comes to their friends and their desires as kids to have fun and do what kids do. Relationships and huge crushes get in the way and stifle progress. Every character has to eventually weigh the pros and cons of their desires versus what matters most in life. Based on the novel by Alexa Young, Frenemies is a show that puts young teens in the more goal oriented world of adults while still being kids themselves and balancing the values of life. The show's characters are wide ranging kids who have fake pets and multiple personalities with an enthusiastic view of the world around them. The show stretches the limits of what is popular in today's teen culture and examines complex relationships.