Having a teenager daughter has been a roller coaster ride so far. And I’m only a year in. She is like me in so many ways, yet vastly different as well. She’s a creative intelligent strong willed teenage girl that creates her own style, reads more books than meals she eats in a day, and stresses over the straight A’s she receives while being bored inside the walls of school. Sound like any teenage girls you know?
My teenager is a doer, creator, and challenger, like many teenage girls today. They are in the know when it comes to fashion and social media, but they are also in the know when it comes to smarts, skills, making things happen. Finally, there is a show with a theme and message for girls like my daughter!
Project Mc2 Now on Netflix: Smart is the New Cool™
The new Netflix original tween series Project Mc2 is now streaming and it follows four super smart and science-skilled girls as they are recruited to join the spy organisation, NOV8 (“Innovate”), and work together to save the day. It’s not all about who’s wearing what and who’s dating who, in fact in the first 5 minutes of the show we see the focus when a Prince arrives in town for a space mission.
Group of Girls: I want to be his space princess.
Camryn Coyle: I want to pick his brain about his space crafts orbital velocity.
Project Mc2 shows that Smart is the New Cool™ with messaging around S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths) and girl-power presented throughout the series.
In the first episode of Project Mc2 there is beautiful tech gear, recycled robots, and we get to know the star characters and their first mission. The stars of Project Mc2 are:
- McKeyla McAlister played by Mike Sofia Abdalla (An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky, The Fandango Sisters, Hemera’s Eclipse, Departure, Summer’s Shadow, Tinsel, A Woman’s Worth, Shattered Reflections, Sweet Potatoes/24 Hour Film, Barney & Friends, Fun to Grow On),
- Adrienne Attoms played by Victoria Vida (Fairest of the Mall, Trophy Wife),
- Bryden Bandweth played by Genneya Walton (Untitled Drew, Jessie, The Thunderman’s, American Girl)
- Camryn Coyle played by Ysa Penarejo (Gibby, All Kids Count, Richie Rich, Prodigy Bully, Kirby Buckets, American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, Party Park)
Notice anything about those characters names? Not only are the last names related to techie terms, but the first letter of each girl’s first and last name match. AA, BB, CC, MM – Mc2. Okay, so McKeyla McCalister is part of NOV8, and is in town on a special mission to help save the prince. Adrienne, Bryden, and Camryn get their interested peek by a talking notebook (I won’t give too much away) and end up insid of McAlister’s Secret Lab. While there, The Quail shows up on the virtual screen and invites the girls to assist McAlister on her mission. Let the fun and world saving begin in the first 3 episodes that are streaming now!
Oh, I also have to mention how much I love that NOV8 is an elite international organization of women operatives from all over the globe and they are sending the message that yes, women run the world. Project Mc2 is smart, funny, and offers something other shows targeted at tween and teen girls don’t offer – S.T.E.M.