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The Healing Powers of Dude 

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Noah, an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder, has to start middle school, he turns to a mutt named Dude, a sarcastic emotional support dog who might need Noah as much as Noah needs him.
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Series cast summary:
Jace Chapman ...  Noah Ferris / ... 8 episodes, 2020
Larisa Oleynik ...  Karen Ferris 8 episodes, 2020
Mauricio Lara ...  Simon 8 episodes, 2020
Sophie Kim ...  Amara 8 episodes, 2020
Laurel Emory ...  Embry Ferris 8 episodes, 2020
Steve Zahn ...  Dude 8 episodes, 2020
Tom Everett Scott ...  Marvin Ferris 8 episodes, 2020
Peter Benson ...  Principal Meyers 5 episodes, 2020
Katy Colloton ...  Ms. Grumpy Pants 5 episodes, 2020
Gabrielle Quinn ...  Valerie 5 episodes, 2020
Raylene Harewood ...  Ms. Fleckberg 5 episodes, 2020


In the Netflix family comedy series The Healing Powers of Dude, 11-year-old Noah Ferris (Jace Chapman) is struggling with a social anxiety disorder that can make the simplest everyday activities feel like he's drowning in quicksand. But after years of homeschooling, Noah bravely decides that he wants to give middle school a chance and perhaps even make some friends he's not related to. To help him navigate his new environment, his parents (Tom Everett Scott and Larisa Oleynik) get Noah a scruffy, high-energy emotional support dog called Dude (Steve Zahn). While Dude's a novice with a short attention span and a distracting obsession with treats, what he lacks in experience, he makes up for in charm, spunk and wanting the best for Noah. If this unlikely pair can find a way to overcome their differences and work together, they may just survive everything from wisecracking pre-teens to a cat-obsessed school principal and make it through the school year. Created by Sam Littenberg-Weisberg ...

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A wonderful family show with a good message
17 January 2020 | by BaseballFanatic391See all my reviews

Yesterday when I was browsing through Netflix, I stumbled upon this series and thought the premise seemed interesting so I'd give it a shot. I watched all eight episodes that very night and it was indeed excellent. Definitely a show aimed at kids, but themes people of all ages can appreciate. I especially liked the way the show symbolically portrayed Noah's social anxiety. The young actor, Jace Chapman, really does a great job of getting into character and getting the audience to empathize and feel for Noah through his ups and downs of middle school. He'll definitely have you rooting for Noah. Everyone in the cast seems to bring a good mix of humor and seriousness to their roles. This show leaves you feeling good and is surely inspiring to some youth out there. A comedy with a really good heart for it's main characters. Well worth the watch! I hope it'll be renewed for several more seasons.

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