- Audience-Alienating Premise: The show is about four birds who are trying to earn their wings by helping people. When the show was revealed to be part of Nickelodeon's 2017-2018 lineup, the premise alone turned many people off, dismissing it as a generic Anvilicious cashgrab, which led to it being canceled in 2019.
- Author's Saving Throw: People who didn't like the snail-like pacing of Time to Earn Our Wings! were pleasantly surprised when it was revealed that subsequent episodes only last about 11 minutes, allowing much faster pacing and more action.
- Awesome Music: Say what you will about the series quality, but the theme song is actually epic.
- Bile Fascination: Some users in the GoAnimate community watched it just because people told it how bad it was.
- Broken Base: The show has already stirred up some minor controversy, which some calling it yet another soulless Nick Jr. cashgrab that will already further tarnish the reputation of 2012-present Nick Jr, or a harmless kids show.
- Cliché Storm: This show uses many of the same cliches that its fellow adored programs use, or have used during their run. Plasticky animation? Check. Cheerful children who have the depth of a spoon? Check. Heroes who can do zero wrong? Check. Narmy catchphrases? Check. Stock kids' show aesops? Quintuple check!
- Friendly Fandoms: With PAW Patrol, as both shows have similar concepts.
- Funny Moments: In Race Through Danger Canyon, a Running Gag is that Rod keeps claiming that he and Swift are roosters, not chickens, even though Rod is already a rooster and Swift is a bluejay.
- This happens again in "Winging It", where he claims to Batty McBat that he and the rest of Team Top Wing are roosters, even though he's the only rooster.
- Ham and Cheese: You can tell that the child actors are having a ball playing their roles.
- Heartwarming Moments: Rod bringing the baby bear home to its family in Rod's Beary Brave Save. It is just dripping with adorableness.
- Moe: Penny.
- Narm: I'M A ROOSTER, NOT A CHICKEN!
- Padding: Some criticisms people had with the premiere episode was its pacing. If the show's pacing was an animal, it would be a turtle.
- Snark Bait: Naturally, it has become this in the GoAnimate community.
- Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The series-wide anvil that Hard Work Hardly Works is a load of garbage; while talent may outlast hard work in the short term, hard work will almost always pay off over time and depending solely on talent will likely backfire.
- Support roles are not only necessary but they can also be outright indispensable, as demonstrated when Rod stays behind during a water mission and his keen eyes enable Penny to perform a bouncing-dive to rescue a falling polar bear cub, with Brody and Swift being able to make sure said cub's brother and her stuffed toy come out unharmed. Rod sighs that he wishes he could have helped but Bea and Speedy both point that he did and that the plan couldn't have been pulled off without his insight.
- They Copied It, So It Sucks!: This show can be seen as a bird version of PAW Patrol, or a poor man's Voltron: Legendary Defender.
- Too Good to Last: The series cancellation was announced just as the second season was well underway.
- Visual Effects of Awesome: The water in this show, surprisingly, looks beautiful.
- We're Still Relevant, Dammit!:
- The show frequently uses outdated slang like "slick" and "primo".
- One particular promo for the show made frequent use of the word "EXTREME!", to the point where it become cringeworthy. And to add insult to injury, said promo used the MLG air horn. We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.
YMMV / Top Wing