TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Edgy-but-quirky comedy's music, message will win teens over.

Fox Comedy 2009

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 201 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 731 reviews

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age 16+

Fun show for the right maturity level

This is in no way appropriate for kids under 16 yo. Here is just a handful of topics: ejaculation, cheating, beating up marginalized students, teachers doing strip dancing with students, student who's goal is to have sex with every football player, Ke$ha routine to tick tock where the entire glee club is drunk after doing shots before going on, teachers say incredibly innapropriate and sexual things to the kids and about them. A teacher tells two girls who are part of a celibacy group that they are boring and prude. Yes, a teacher. In one episode where they perform Rocky Horror Picture Show two boys are told they have to be in their underwear and pressured into it for the show. Sue's character says horrible things about students and staff that are just shocking at times if viewed through the lens of a small kid. I could go on and on with how completely wrong it would be to let a child watch this show. Just because it has a gay teen, a bi teen, a pansexual teen, and POC does not mean the positive representation outweighs the bad. Honestly, I am truly horrified that there are parents that watch this show with their young children. For teens that are older it is a fun show with an amazing amount of talented singers and dancer. The storylines are raw and interesting. I still believe even for teens, parents should watch it so they can talk about any topics that come up that may need further clarification.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.
age 2+

tom clany loves glee

GOD i love glee. Mathew morison did AMAZINGly in his role as high school glee club teacher who secretly hates his wife. I BUST THE WINDOWEWs out your car. i love her hshshahaha. MWAh

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

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