Parents' Guide to

Greenleaf

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Oprah's church-themed drama is soapy but dark.

TV OWN Drama 2016
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age 16+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 18+

Adult Show that is disrespectful to the Church - Not a Family Show!

The show is extremely disrespectful to the Church. During the first episode, there was a sex scene inside the church during praise and worship. The show highlights Oprah's underlining disdain for Christianity by having a scene like that during church services and also with the constant questioning of Christianity itself during the show. I lost a lot of respect for Oprah based on the show's disrespect of my religion.
age 2+

It needs to be trashed!!!

Very disappointing! Churches do not need to be attacked by an x-rated production such as this. Church leaders need to honor God and members need to clean up issues in their lives but to exploit an deliver such filth to a world ready to sabotage the church anyway, this is very heartbreaking. Our church, I would consider a very large church and I am a sinner in it. I don't claim to be perfect but I pray for my shortcomings and those of my brothers and sisters who fail, as I do, on a daily bases but to determine to deliver this message to an evil world- - IT IS NOT NEEDED!!! Drugs/Sex/Filthy Language/Corruption/etc tied to a church delivered to a world ready to bounce on it is not God's desire!!! I know that from reading God's word!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This entertainingly emotional drama contains all the guilty pleasures one looks for in a nighttime soap opera, ranging from illicit romance to fights for power within a complex family. It also highlights aspects of the megachurch culture, including the opulent lifestyles of their leaders, the church's beneficial tax-exemption status, race-related issues, and show-like sermons.

Some of show's darker themes, including sexual molestation, teen drug use, and suicide -- all of which have long been considered taboo subjects in many church communities -- add to the show's intensity. Nonetheless, many of the plots are predictable, and some of the characters lack dimension. But there's enough turmoil here to interest serial-drama fans looking for a new story to sink their teeth into.

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