The Brady Bunch

TV review by Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Oh, my nose! '70s icon is family-friendly fare.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 6+

Perfect series for kids

We are pretty guarded on the media exposed to our kids. I bought them the Brady Bunch Box Set and absolutely love it. They mimic it, laugh out loud, see the values being portrayed. They know it was from a "long time ago", but that doesn't bother them. The worst part of the series would be the name calling - but even that is tame by today's standards. Not even a negative imo. I feel very comfortable letting them watch this series. Plus I remember every episode from when I was a kid!!

This title has:

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Great role models
age 7+

Great show

Great show a lot cleaner than today's TV. They do tease people about acting like a girl. There are also a few references to sex, but they'll probably go over their heads. A character does say the word sex, when he says, I think your mom has a problem with discussing sex. Also "the birds and the bees" are mentioned. There is a beach episode where there are women in skimpy bikinis. One time Greg comes up to a girl sitting on the beach and puts sunscreen on her bare shoulders. A lot of sibling rivalry. But it is still a great show and is a classic. All of the characters have a moral compass and usually try do to what's right.

This title has:

Great messages

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