A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes of family, parenthood, and authenticity are explored.
Positive Role Models
Everyone is trying to balance their personal needs with survival which can caus tension, arguments, and dysfunctional relationship dynamics. But at the end of the day, characters try to show up for family the best way they can.
It follows a Black family and explores the complexities of trying to make family work in the modern world. Ultimately, the main theme focuses on family and community showing up authentically. Hardships and flaws are bluntly portrayed, while also leaving room for characters to find joy. The main cast members are Black and have their own portfolios of work that explore the diverse world of Black narratives. Black writers, directors, and producers have backgrounds in classic animation, drama series, comedy, and kids animation.
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Violence & Scariness
The idea of a parent getting so ill they need to stay in the hospital for two months can be scary.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Innuendoes about sexual behavior.
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Swear words including "ass" and "hell." Verbal hostility.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Young Love is an animated series following a family trying to make their lives work in the modern world. It's based on Matthew A. Cherry's story and Oscar-winning short film Hair Love. Expect occasional swear words like "ass" and "hell," and some verbal hostility. There are some innuendoes about sexual behavior. Themes of family, parenthood, and authenticity are explored.
Is It Any Good?
This charming and sweet series mixes witty humor and timely conversations with playfulness and love. Rae and Mescudi play a great duo, and the family dynamics can be brash yet sensitive. Young Love isn't afraid to present complex topics that will open up room for conversation between parents and their kids. With occasional swearing and sexual innuendo, this series is most suitable for older tweens and teens.
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