Parents' Guide to

1600 Penn

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

White House comedy with a few mature-ish storylines.

TV NBC Comedy 2012
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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Funny new idea

Two stars wat the crap comon senes I watched this show and thought it was hilarious loved it I really recommend this show to any one :)
age 10+

surprisingly good

As a very conservative pro-life family, I was delighted to see the reaction of adults in the show to the surprise news of unexpected pregnancy. I wish the real world reacted that way. NO BODY even suggested that the pregnancy was unwanted or inconvenient. I KNOW in real life there would be many who would assume that this unwed mother would kill the baby. I hope the show continues to have a pro-life tone.

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Some critics have billed 1600 Penn as NBC's "answer" to Modern Family -- but if that's true, it's hardly a definitive one. For in spite of the presence of typically bankable leads Pullman and Elfman (and Broadway funnyman Gad, who nabbed rave reviews -- and a Tony nomination -- for his work in "The Book of Mormon"), the pilot, at least, is surprisingly short on laughs. That's not to say the show isn't funny. But the writers have a long way to go until 1600 Penn can be a viable candidate in the race for prime time ratings.

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