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Parents' Guide to

7th Heaven

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

This uplifting family drama keeps the faith.

TV CW , Syndicated Drama 1996
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 18+

used to watch show

I was a teen when i watched this. Now that I am 42 and disenfranchised by christanity i would not reccomend this show
age 18+
I loved the show until it reaches season 11. I can't stand how Ruthie starts acting and what is worse is the way her parents let her get away with it. She became so Rude and disrespectful to all her family. And was never punished but instead given in to. And to tell her parents that if she can't date a guy she has no business with age wise, she will never date again??? And the mother talks her husband into giving in to it. Really??? She could have sat up there in a room stripped bare of any and all things that are a privilege, not a right to have. It also would not have hurt me or my feelings one bit if she never was to go out again with another guy all she wanted for as long as she wanted to try and play that little game. She is the one that is allowing herself to miss out. No wonder kids have become more and more out of control and disrespectful. They get pampered and rewarded for pitching tantrums. They also should have yanked her up off that dance floor and punished her for dancing like she is on a stripper pole not only that young but in a family and church setting at that.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (17 ):

The series insists on dealing with timely social issues (homelessness, hate crimes) as well as the difficult situations kids and teens encounter as they grow up (premarital sex, drinking). As a consequence, sometimes 7th Heaven feels like a morality play, and the dialogue and acting seems stiff. But viewers see how the Camden family, together with friends and spouses, work through their problems -- even those that seem insurmountable -- and ultimately find solutions.

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