8 Simple Rules

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Some sadness amid family sitcom's many smiles.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 18+

Sex heavy

Very sex heavy. Don’t recommend it. Super immodest dress, lots of talk of sex….

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Too much sex
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age 10+

Hilarious, witty, just amazing!

This show is pure gold. I hate today's sitcoms, but this earlier sitcom was so funny and clever. I also hate laugh tracks, and this show has one, but I don't mind it since it blends in effortlessly. The acting was also really good and the storylines were always great and even relatable to some extent. Many heartwarming episodes, too. Great messages for tweens and teens about dating, family, bullying, and decision-making, but in a non-preachy manner. I remember watching this show as a kid and the content is perfectly fine for the younger ones. There are a few sex jokes but most would go over the youngsters' heads anyways. Kerry losing her virginity is a popular topic in later episodes, and I know that one episode focuses on Rory's discovery of masturbation but is played for comedic effect, obviously. Kerry and Bridgette also wear somewhat revealing clothes at times. Dating, flirting, kissing are present in the show, but this is to be expected since the show revolves around high-school life. No swearing in the show, just basic insults such as "idiot," "stupid," "moron," etc. Siblings argue and fight, but that's about it. There is a bit of comic violence and mischief as well, like characters punching each other. Some episodes feature smoking, references to drugs, underage drinking, parties, and fake IDs. If you can find a way to watch this show, please do. It's not one of those cheesy, dumb sitcoms. I think you and your kids will enjoy it! All three seasons are excellent, although my personal favourite is the third one (C.J. played by David Spade is hilarious).

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex

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