According to Jim

TV review by Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Predictable family comedy, but better than some.

ABC Comedy 2001

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 8+

Not any more harsh than any other sitcom

This is a family friendly sitcom.
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age 18+

Poor humor and predictable misogynistic plots

This show is for boomers who enjoy simple plots with cheap jokes about how helpless and silly women are and how practical and right men are, especially when observing the situations between a man and his wife and three loud children. The producers cast Cheryl, and just about any other women, to be stubborn to admit they’re wrong and Jim may be dramatic to create “hilarious” scenarios to prove how right he is. It’s humor is outdated and old fashioned I suppose would be a fair review. It’s not funny, it’s just stupid... However, Cheryl’s character is aware that she should have simple liberties, as a person who happens to be married, to be able to have a say in decisions that should be made with Jim and she does speak her mind! I feel like the show reaches a point where “oh maybe Jim isn’t so bad and he respects his wife’s perspective” things turn though and Cheryl will apologize for what she thought and Jim will accept her apology and expect sex by the end of the episode. Sorry for all the spoilers, but I’m really not sorry because this show is trash.

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