A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about family, parenting, being close. Lots of teachable moments.
Positive Role Models
Joey and Justine are a loving couple, and devoted parents. Neither they nor the kids are perfect, but they usually make positive choices.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some flirting. Sexist references from song lyrics are occasionally discussed. A young boy's genitals accidentally exposed in a picture, played for laughs.
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Words like "hell" and "crap" occasionally spoken.
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Products & Purchases
Joey Washington wears Adidas track suits. The Apple logo is visible on iPhones.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that All About the Washingtons is a family comedy that features positive messages about parenting and family. The content overall is pretty mild, but on occasion words like "hell" and "crap" are used. There's some bathroom humor, references to sexist rap lyrics, and in one episode, references to a child's genitals accidentally being exposed. Logos for Adidas and Apple are visible.
Is It Any Good?
This reasonably entertaining series features a lot of positive life lessons about parenting and family, but follows a pretty traditional sitcom style. Rev Run and Justine Simmons play fictionalized versions of themselves this time, but still promote the same positive family values they reinforced when their reality shows were on the air. Meanwhile, the children, while not perfect, are overall good kids dealing with the usual challenges.
Like most comedies, the conflicts are lighthearted and the resolutions predictable and superficial. Thanks to an artificial laugh track, the show feels a little dated at times, too. But the cast is genuinely likable, and guest stars like DJ Ruckus and Shark Tank's Daymond John add some interest to the storylines. All in all, All About the Washingtons is worth watching if you like family comedies.
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