All of Us

Common Sense Media says

Sweet sitcom families can watch together.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The lesson here is that family comes first.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Several of the main characters date, sexual innuendos and kissing.

Language

Mild ("damn," "hell," etc.).

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

There is social drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that two of the main characters are a divorced couple who are raising their young son together and often find themselves at odds. Their best friend is a four-times-divorced serial dater.

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Kids say

What's the story?

In ALL OF US, an endearing half-hour comedy produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, a pair of divorced parents try to find a way to raise their son together while moving on with their separate lives. Robert James (Duane Martin) is a TV reporter who, with his ex-wife Neesee (LisaRaye), is raising their son Robert Jr. (Khamani Griffin) while searching for love in Los Angeles. Omnipresent in their lives is Dirk (Tony Rock), a four-times-divorced Casanova with women on the brain. Throughout the series, viewers see how Robert and Neesee balance their independent lives while putting their son's welfare first.

Is it any good?

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Families will enjoy watching All of Us together for the many scenes that could be good fodder for discussion. In one episode, for example, Robert Sr. falls for the younger Robert's karate instructor -- on whom Robert Jr. also has a crush. When Robert Jr. finds out about his dad's pursuit of the young woman, he calls him on it. His dad uses the experience to explain that he would never knowingly betray his son or demote him to second fiddle when he's in a romantic relationship. This helps Robert Jr., secure in his dad's love for him, to see that his instructor and his dad are a good match.

Given Dirk's penchant for women, the series does have some lines and scenes that parents might find objectionable. Eager to impress, he often lies his way through dates to get what he wants. Being a family comedy, he's ultimately always found out.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what happens when parents divorce. How can families cope with divorce? What's it like for kids? Do divorced parents ever get back together? Is the relationship between the divorced parents on the show realistic?

TV details

Cast:Duane Martin, Khamani Griffin, LisaRaye
Network:CW
Genre:Comedy
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:Streaming

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Kid, 12 years old June 26, 2010
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This is a great show for parents who want to teach there kids a good lesson! Overall, this show is my favorite because you learn lessons and it is very funny with some romance in it. <3 it!!!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Great role models
Educator and Parent of a 4 and 9 year old Written byconnielove93 February 15, 2010
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8
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All of us love it!

This is a rarety now, a show good for the family with limited bad language. There may be a little sexy stuff but nothing that someone over seven can't handle. Me and my family enjoy this show together.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byripmom808 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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