American Housewife

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Funny premise overwhelmed by confused body-image humor.

ABC Comedy 2016

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 16+


The main actress could be really likable if there wasn’t so much bad acting and she wasn’t constantly lamenting on her size. Keeping in mind that this isn’t actually things that she is saying, but what was written for her, I find it completely degrading. What I would much rather see is a show where she is just the normal mother that she is and her size isn’t the subject of every joke. I haven’t seen every episode, and I won’t, but I also don’t care for the sexist relationship dynamics. I’m totally shocked that this show has won awards and has any good reviews. PS Terrible messages for young girls
age 10+

Family show for older kids

The show is not totally inappropriate but there are little specks of Kissing and references to sex. They talk about plastic surgery and breast implants. One kid has OCD and one Has fomo. On Halloween the oldest child wears some inappropriate Halloween costumes. There is wine and a bit of beer. There are also words like “damn”, “hell”, “bitch” and characters frequently saying BS as in “Bulls—t + censored middle finger They also talk about cars like Bently and Porsche. But there positive messages like being honest, kind and to have preservation. There’s also a gay woman

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