A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Ginger's mom is a single parent who works hard but always puts her kids first. The school's demographics are fairly well rounded, and although snobby Miranda is African-American, there's no racism whatsoever.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Boy/girl relationships are mentioned, but nothing physical is shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the main characters are three intelligent, well-adjusted junior high girls who are comfortable with themselves. Ginger's mom, Lois, provides an admirable role model as a single parent who balances work and family life and is a strong force in her kids' development. The two coolest girls in school poke some fun at Ginger and her friends, but it only serves to reinforce their strong self-esteem, which is a consistent theme of the show.
Is It Any Good?
The three main characters are intelligent, well-adjusted junior high girls who are comfortable with themselves. Ginger is helped along the way by her caring single mom, Lois (Laraine Newman), representing the foundation for Ginger's strong values. Viewers are privy to Ginger's insights through her chats with Dodie and Macie, as well as through the poetry she writes, such as "Someone once told me the grass is much greener on the other side... From where I'm standing, my grass is green." Lessons like that are worth learning, and they're exactly the kind of messages viewers will get from this show -- which makes it a winner for kids ages 7 and up.
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