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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Grumpy doctor has heart; laughs for teens and up.

TV Syndicated , TBS Comedy 1998
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

A laugh now and then

age 13+

This show pushes the TV-PG limit.

This show contains sexual content.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This show both supports and criticizes the American health care system, introducing storylines like children who are successfully living with AIDS. There are also episodes about elderly patients unable to pay for medical treatment. It's in tricky situations like these that the usually bad tempered Becker demonstrates his softer, humanitarian side, going beyond science and reaching into his heart (and sometimes his own wallet) to provide his underserved patients with the best possible care.

Regrettably, these moments of genuine care are sometimes overshadowed by Becker's blunt and borderline-insulting commentary about issues like religion, homosexuality, race, and politics. But, political correctness aside, Becker's interpretations also serve as a platform from which controversial issues can be discussed. And it's in this way that this sitcom, like Becker himself, has something meaningful to offer.

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