Parents' Guide to

Bewitched

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Classic sitcom about twitchy-nosed witch still entertains.

TV Syndicated Comedy 1964
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Remember it is not a kid show !

I don't agree with the 7+. In many episodes, there are scenes that a child would not understand : like Samantha accompanying Louise to the gynecologist, Endora implying that Darrin slept with some women/clients, one of Darrin's clients trying to catch Samantha and kiss her in "It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog", a student trying to get Darrin drunk to seduce him and so on... so just remember even if this show is great and cute doesn't mean this is a kid show and that there aren't scenes they shouldn't watch.
age 7+

Grew Up Watching, and Still Love It!

I grew up watching Bewitched and I still love it to this day. I love how light-hearted it is, and the actors had great chemistry. As with the majority of older TV shows, it is absolutely clean, with no language or sexual content, and it is not at all scary or dark. I personally feel Samantha is a great role model and character, not only because of her heart, but because of her determination to live a normal life as a wife and mom. Such a cute show, and great for the family.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (12 ):

BEWITCHED, which originally aired from 1964 to 1972, mixes supernatural fun with traditional family values and gender roles. But despite its focus on Samantha's domestic role, the show does reflect some of the cultural changes of the time. Witches and witchcraft became metaphors for discussing contemporary issues like racial discrimination. Meanwhile, Samantha's clothing -- which changed from classic ‘50s fashions to more hippie-like attire over the years -- offered subtle commentary about the country's social transformation.

A testament to the show's popularity is its longevity despite major modifications, including going from black and white to Technicolor and re-casting Darrin halfway through its eight-year run. And despite the fact that some of it now feels very dated, today's Bewitched fans can still find humor in the show's running gags. All of these things make the series -- along with Samantha's unique nose twitch -- a memorable part of American TV culture.

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