Parents' Guide to

Big City Greens

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Quirky, sweet show's family themes overshadow stereotypes.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 13+

Rude, inappropriate and excessively scary and violent

Show is for 12-13 and up. This show is the worst. I feel that Disney is working hard to traumatize the children of America as long as they are making money. The episode Gramma's Epic Adventures had 7 year old screaming in a ball on the floor in terror of the chupacabra that lunges out of the darkness in a carefully crafted jump scare scene. It's fine for an older kid, but I saw the rating Y7 so I thought it would be ok for a 7 year old. DEFINITELY NOT! Maybe a 9 year old who doesn't scare easily, but if you are thinking of watching it don't, just skip it. It's dumb and rude and it scared the crap out of my kids. I wish I could sue Disney or the rating agency for therapy for my kids because it really traumatized them. In general more and more I'm seeing shows and even books that look like they are crafted for young children, but they contain adult or teenage level content. It's so weird!!! and disturbing. What is going on? Just a reminder, but you already know or you wouldn't be on this site, carefully screen all the media that your kids consume these days. You can't trust ratings or even age suggested on the back of a book! We aren't doing enough to protect children's growing minds.
age 12+

I need to mention that in season 3 episode 11 country side it's a bad conclusion. This part of the show conclude that is good and fun to be nasty even with your parents . On the other hand the majority of the show is good. I don't recommend this episode for kids with behavioral problems up to 12 years old (for kids under i don't recommend at all)and for parents I recommend to be cautious when presenting this for kids up to 13 years old

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (65 ):

Surprisingly charming and exceedingly silly, this series will delight kids with its quirky characters and utterly improbable predicaments. Cricket's zest for living life to its fullest yields adventures of the wackiest kinds, like inventing a device to send a chicken into space. Other mishaps find the Greens without any help and set the laughs in motion.

Big City Greens's fish-out-of-water premise plays on stereotypes of country folks in characterizing the family's uneasy acclimation to their new urban home. (Think The Beverly Hillbillies in animated form.) The result is laugh-out-loud funny, but it's also a great opportunity to talk with kids about the downside of this type of group casting. On the bright side, though, the Greens' experiences also espouse strong themes about positive family relationships.

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