Big Shot

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Inspirational sports drama has whole-family appeal.

Disney+ Drama 2021

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 11+
age 8+

What's with the alcohol?

Have so far watched 5 episodes with my 11 year old daughter. I could critique the production/direction/script etc, however its aimed at kids and my daughter doesn't notice the imperfections. The positive themes in this show are excellent. Friendship, romance, responsibility, teamwork, frailty of adults, -all really excellent and lots of funnies thrown in for the adults. My one gripe is the alcohol thing. Virtually all adults characters are portrayed as regular drinkers, often straight spirits. And sometimes the type who reach for it when their stressed. I've kept waiting for the drinking thing to come into the story (coach realises there's a problem), however this isn't happening.. I really don't understand it. Completely unnecessary and reckless in its messaging to its main audience of female tweens. The scenes of nighttime phonecalls from another coach or teacher holding a massive pour of whiskey in one hand (and a tray of bottles behind them) are ridiculous in number. Maybe theres a reason for this that will be revealed later. It would be great if it manifest as an issue for reflection and drama. So far not though. So far, just negligent and unnecessary child conditioning.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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