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Carol's Second Act

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Seasoned intern wins fans in heartwarming comedy.

TV CBS Comedy 2019
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Heaton Is Supporting Actress, NOT STAR!

The acting is second rate which is why Heaton never had her own television show by her older age. The network is grasping at a name to get viewers, but don't bother. She cannot carry a show but is good at being a supporting actress to a real star on a show. Sorry, this show is a waste of time and should be off the air soon. Boring.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Heaton's wholehearted embrace of this show's titular character advances this feel-good comedy series beyond what otherwise might be expected. Carol is a whirlwind of excitement, determination, passion, and opinion, unwilling to allow her age to be a detriment and always finding a way to use it to her advantage. By so doing, she proves her worth to those around her and reminds viewers that age is merely a number, not a definition.

Carol's Second Act surrounds its main character with a capable supporting cast, each of whom has his or her own personality flaws that add humor to the story and invitations to Carol to wield her uncanny knack for resolving conflict. As she is pulled in different directions and at times called on to mother, counsel, referee, support, and question authority, she embodies the worth of an often-overlooked segment of society with valuable life experience and intuition.

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