Parents' Guide to

Chesapeake Shores

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Book-based drama series offers feel-good content.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 13+

Good and wholesome apart from sweeping stereotypes about Irish/English people based on 1920’s movies

Nothing sexually inappropriate so ok for kids, but they would find it boring. I actually really like it, it’s easy to watch and pretty wholesome, APART from - embarrassing stereotypical/bigotry Irish/English nonsense. This 1920’s Hollywood approach is outdated and as someone from Ireland, I find it quite offensive.
age 6+

Good but lack diversity

The series is nice to watch with younger family members, although it gets boring after a whilte. My teenage daughter said: "look, they are all white! even in the background people! You hardly see anyone from other cultural backgrounds!" She did not watch it because believed the makers were too racist! It seems to me too!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11):
Kids say (1):

This multigenerational drama series is poignant and heartfelt (sometimes to the point of sappiness) in its presentation of life's ups and downs and themes of reconciliation and forgiveness. Even as the saying warns you can never go home again, Abby discovers that returning home still can have a significant impact on you and that those who love you can help you find your way when you're lost. As she wrestles with her past and future, she finds renewed strength in family, friends, and especially her children -- a nice turn of events that reminds us of the value of not taking those closest to us for granted.

Chesepeake Shores is wholesome, inspiring entertainment appropriate for the whole family, but its subject matter probably won't resonate with kids and tweens. Its feel-good messages about facing your past, forgiving and being forgiven, and embracing change are most relevant to adults, and there is some value in them for teens if they will watch. This heartwarming show is an uplifting addition to prime-ime drama offerings.

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