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By Audrey Shapiro, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

College football comedy scores. OK for tweens.

TV Syndicated Comedy 1989
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

an underrated sitcom from the 90s

Coach is a long running 90s sitcom that lasted 9 seasons. But it has gone under the radar some compared to more popular sitcoms from that era like Seinfeld, Friends, and Roseanne. Coach has excellent acting from its core cast of Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, Jerry Van Dyke as Luther Van Dam, Bill Fagerbakke as Dauber Dybinski, and Shelley Fabares as Hayden's long time girlfriend and eventual wife Christine Armstrong. And there are a whole bunch of funny episodes. There is some language and God's name is used in vain too much. There is also premarital sex and talk of one night stands which does not make it suitable for younger children.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (6):

This series epitomizes many of the reasons people end up watching their favorite shows for seasons on end. It has a comforting rhythm: Each episode begins with a tight comedic scene that showcases good writing and strong acting before segueing into a catchy, energetic theme song that virtually compels you to tap along in rhythm. A problem is introduced, and resolution is almost always found within the allotted 30 minutes.

Coach's funny and sometimes touching storylines benefit from strong writing, talented acting, and great on-screen chemistry. Most of the dilemmas Hayden faces are family-friendly fare; the show shouldn't raise too many eyebrows for parents of tweens and older kids.

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