A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series honors soldiers and their families for their role in the U.S. military. The focus is squarely on the love and bond of family and underscores the impact of the service the soldiers have performed.
Positive Role Models
Soldiers have risked their lives and sacrificed their time with family to serve in the military; their families wait at home for their safe return. Some of the returning soldiers play minor pranks on their families to make their return more exciting.
Violence & Scariness
Though the show focuses on soldiers, no violence/war is shown. Soldiers often wear uniforms and sometimes carry weapons.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Soldiers hug and kiss their spouses (sometimes for a long time) upon return.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Sex, Romance & Nudity in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this positive and inspiring series features members of the military returning from active duty and surprising their loved ones in fun and creative ways. While many of the scenes are fun, sensitive viewers may find many of the emotional reunions intense. Images of soldiers in full uniform and carrying weapons are frequently shown. Returning soldiers sometimes passionately kiss their spouses.
Is It Any Good?
The series features lots of emotional moments, as active members of all five branches of the military return to loved ones who have eagerly waited for their safe return. Scenes featuring children are especially moving, and underscore how difficult it has been to live without their mother or father.
The reunions are entertaining and heartwarming to watch. But it is the show's efforts to celebrate and honor the men, women, and children who have made -- and who still are making -- sacrifices in service of their country that make it inspiring.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
Our Editors Recommend
Reality TV for the Whole Family
Drama Movies That Tug at the Heartstrings
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate