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Council of Dads

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Extended family drama about illness is weepy, sentimental.

TV NBC Drama 2020
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Boring show with really pushing the envelope story lines

With the exception of Michael O'Neill all the cast are no names, why? And the story lines, just literally cross the boundaries. Mediocre actors, and not an exciting show. It needs to be cancelled. I really tried to like because I loved "This is Us" but is was not at all what I expected. They are trying to hard to push the boundaries into a boring show.
age 9+

I am hooked!

I think we all can relate to this show!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This dramatic series offers lots of heartwarming moments as the family copes with loss and embraces new members. However, it isn't very original, due to the formulaic storylines and painfully predictable dialogue already made popular by shows like This Is Us and Parenthood. The efforts made to portray a contemporary extended family are so obvious that it feels cliché. But the story is full of emotional moments, and despite being able to predict what's coming, you might shed a tear or two. Council of Dads is a positive, heartwarming series, and folks who like this sort of sentimental entertainment will probably find it worth the watch. But if you're looking for something original or refreshing, you might have better luck elsewhere.

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