A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The challenges of adult children moving back home are addressed; parenting issues, family harmony are challenges.
Positive Role Models
The family is a loving one.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual innuendo, references to birth control.
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"Damn," "douche bag"; bleeped cursing.
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Products & Purchases
iPhones partially visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (wine, champagne); adults smoke pot.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Crowded is a situation comedy about a family adjusting to the adult children's move back home. It contains some strong innuendo, strong language (including a few bleeped curses), and drinking (wine, champagne). Smoking marijuana is viewed as acceptable adult behavior (it's smoked in at least one episode). It raises lots of questions about parenting, living with adult children, and other family-related matters.
Is It Any Good?
This pretty funny series taps into some of the many issues that parents whose kids haven't quite been able to fully leave the nest have to deal with. Despite the show's old-school format, which includes a laugh track, it raises contemporary questions about the reasons grown children are returning to their childhood homes, which range from attempting to survive a difficult economy to being enabled by their parents rather than being forced to do what they need to do to live as independent, responsible adults.
However, the way the series addresses these issues is confusing, as Mike and Martina bemoan making their kids' lives too easy but still can't seem to set appropriate boundaries or keep them from taking over their lives. Some viewers will also take issue with some of the adult behaviors featured here, including the open smoking of marijuana. But it's meant to be a lighthearted comedy, and, like it or not, it reflects many of the social changes that are taking place in American society.
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