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Common Sense Media says

Endearing historical drama is a classic for families.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byluvpink December 26, 2011
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11
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Great Series

This is a great series that has many good role models and educational value. There is some violence including in one episode in season 4 a hanging which may scare young children. Sexy stuff is at a minimum. There is some language at times. Overall an excellent family series.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byGERARD KENNELLY January 20, 2013
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8
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GREAT SHOW

amazing show will fill kids with positive ideas it is entertaining too never feels like a lecture
Educator and Parent Written byCommonSenseChristian December 31, 2012
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11
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This is One Doctor You'll Want an Appointment With

This is another great family show, especially for girls, who will find a strong, smart, yet feminine role model in Dr. Mike. What's interesting and compelling here is the educational value; Dr. Mike was "liberal" for her time and is often juxtaposed with characters who embrace things like bigotry and bias because they know nothing else (and for their era, alternative attitudes would often not exist). But Mike is rarely presented as the righteous judge figure; she actually gets along well with most of the town or can reconcile differences enough to help a loved one or patient. Mike also grows as a character; this somewhat head-ruled, headstrong doctor opens up and mellows out as she becomes an instant mom and later, a wife. The romance between Mike and Sully is tender, sweet, and refreshingly without premarital sexual action. There is, as noted, some violence, some of which crosses into cautionary territory (a KKK member forcibly cuts Grace's hair and the group tries to lynch Robert E). And younger kids may have trouble understanding some of the frontier values in the context of their own world. But for mature young people and their families, pull up a chair.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence