Parents' Guide to

Everything's Gonna Be Okay

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Family love and acceptance, lots of romance in sweet series.

TV Freeform Drama 2020
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Depends on the kid

Great show!, I watched it with my 11 year old daughter we loved it!.apart from a few things I have nothing bad to say about it
age 18+

Not okay for kids or teens

Honestly, I was shocked this is even on a prime time tv let alone a family tv channel. I don't have kids and am a young 20 something, but if I did I wouldn't allow my kids to watch the show. Within the first few minutes of watching an episode young girls around 12/13 are talking about having sex, the older brother and guardian is having sex with his boyfriend on the kitchen table with his younger sisters around and he also okays his younger sister on the autism spectrum to bring to friends also on the autism spectrum over for a 3 some which screams consent issues and child endangerment. I hope this isn't actually normal in real life for kids nowadays, damn the world is scary. Glad I grew up when I did.

Is It Any Good?

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

Sweet without being saccharine, beautiful without turning pretentious, and charming without leaning cutesy, this gorgeous found-family series is a treat. Everything's Gonna Be Okay imagines a world where its characters are far from perfect, but they're accepted and loved anyway, quirks, downsides, and all. With her characteristic bluntness, Matilda is perhaps the most unusual of the sibling trio that forms the centerpiece of this show. When she tells little sis Genevieve she plans to ask out her crush and is informed that she doesn't know said crush well enough to ask him on a date yet, Matilda's bold enough to march right up to Luke at lunchtime where he's sitting with a crowd of cool-kid male friends and unleash a volley of questions about him. On a nastier, more typical show, this would have been the moment Luke's friends would have sniggered and Luke would have mocked Matilda. Instead, Luke recognizes Matilda's weirdness but appreciates it, summing her up: "You're awesome." And Matilda's so happy, she dances away.

Later, a grieving Nicholas hopes for a hug. But Matilda never really liked hugs, she says -- she just did it to make her dad happy, and now he's gone, so she was hoping to give them up. "Okay," Nicholas responds evenly. "But how can I get the feeling that I would have gotten when we hugged?" "Maybe we can dance together?" Matilda offers. Cue the dance music, with visuals of Matilda, Nicholas, and soon, a reluctant-at-first Genevieve ripping up handfuls of their dad's funeral flowers and throwing them up like confetti as they dance beneath. A world where limitations are recognized and faced honestly and where characters work together to figure out and then get what they need? Sign us up, we're all in.

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