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By Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Tired comedy full of drug references, teen stereotypes.

TV CBS Comedy 2019
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A good cast is wasted in this tired, tone-deaf comedy. Teen Shannon is an ungrateful know-it-all whose wisecracks about older people, meaning anyone over 25, are unimaginative, ignorant, and often mean-spirited. And while other characters call her out on behavior, the punchline, and last word, usually goes to Shannon.

Besides the clichéd rebellious teenager schtick, much of the other comedy in FAM comes from jokes about parental neglect and fathers not being capable of raising kids. Humor that relies on these kinds of stereotypes was tired in the '80s, but now it just comes off as irresponsible and lacking any understanding of the current social climate.

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