Friday Night Lights

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Poignant football drama scores; OK for teens.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 16+

Please watch with kids to discuss themes

I am glad I am watching this show with my 13, 15, and 17 year old daughters. There is a lot of teen drinking and several instances with adults having sex with minors. The adult/teen relationships are rarely discussed as inappropriate or illegal. My 17 year old asked my the adults don’t care that the kids are drinking all the time. The show has a lot of positive aspects and opens the door for great dialogue with teens. Without parent interaction I would caution allowing kids to watch it alone. It gives the appearance that casual sex and underage drinking are the norm and without consequences.

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Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+


I think it is disgusting how this is shown to be a family show, its disgusting that every movie and tv show has sexual stuff in it like COME ON it supports human trafficking and sex sells nowadays unfortunately which is terrible its on commercials TV movies almost every tv and movie has it, definitely too much to be considered a family show, its not my value nor my desire to watch someone else GET IT ON on screen it should be done between you and your partner only NOT something that should be viewed as ENTERTAINMENT, it is not something I want my kid to see, besides do people really need to be sexually stimulated visually while watching a drama series I don't think so, not a prude just am against this SEX STUFF be seen as entertainment

This title has:

Too much sex

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