Parents' Guide to

Gary Unmarried

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Post-divorce sitcom is optimistic and funny.

TV CBS Comedy 2008
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (1 ):

Garry Unmarried is an amusing look at some of the challenges that men face when facing life after marriage. Overall, it sends a positive message about how it's possible for ex-spouses to get along with each other and put their children above everything else. That said, the show does fall back on some stereotypes about divorced couple: Allison often comes across as a controlling ex-wife and strict parent, while Gary is presented as the kids' fun, rule-bending father who lacks the intuition to understand his progeny's needs.

Despite these iffy characterizations and sometimes-biting quips between the exes -- plus some innuendo, drinking, and marital tension -- the show offers an optimistic, heartfelt view of one man's life and relationships. Although much of the racier content will go over kids' head, it's still mature enough that it's a more age-appropriate fit for young teens mature enough to handle the material.

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