Parents' Guide to

George Lopez

By Brenda Kienan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Standard-fare but groundbreaking sitcom about Latino family.

TV Syndicated Comedy 2002
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 11+

George Lopez review

All episodes are rated TV-PG. If there is one with just a PG in the beginning of the screen, that episode is OK for 9+. If it has a D, L, and/or S content descriptor, that episode is for 11+.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.
age 10+

It is PG

We let our son watch PG shows and this tests the limits. Topics that they cover include STD's, gay teens, teenage pregnancy, racism and many other topics that I really don't appreciate in a PG show but it does it in a comedic way and many of the innuendos do go over his head. We use it as a talking point and these are things our kids deal with and do know about.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (70 ):

The show uses humor and hard work to deal with the challenges and adversity faced by all working families, and that's the through line in this standard-fare sitcom. What sets this sitcom apart from the pack is that it broke ground by focusing on a Latino family, and its success paved the way for other Latino-focused shows. Still, some aspects ring true but unfortunately, some of the humor draws on eye-rolling, "wouldn't-you-know-it" Mexican jokes.

Perhaps George Lopez will turn out to be an early forerunner of a less over-done show, just as The Jeffersons preceded The Cosby Show. In the meanwhile, like The Jeffersons, George Lopez will go down in sitcom history as a step forward -- even if it's never a classic.

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