Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Fast-talking revival retains lots of original's charm.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 13+

Manic But Very Real

Great show. There must be a change in the writer lineup, because the quality of the writing is a bit manic. However, the acting makes up for the periodic lack of substance. As a Christian father of two daughters, warning, this show is raw, sex implied, but full of real life. I like the complexity and the thought provoking content. The show forces all to take a look at real issues facing most youth. Hey show creators, please add to the mix the utter destruction of social media, and the dark side of teenagers defined by the impersonal screen. Overall, I recommend this show, but it is not Mayberry, so be prepared for real life surprises.

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