Good Trouble

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

age 15+

Fosters spin-off is a little racier but sweet and lovable.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 15+

sell outs

this show is a waste of time. it is clear they are paid to throw things into the script to sway the viewers on certain topics. other than that it is okay, but mediocre. overall, it isnt worth the waste of time and you can easily find something better to watch.
age 13+


In my opinion I believe this show really represents problems in the world, this will give your child a new perspective on what the real world is like, some people are saying it’s too political but I believe that the world is political and it’s very good to be educated on it. The show talks about racism, diversity, poverty, justice system, which in my opinion is what every single person needs to know about. Media and shows is the biggest way to portray a good message and this show explains it all. It will teach your children about feminism about how if you want to live in the city it’s very expensive and you will make it work. keep in mind it is a TV show so the sex you’re going to see you and it is very much Ok, you should not shelter your kids from sex. Sex is just one of the many things that is portrayed in our every day lives no matter if your kids are at school or they’re here on the streets it’s something that’s going to be seen and said. Let your children and even you watch a show it might change your aspect some views it might make you think a little differently and how the world works but please do not shelter kids from these kind of shows.

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