Green Eggs and Ham

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Charming book-inspired series has cross-generational appeal.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 20 reviews

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age 7+

Green Eggs And Ham Is Worth The Watch, Season 1 & 2 Review

Season 2 of Green Eggs and Ham is out. Like season one it had its share of language, a little beer, and a little bit of scandal. Watching this show with my child was an interesting experience as you can see there are many hidden "easter eggs" for adults that will probably be missed completely by a child. These are moments that point to things going on in our current culture. Essentially, the entire premise is about two sides or two groups of "people" who don't like each other. In this case, it is because of which side they butter their toast on. They have a wall built between them and never really see each other but make a lot of assumptions. However, they try to attack each other with bombs. It also takes a stance on the Romeo and Juliet love story as the two main characters, or "the kids" as the narrator calls them are always sneaking around together, exploring one side of the wall. Their's is a forbidden love as each of them is from a different side of the wall, or toast issue. There were a few weird moments, like Sam and Pam. At first, you think Pam will be the love interest of Sam, but then she ends up being his mother who abandoned him as a child. Sam has some weird moments with the other characters, like getting lost in Loka's eyes, etc. Over all these are little moments, kids really wouldn't pick up on and it is a really funny, colorful show for kids. It is outlandish and has a very "Dr. Suess" like plot. I have always been a fan of the books. I had no hesitations with my child watching this series a second time and I am pretty picky with the TV shows and movies we play.
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age 10+

Scary

I don’t know where to start. The main character hallucinates in the desert and the road becomes alive with what it looked like a bunch of eyes made from green eggs with a scary sort of demonic voice. There is a bipolar wolf who’s dating a chicken and has very large sharp teeth. He wants to eat the eggs but he shouldn’t so he goes to his house after an argument with his girlfriend (the chicken). He has an altar with hundreds of candles all over the place and pulls out his sharp claws and goes on a rant tearing up a pillow with so much anger while screaming then he goes and pulls out a new pillow from a stack he has (pointing out this happens a on a regular basis) then plays a meditation tape to try “control” his anger and hunger for the eggs but doesn’t seem to work very well. There is a girl that lies to her mom and seems to get so annoyed with her presence. They go to an amusement park and the machine sort of brakes and spins too fast, at some point the girl asks her mom “are we dead mom?” And the mom replies “I don’t think so”. The word stupid is used a lot. I think is too dark for little kids. Definitely not for 7yo

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
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