A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The parents aren't much more mature than their teenage kids, offering questionable role models. But the underlying messages is that it's important to maintain family ties because you're always going to need your family to look after you.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
The parents and even their eldest child make sexual jokes. The oldest teenage daughter has called her parents "horndogs" and has a sexual relationship with her boyfriend. Strippers and pornography have cropped up from time to time.
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Mild: Words like "crap hole" are used.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while the kids' mother and father are loving and attentive, they often garner laughs with their sarcasm, immaturity, and tales of occasional carelessness. This might turn off adults who want their kids to be exposed to Married... With Children, this show isn't nearly as envelope-pushing as its predecessor, but it still might raise some eyebrows.
Is It Any Good?
Grounded for Life has a gruff exterior -- Sean is often pretty tough and sarcastic with the kids, and both parents take a "tough love" attitude when their brood act up. In one episode, for example, attention-getter Lily complains about how her mother, who has a new baby on the way, isn't cherishing her, and instead of tuning into Lily's needs, Claudia brushes them to the side. But underneath the Married... With Children vibe are some important lessons about loyalty, patience, and familial trust.
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