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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teamwork is important. Good friends can help you stay true to yourself.
Positive Role Models
Alicia finds teaching a challenge, but she's willing to put in the time for her students. The debate kids support each other, though they sometimes have disagreements.
Main characters are from diverse backgrounds, including Latino, Black, Filipino, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some flirting and teen relationships.
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"Asshat" and other insults.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Head of the Class is a reboot of the 1980s series about an inexperienced teacher (Isabella Gomez, One Day at a Time) assigned to a class of advanced high school students. Viewers can expect teen issues like popularity and relationships to be addressed. Language includes insults like "asshat."
Is It Any Good?
While similar sitcom reboot One Day at a Time rose above its laugh track, this series doesn't quite get there. The "students are smarter than the teacher" concept simply played a lot better 30 years ago, and the writing isn't nearly sharp enough to give this show the edge it needs to truly appeal to its target audience: teens.
Another quibble: This sitcom school isn't meant to be realistic, of course, but it also burns to see a well-appointed library and a class size of six students while many modern-day American classrooms are overflowing and schools understaffed. That said, the cast's diversity is notable, and the debate classmates accept each other as they are.
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