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Parents' Guide to

Head of the Class (2021)

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

OK classroom reboot has diverse cast, flat jokes.

TV Max Comedy 2021
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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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