A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It highlights the importance of following your dreams, and how scary it can be when you do it. Family, friendship, and working hard are all themes, too.
Positive Role Models
Tom Smallwood has a dream, but wants to follow it while being a responsible husband and parent. His mother has concerns; overall, though, his family and friends are supportive.
The Smallwoods are White; Archie and other secondary characters are Black.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some suggestive content, like references to getting pregnant after dating for a month, and talk about honeymoon activities. Some of this will fly over young kids' heads.
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Words like "ass" and "pissed" are audible.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer drinking is visible, and smoking pot is referenced.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that How We Roll is a sitcom based on the life of pro bowler Tom Smallwood. It features some innuendo (only some of which will go over kids' heads), some strong language, drinking, and references to smoking pot. It also features positive messages about family, friendship, and following your dreams.
Is It Any Good?
The lighthearted series highlights the ups and downs that come with taking big risks in hopes of reaching one's dreams. It uses humor to showcases the dynamics of the tight-knit family, along with the challenges that come with trying to make a living on the pro-bowling circuit. But while the messages are positive, the writing is sometimes flat, and the punch lines don't always work. Nonetheless, if you're looking for a series with some heart, How We Roll may fit the bill.
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