Parents' Guide to

I Love Lucy

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Classic clowning from comic genius; for all ages.

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age 6+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 2+

I love Lucy... I realy do!:)

I love Lucy, I really do! I Love Lucy is one of the oldest series which began in the 1950’s. They are mostly in black and white, but the story line is so skillfully developed, you won't miss it not being in color. You have probably watched the re-runs for years, a comedy story of the life of Lucy and Desi and their struggles and friendships, and the ways they fill their time, the jobs they have, the roles they play in a typical family household of that period. The episodes were geared for families to watch together, so we see a good balance of family-friendly themes which children or adults would find enjoyable. I think Christian families would especially enjoy the series, because of the values portrayed. One theme that occurs on occasion, however, is the husband/wife jealousy topic which is not really anything to laugh about. Lucy does occasionally lie in the show, and then tries to justify it, which to me shows another very human aspect of the movie, it shows our concupiscence, and need for approval. Lucy was the first television series to show a pregnant mother on television, as it was highly questionable at the time. I believe this was a very good thing to be shown on television, showing all aspects and members and the beauty of a family. This emphasizes human dignity, in that it shows each person’s role, the importance of it, and of family life, and of friendships that honor the dignity of the human person, unlike many shows today. It shows excellent values and the importance of family life , projecting a positive attitude with the virtues of traditional values such as being a stay at home mom, the value of all workers in the workforce, such as Desi, whose career as a singer and bandleader was worthy of respect. There was a brief moment in an episode where the parents are teaching their child to pray. I would have enjoyed the program more, had they made faith more of a priority in the family life. We see in one episode when Lucy was having a baby; the love and care between Lucy and her husband, their expressions revealed truth over the concern and nervousness in awaiting a new chapter in their life, and the minor struggles they faced personally and yet together. Showing the realism of average families with the touch of comedy inspires people to enjoy family life which God created as one of the most fulfilling of experiences. He is the author of love and life, and surely wants our families to be joyful and full of purpose! We can all relate to the Lucy series because the show is forever motivated by and relevant to our experiences. Families over time share many of the same experiences: birthday parties, meeting new friends, cooking at home, switching jobs, babysitting, vacations, buying a car, or pursuing talents and interests. When I am tired and don't want to concentrate, I enjoy this show so much because it is light-hearted, heart-warming, and is just plain fun to watch.

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age 4+

Good but one time

So it is a good show but one episode Lucy and her husband had sex

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Despite its dated references and old-fashioned family dynamics, this show remains hilariously entertaining. Lucille Ball was one of the greatest comic actors of all time and so her physical comedy is timeless. Her antics in this pioneering show have made I Love Lucy one of the top sitcoms in TV history. If younger viewers can get past the black-and-white presentation, even the littlest kids will enjoy her goofy faces and silly mishaps.

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