Parents' Guide to

Just Roll with It

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Family-friendly themes, laughs sell sitcom/improv series.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Anyone older than 12 will probably not like this show

I'm turning 21 in a few months and I'm not the target audience for this show, but that doesn't mean Disney Channel shouldn't at least try to make shows that appeal to older audiences as well as kids. I give the show credit for a non-stereotyped, racially diverse, blended family, as well as Rachel and Byron breaking gender stereotypes, and the actors do seem to be at least trying, but my praise for the show ends there. Just Roll With It tried too hard to be funny and instead ended up being annoying, obnoxious and overly hyperactive. I found myself cringing and thinking, "What the hell did I just see?" instead of laughing. You probably won't find a child older than 12 wanting to sit through this show. Disney Channel canceled Andi Mack, an actual quality show with themes that kids are never too young to learn about, due to complaints from Donald Trump fawning mothers, but they're promoting Just Roll With It? Honestly, Andi Mack, Raven's Home, Sydney to the Max and Stuck in the Middle are the only quality sitcoms Disney Channel has made in recent years, but with the exception of those shows, the network hasn't had a good quality sitcom since Austin and Ally.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This unique sitcom/improvisational series plays out a little like the Choose Your Own Adventure books, except that the cast hands over control of their fate to the entire audience. It's a brave endeavor that yields a lot of laughs, but it can be a bit jarring to the fluidity of the story. Even so, the interruptions are fairly minimal (typically three or so per episode), and the cast does a capable job of rolling with what befalls them.

What impresses even more than the show's comic shtick is Just Roll with It's strong family-related themes of communication, responsibility, and forgiveness. As a blended family, the characters encounter their share of bumps in the road -- conflicting parenting styles, a kid's manipulative rebellion, and so on -- but they're dedicated to making their relationships work and they meet their challenges head on. This exceedingly pleasant series is a fun pick for families looking for something a little different from the typical sitcom.

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