Lassie (1954)

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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age 5+

One collie, 20 years of old-fashioned family adventures.

Hulu Drama 1954

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Fine show in general, but look out for a few problem areas.

This show may or may not appeal to kids today. It'll probably appeal to some kids, but definitely not to others. 1950s values, both good and bad, are shown. Many of the show's values are good, such as leadership, loyalty, patriotism, hard work and looking out for others. Other values are less admirable, such as the nonexistence of nonwhites. Then there are the outdated roles of men and women. If gender-specific tasks were the only issue, all you'd have to do would be to tell children that times were different then. But a few things about this series, such as men not even wanting anything to do with certain aspects of the "women's 'sphere'", this gender stereotyping goes somewhat beyond "mere" gender tasks and gender roles. This is pretty much a "know your kid" show. More details can be found in my review of TIMMY AND LASSIE.

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