Life Unexpected

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Family drama is edgy, earnest -- and aimed at adults.

CW Drama 2010

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 14+

Life predicable

There isn't much to add based on what other people have already said you can get a good glimpse of how the show is. After the 1st few episodes the show gets pretty predictable but I loved the show. However, I definitely don't think it's "for kids". The teens on the show are just as or more mature than the adults so the line between adult/teen parent/child is often severely blurred. There is a lot of nonchalant teen drinking (beer/wine) often with the parents or other adults present. Most (2/3) of the main characters' (16) boyfriend's are adults(18 & 23). The main problem with this show is that there is a lack of any one person who could be considered a positive role model. Every character has some type of issue some of which are very dark and serious. This show really shines a light on kids who have the grow up too fast. Trying to get emancipated at 16 is pretty much the definition of growing up too fast. If you don't want your kid exposed to that then I would not recommend this.
age 17+


Absolutely love this show, really wished there were more seasons! I’ve never gone this far as to rate a show but this show is so worth rating. If I could rate higher out of 5 stars I would!!!!!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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