Parents' Guide to

Life with Derek

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Modern day Brady Bunch from the teen perspective.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

Good morals presented with real family-centered issues for children.

This show will keep children's attention at tween to teen ages. It does not include many "adult" references, but does involve teenage struggles, like first boyfriends/girlfriends, parties, and appropriate games/movies.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 8+

Life with Derek...

We had a discussion about blended families after watching this show. With our younger ones it was as simple as (sometimes mommies and daddies aren't happy and can't figure out problems, they go find someone else to start over with)

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (20 ):

Sibling issues are bound to touch a nerve with tween and teen viewers who experience sibling wars in their own households. Casey is smart, idealistic, and a budding feminist who demands to be treated equally. Derek gets under her skin with his posters of girls in bathing suits on his bedroom walls, love of video games like "Babe Raider," and sugary sweet patronizing manner with girls.

LIFE WITH DEREK is a show that kids will relate to and find funny. But be prepared for them observing teen behavior including talk about attractions to the anatomy of the opposite sex and girls wearing skimpy outfits to impress boys. Bottom line: This is mostly fine, but you may want to preview before you share with your kids under age 10.

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