Lincoln Heights

TV review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Message-heavy drama about life in the 'hood.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 17+

Not well written and casting is bad

First off, who actually *goes* BACK to the hood to live once they are out? Most of us actually stay out once we have the chance. So whoever wrote this has no clue about a couple of things. Also, the characters are pretty annoying and there’s unnecessary sexual conduct. Why do we have to physically see a married couple getting frisky? Cant you be way more subtle. I had to stop after mid-season 1 when their youngest daughter somehow got kidnapped and is called a B-word multiple times. Smh. ABC family just pushes the limit on everything. This isn’t even being what they like to call “controversial” in a good way because for some odd reason in this country when TV shows take it too far it becomes something everyone wants to watch. Doesn’t make any sense. All in all, ridiculous show AND network.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Refreshing

The cast illustrates the various beauty that comes with the multitude of shades and hues we come in. The plots are not too corny, a bit contrived and overdone, but it still refreshing seeing African-Americans tackling some of these issues. I like how the family is shown as not another exaggeration of us all living in the hood trying to overcome severe poverty, skirting the lines of legality just to "survive". This show is a delicate balance of working class genuine family life. I'll keep watching...

This title has:

Great messages

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