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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Bland family comedy has language, relies on stereotypes.

TV NBC Comedy 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 6+

Enjoy the Laughs

It's a relatable show, it's funny and two of my children names are in the show lol

This title has:

Great messages
age 14+

Not for kids

While the show is funny, it is in no way appropriate for young kids. Too much cursing and explicit language about drugs and sex. Netflix lists this a rated PG which it definitely is NOT.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (10):

This pretty predictable series, which is loosely based on Marlon Wayans' life, blandly updates the classic family-centered comedy. With the help of terms like "co-parenting," and consistently showing scenes of Marlon and Ashley together with the children, it weaves in the post-divorce narrative in a way that doesn't detract from the close family dynamic, but still allows it to be a central theme.

Despite the modern-day nuances, neither the conflict-inducing scenarios presented here, or their eventual resolutions, are very original. Wayans' comedy stylings add some energy to the show, though they sometimes comes across as a desperate attempt for a laugh. Ultimately, Marlon will appeal to Wayans' fans, but folks looking for a unique comedy won't find it here.

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