Parents' Guide to

Me and My Grandma

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

YouTube star's sitcom is plagued with stale storylines.

TV YouTube Comedy 2017
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Social media stars may have huge influence on kid audiences these days, but this show is proof positive that a big online following doesn't automatically translate into a quality sitcom. Since Gutowski has over 12 million followers on her YouTube channel, her series will likely appeal to her fan base -- but those outside the realm of the vlogger's network may find the predictable storylines and cardboard characters a bit harder to swallow.

The target audience for Me and My Grandma is unlikely to remember Rhea Perlman from her days on Cheers -- they've seen her in Matilda, maybe -- but she's a sharp and gifted comedic actress who struggles here under the weight of the cliché-filled dialogue and predictable storylines. Gutowski isn't without talent: She's playful and amiable as a YouTube personality, but her presence here is a bit stiff and one-note. Overall, the takeaway is that we've seen these types of stories before -- an improbable pair teams up to achieve a common goal and earns laughs along the way -- and it's been done better.

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