Parents' Guide to

Mike & Molly

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sitcom charms when the focus is on love, not fat.

TV CBS Comedy 2010
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 15+

Molly ruined entire show.

I really liked the first couple seasons of Mike and Molly...but then it became all about this pushy woman who did whatever she wanted without ever considering anyone else espepecially her husband while spending them into 1000's of dollars of debt. She wasn't funny, she wasn't lovable...the whole world had to revolve around her or else. It had such a great beginning.
age 15+

Mostly funny..favorite season is 1,3,4

Too much drinking going on, which I think is bad for young kids. Molly is very disrespectful a lot of times.. Too much sex talk which may be inappropriate for younger children

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Like most other sitcoms, Mike & Molly is taking a gamble on a gimmick. But in this case, that gimmick is an ongoing romance between two plus-sized people who meet at Overeaters Anonymous. (Insert requisite "fat joke" here.) And while it's not necessarily done in poor taste, it's a shame that a show about two people who don't fit the traditional leading-role body types chooses to play the weight card so heavy-handedly.

As a result, you're sometimes left wondering whether you're laughing at Mike and Molly or with them -- and we'd like to think most viewers will choose the latter. Because if you strip away the fact that the leads are locked in a love affair with food, the show is really more about their romantic journey as two formerly lonely people and less about the fact that they're "fat." The real message is much bigger than that.

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