Parents' Guide to

My Life with the Walter Boys

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teen-friendly romance in uncomplicated, soapy drama.

TV Netflix Drama 2023
My Life with the Walter Boys: Jackie is shown in the center, with Cole over her left shoulder, and Alex over her right; at the bottom of all three appear the words "My Life with the Walter Boys"

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 16+

Not as advertised

I was so excited to watch this with my daughters. It is so frustrating that there is just no clean shoes out there today to watch… they are all filled with sex, cheating and lies amongst other things… This would be appropriate for a 16+… the content is too mature for a 13yr old… The oldest son sleeps around, cheats on his girlfriend with her best friend does poorly in school and has a terrible attitude. The other brother falls in love with another young man When he sees him shirtless… Couldn’t make it past halfway through the third episode… just so frustrating that there is no family friendly shows out there anymore…
age 14+

Glorifies Dysfunction, alcohol consumption, sex and homosexuality.

Decent story line orphaned NYC girl meets big family country life in CO. But unfortunately it’s another show that glorifies dysfunction and misbehavior. Oldest son is a total wimp I can’t even bare to watch those parts. As well as the epileptic gay son and his super fem acting boy friend. The girl which is now technically the step sister is in love with two of the boys in the house. Weird !! I wouldn’t let my kids watch it. As if all teenager are completely dysfunctional, sex addicts and alcoholics. It’s sad that nowadays teen shows are all about that. Can’t recommend!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (21 ):

A tragic accident puts a teen girl in "boy heaven" (as one character puts it) in this predictable but easygoing rom-commy teen series. In My Life with the Walter Boys, ambitious high school sophomore Jackie loses her whole nuclear family (mom, dad, and sister). On the other hand, her new foster family is chockablock with romantic possibilities: six appropriately-aged male pseudo brothers who -- and this is key -- Jackie is not really related to. Will she wind up with Danny the brooding actor, Alex the "bookish shy guy," or Cole, the new faux sibling introduced in lingering camera shots that leer at his beauty.

It's clear at once that Jackie's going to be faced with an Edward vs. Jacob type choice between the difficult bad boy and the sweet Alex, though it's amusing enough to watch it play out between these charming young actors, Rodriguez in particular. LaLonde also seems destined to draw squeals from a certain percentage of the teen viewing population; in a different era, his face might stare out from teen fan magazines. It all goes down quite easily in a show that's hardly breaking any new ground but is enjoyable nonetheless, particularly for teen viewers hoping for uncomplicated romantic thrills.

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