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Notes from the Underbelly

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Parenting anxieties played for laughs; just OK.

TV ABC Comedy 2007
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Full of rapid-fire quips and the occasional pratfall, this Los Angeles-set show taps into the worries and joys of new parenthood -- from losing your identity to providing for your family to choosing the right baby supplies -- with moderate success.

Notes from the Underbelly has an obvious demographic, and it's not kids or teens, but parents -- mostly new parents, or couples thinking about becoming parents. And for this specific group, the show hits a few bull's-eyes. But, for the most part, the characters are sometimes annoying and feel more like caricatures than real people.

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