Parents' Guide to

One on One

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Silly sitcom feels fake, but teens might enjoy.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

When tv was honest !

The show is cute and silly enough to enjoy as a family.. It also touches topics both adults and kids deal with separately and together. Highlights lows and highs of parenting.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (7 ):

As with many sitcoms, the show's storylines are somewhat predictable and the conflicts over-dramatized. One on One feels particularly forced -- almost as if you were watching the show from the stage below as the actors shouted their lines into the audience and walked in carefully choreographed steps across the set. Nothing feels real, from the dialogue to the relationships. And while the series' overall messages are positive -- it promotes friendship, doing well in school, and successful independence -- the humor too often relies on destructive stereotypes.

While the show keeps it pretty clean overall -- the characters drink soda at parties and usually say "darn" when they're upset -- sexual language and innuendo play a heavy role. One of the friends, Darrell "D-Money" McGinty (Ray J. Norwood, brother to singer Brandy) has a crush on Breanna, and as she works to get over her relationship with Arnaz, D-Money makes constant sexual remarks to her, referring to "sexual healing" and "lying in bed together naked."

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