A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Mixed messages -- characters lead generally moral, straight-laced lives, but gold-digging and other stereotypically female behavior is used for laughs without being critically examined.
Violence & Scariness
Some jokey talk about beating up a woman of whom the main character is jealous.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One character in particular makes many sexual comments. One show deals with main characters' decision to have sex. Frequent innuendoes.
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Occasional mild swearing ("ass," "hell") and some sexual talk.
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Products & Purchases
Current R&B/hip-hop star performs briefly in one episode.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although this series deals with teens on their own for the first time, it's relatively tame when it comes to drinking, adult language, and sexual activity. But it does contain a good deal of sexual innuendo and relationship drama that may not be appropriate for younger viewers. And some of the messages about those topics are confusing or potentially destructive (like when a character pushes up her breasts before going to meet a man she likes, saying "rise and shine, girls, we've got work to do").
Is It Any Good?
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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