Our Little Life

TV review by
Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Little parents are family-friendly, but a little bit bland.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The show challenges stereotypes and reinforces self-reliance and courage in the face of constant adversity. It also raises awareness of what it's like to be a little person living among average-sized family members.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Because of their size, Craig and Becky have to overcome everyday obstacles that most other parents don't have to face. But Becky's tone with Craig can be condescending when she's feeling "moody," making her a less-than-perfect role model when it comes to communication.

Violence
Sex
Language

Very occasional, very mild language like "butt."

Consumerism

Brands like Chili's restaurant occasionally pop up in the course of the couple's daily lives.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some social drinking, but not much. There's talk of Becky being "wild" before she married Craig, "stumbling out of bars" and "dancing in cages."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a rare reality show families can watch together, but kids won't be terribly interested in the show's primary focus: being a parent. That said, there are positive messages to be had about overcoming adversity and shattering stereotypes.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7 year old Written byhgmommy1 August 10, 2010

sarcastic and degrading wife...

This show is yet ANOTHER example of a poor husband wife relationship. The wife is rude and constantly degrading the husband who is trying his best- but still co... Continue reading
Parent of a 15 year old Written byMommy 41 August 9, 2010
very demanding wife, shows little respect for her husband. very selfish person.perhaps she should take a seat back and reflect how she comes across, be thankful... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old May 13, 2010

sweet show with laughs and crys!

i love this show!!!! but also has some laughs in it! i was kinda consernd when they didnt know if charlei was a little or big person.... BUT ITS ALL GOOD HIS GO... Continue reading

What's the story?

OUR LITTLE LIFE revisits little couple Craig and Becky Hennon -- who previously appeared in the reality series Little Parents, First Baby and Little People, Big Pregnancy -- as they raise their average-sized infant son, Charlie, in suburban Ohio. The show follows Craig and Becky as they tackle the challenges of everyday life, with Becky working full-time and Craig staying home to raise Charlie.

Is it any good?

With so many other reality series on television, a new show has to have something really special to make it stand out. But it can't just rest on a gimmick or -- even worse -- on a constant state of conflict between characters; the subjects themselves have to pique our interest and make us care about what happens to them from week to week. And that's where Our Little Life misses the mark.

There's no denying Craig and Becky's size -- or the fact that Charlie will someday tower over them. But based on the first episode, at least, their lives are disappointingly average. Maybe that proves that they're just like everyone else...in which case, there's nothing here you haven't seen before.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how this program compares with other shows about "little" parents, including Little People, Big World and The Little Couple. Which program would you rather watch, and why?

  • What are some commonly-held stereotypes about little people? How does a show like this one help broaden people's minds?

  • Why are reality shows about little people suddenly so popular? Do you think the Hennons deserve their own show?

TV details

For kids who love family life

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