Parents' Guide to

Outmatched

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Stale comedy has stereotypes, mild sex, drinking, pot.

TV Fox Comedy 2020
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Why is no one mentioning the low key pedophilia/child molestation jokes?

Seriously. Episode 5... joking about adults having sex with a minor. If you don’t think this is wrong, you’re part of the problem.
age 10+

It’s Fine For Tweens.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The stale family situation comedy features the antics of parents raising teenagers who are much more intellectually advanced than they are. But the lack of smart writing leads to some lifeless one-liners and flat punchlines, which are emphasized by the laugh track. The characters who are not considered geniuses appear extremely simpleminded, while the gifted children's Sheldon Cooper-like arrogance is more off-putting than amusing thanks to their sense of entitlement. Meanwhile, contemporary activities (like Mike's pot vaping) fail to keep the show from feeling dated thanks to the use of Revenge Of The Nerds-inspired personages and other tired stereotypes. Ultimately, Outmatched fails to consistently deliver on laughs, and those looking for some chuckle-worthy TV entertainment would be wise to skip it.

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