Parents' Guide to

Party of Five

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Soapy but heartfelt classic series has teen angst, some sex.

TV Hulu, Netflix Drama 1994
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

Not bad

A good drama about a family sticking together I like how Jennifer love Hewitt was on the show. Good drama.

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

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

This Golden Globe-winning teen drama offers lots of angsty moments as the cast struggles to grow up under difficult circumstances. The show's stories frequently contain life lessons about things like sex, drinking, and other teen-oriented issues. However, it distinguishes itself by featuring young people having to proactively negotiate some extraordinarily difficult circumstances, and shows how working as a family allows them to do so in ways that are both positive and meaningful.

Party of Five has a very '90s vibe to it, which will potentially make it feel sappy and dated to a new generation of viewers. But viewers old and new may find the younger versions of some popular actors, including folks who appeared in later seasons, like Jennifer Love Hewitt and Scott Grimes, kind of fun. Nonetheless, if you were a fan of the show when it originally aired, watching it again offers a nostalgic experience that will probably make you smile.

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