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Playing House

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Two besties and a baby comedy is saucy but sweet.

TV USA Comedy 2014
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+
Great family friendly show

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Viewers may (or may not -- it didn't last longl) remember St. Clair and Parham from heir short-lived NBC sitcom Best Friends Forever. If so, you may recall that the two have positively potent comic chemistry, perhaps because they're real-life best friends who created both that show and this one together. So it's no surprise that Playing House has a refreshing ladies'-first feeling that brings a kind of sweetness to jokes that liken Maggie's pregnant boobs to a waterbed.

In addition to the adorable interplay between the show's two leading ladies, the plot points are absurdly funny without being sitcom cliche antic, such as an attempt to de-raccoon a child's playhouse, or a local mystery involving disappearing garden gnomes. Yes, there are some pretty rude jokes, but the whole feeling of the show is fizzy, funny and cute, sorta like a slightly-cleaned-up network TV version of Bridesmaids. It's worth a watch for parents, and maybe even a space on your DVR schedule.

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