Parents' Guide to

Raising Hope

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Quirky family sitcom about young dad has lots of heart.

TV Fox Comedy 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 16+

Concern for certain influences.

My 11 yr old had a friend over for the weekend who introduced this to my daughter. After a couple of episodes, I told them I wasn't ok with it and to watch something else. This is not for younger kids, and younger kids don't have the maturity to know what's best for them or not. It's why they don't have jobs and support families, but rather they have parents who are there to make decisions for their best interests. This show has heavy influences in wrong directions, such as making lying into something funny, encouraging the belief that chasing someone else's significant other is ok, borderline pornography and sexual influence, etc, etc. Thereis already enough idiocracy in the world, and shows that influence stupidity. Our younger, and most easily influenced, children should be raised to be a bit more respectable and better decision makers. They shouldn't be watching things that are misguiding about life choices.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

Binge worthy

Great show, a little iffy for younger kids but ok for older kids

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (21):

Raising Hope has plenty of madcap comedy to offer thanks to the antics of its eccentric cast of characters. But amidst all the quips and zaniness is a heartfelt story about a young man who willingly takes responsibility for his child and about a family who, despite all its problems, genuinely cares enough to help him throughout this journey.

Some of the show's slapstick-like humor comes from stereotypes about lower-income families, as well as topics like teen/unwed pregnancy and aging. But these themes are offered within the context of learning life lessons, growing up, and discovering what it really means to be a parent. Best of all, the show successfully offers these lessons in a way that's both funny and heartfelt.

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