Raven's Home

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Energetic sequel offers well-rounded laughs for families.
 Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 10 reviews

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Educational value

Intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive messages

Raven and Chelsea's unorthodox family structure works for them and their kids, and Raven's relationship with her ex-husband gives a positive impression of co-parenting. The tweens deal with average middle school troubles, all with the support of their parents and with good messages.

 

Positive role models & representations

Raven is a conscientious and affectionate parent, always striving to ensure her kids' happiness and general well-being. Chelsea's flighty nature makes her less responsible (she often relies on her son to do the parenting), but she has a good heart.

 

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
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Consumerism

The series is a sequel to That's So Raven.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Raven's Home is a spin-off of Disney favorite That's So Raven, welcoming Raven-Symoné back to the small screen as a somewhat harried divorcée who's joined forces with her best friend, Chelsea, to raise their kids. Chelsea's continued naivety and Raven's clairvoyance -- and the shenanigans that her visions prompt -- still entertain even in their adult years, but the show gives just as much attention to the three kids and their various troubles, keeping the content varied and the appeal broad-based. Raven and Chelsea have different parenting styles, but they're both devoted moms and positive role models in their own way.

User Reviews

Educator Written byBold&Beautiful ... July 24, 2017

Funny and Entertaining Disney Channel Sitcom For the Whole Family

This Sitcom has truly hooked and Impressed Me So Far. As We all know nowadays Disney has went downhill, and the show a bunch of unfunny and stupid Stuff. The Fi... Continue reading
Adult Written byrebma97 July 29, 2017

Okay spinoff

While this spinoff isn't as good as That's So Raven, it's still a decent show. Fans of That's So Raven will be excited to see that fan favor... Continue reading
Adult Written byprincesscupcake683 July 24, 2017

Yup. Disney Channel is on the road to redemption.

With Andi Mack and Raven's Home, Disney Channel is trying to make up for all those half-assed sitcoms they have put out in the last five years. I'm go... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byits_inc July 29, 2017

Nostalgia Infusing Comedy is HILARIOUS!

This show is FANTASTIC, probably will turn out as good as Andi Mack. 2017 is DC's folks! D.C. IS BACK!!!

What's the story?

RAVEN'S HOME stars Raven-Symoné as Raven Baxter, all grown up and now the mother of 11-year-old twins, Booker (Isaac Brown) and Nia (Navia Robinson). When their respective marriages dissolve around the same time, Raven and her best friend, Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol), combine households and raise their kids -- the twins plus Chelsea's son, Levi (Jason Maybaum) -- together. This bustling home never lacks activity or its fair share of chaos, only some of which can be attributed to the three middle schoolers. For while Raven is all grown up, she's still Raven, whose glimpses of the future still lead her into wacky predicaments she doesn't foresee, and whose gift of clairvoyance she has unknowingly passed on to her son.

Is it any good?

One of Disney's favorite leading ladies makes a triumphant return to the screen in this spin-off that's excellent family entertainment. That's So Raven fans will find plenty more of what they loved about the original series in this sharply written sitcom that plays up the woes of adulting and tween trials in a surprisingly great balance. And now not only is Raven inspired to knee-jerk reactions to her visions, but her son is learning to cope with his unexpected new power as well, all to predictably hilarious results.

Physical comedy, hyperbole, quirkiness, and Raven-Symoné's remarkable charisma on-screen account for a lot of Raven's Home's appeal, but this isn't a superficial show. Many of its more subtle characteristics stand out as well, in particular the way it presents Raven and Chelsea's unique family structure. It's nontraditional and chaotic at times, but it works for them, and that's what matters, both in the real world and in the notoriously challenging endeavor of appealing to viewers of different ages. Happily Raven's Home hits the mark, putting itself in deserved contention for families' attention.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Raven's Home and other shows like it represent families. How does your family structure compare to the one in this series? Do you have friends you consider family?

  • What positive qualities do you see in Raven and Chelsea as parents? How do they encourage communication with their kids? Why is communication an important character strength

  • In what ways does this show strive to appeal to the whole family? Does your family struggle to find entertainment you can enjoy together? What are some of your group favorites?

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