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By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Family comedy finds laughter in trying situations.

TV WB Comedy 2001
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 14+

Very Entertaining

age 6+

A family show

This is a good family comedy.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (28):

Reba plays to an audience that can relate to, or even feel comforted by, her less-than-perfect situation by offering a down-home view of Middle America, complete with cluttered kitchens, cheating men, old-fashioned ideals, and divorce. It also incorporates some very modern humor, and features a few characters that reflect a more contemporary southern heritage, thus giving it wider viewer appeal.

It's definitely funny, but it also touches on some serious topics like teen pregnancy, alcoholism, and depression, in a way that is both thoughtful and responsible. As a result, the overall series offers a fun and positive experience that reminds you that laughter may not fix your problems, but it may help you survive them.

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