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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sitcom's risque content makes it iffy for young teens.

TV Freeform Comedy 2009
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On paper, this show's plot bears strong similarity to Friends -- but don't get too excited about the possibility of a new classic sitcom just yet. Roommates feels more like a cheap knock-off; dull writing, predictable stories, and the so-so cast ensure that it's easily forgettable.

Because all of the main characters are twenty-somethings with raging hormones, much of the show's content -- and humor -- is rooted in sexuality, including plenty of premarital sex. Dating is more about physical pleasure than emotional stability, sending potentially iffy messages to teens about mutually respectful relationships. If your teens do watch, take the opportunity to talk with them about the benefits and responsibilities of young adulthood.

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