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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Sam used to be mean person, and she still occasionally acts mean unintentionally -- though she's trying to be better. She might yell or berate someone or just be rude. Peripheral characters are sometimes selfish and rude, too, but their behavior is meant to highlight Sam's attempts to better herself.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mild discussion of sex, including some innuendo. A character was cheating on her boyfriend. Some kissing and embracing.
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Occasional "damn," "bitch," and the like.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some drinking. One character drinks a lot, and other characters comment on this. Sam is a recovering alcoholic.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sitcom about an amnesiac who wants to become a better person occasionally deals with serious issues, like alcoholism and sexual affairs, but tends to treat the topics lightly. Expect frequent discussion of sex, including occasional mild innuendo. Couples sometimes kiss or embrace, and characters drink and hang out in bars. One character drinks frequently, and others joke about her being an alcoholic. Rare use of swear words like "damn" and "bitch."
Is It Any Good?
The show's somewhat silly premise is bolstered by Applegate's knack for comedy, which she honed during her days on Married... With Children. And while Samantha Who? doesn't shake the tired sitcom format, it still provides plenty of lightweight laughs.
Grown-up issues like alcoholism and affairs, along with several instances in which Sam is downright mean to others, make the show best for older teens and adults. That said, even these serious topics are treated lightly and don't get too edgy.
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