Parents' Guide to


By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sperm-donor sitcom mixes crass laughs, heartwarming moments.

TV CW Comedy 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+


so goood

This title has:

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

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

SEED attaches a punch line to many of the legal and emotional issues surrounding artificial insemination and nontraditional family life. Harry faces some life-changing questions when his unknown offspring suddenly burst into his life, and consequently he has to make decisions that alter his own course. He wrestles with responsibility and his new status as a role model, as the kids' established parents struggle to accept Harry's new position in their lives. Predictably it's all very light-hearted and meant to entertain, but it also touches on some topics that can be relevant to teens, especially when it comes to the greater picture of facing the unintended consequences of sexual activity.

As for teens' readiness for Seed's content, this is a textbook case in knowing yours. The show's nonchalance about sexuality and conception could send the wrong messages to some teens, and Harry's no angel, despite the strides he makes in being more responsible as the show evolves. Ultimately it will make you laugh, even if it does so at the expense of sensitive and serious issues.

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