TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Dysfunctional family dramedy oozes booze, drugs, and sex.

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 67 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 185 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Everyone here is dramatic

Shameless may have several sex scenes and a lot of drug use but overall it has a great plot and talks about several real-life situations that are never really talked about in shows. So overall I think this show should be watched with adult supervision for kids but with that, I think kids can learn about real-life situations which is needed.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+

Ages 13+

Personally, I will admit that there is some pretty graphic content in this show. Children under the age of 13 probably shouldn’t watch it yet, but 13 and up is a good age because they need to learn about this kind of stuff, how drugs can affect you, sex, etc. things that they will probably be going through in the next year or 2. Overall, it was a very good show!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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