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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Infidelity is a major theme in the show, though it's clearly portrayed as a negative. Some of the show's humor is based in stereotypes -- both race-based and gender-based.
Positive Role Models
Sherri is a strong, independent woman and a good mother. She and her friends/co-workers are very supportive of each other. That said, other characters definitely have their flaws -- including Sherri's ex, who cheated on her.
Violence & Scariness
Sherri constantly talks about wanting to kill her ex-husband and face his girlfriend, but most of the confrontations are pretty mild. One episode features an adult child being whacked on the head by his angry mother.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual content, ranging from men and women making out to references to "screwing." Sherri's ex-husband had an affair.
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Words include "suck," "ass," and "damn." Characters sometimes refer to others as "ho" and being "gay."
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Products & Purchases
Verbal references to various brands/pop culture icons, like Oprah and Quiznos.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, cocktails, and mixed drinks are sometimes visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sitcom about a recently divorced woman who's attempting to rebuild her life has a good bit of sexual content (including references to "screwing") and some iffy language ("damn," "suck," "ass"). Infidelity is a major theme of the show, and some of its humor is based in race and gender stereotypes -- though the lead character is ultimately a strong, independent woman. Adult characters are shown ordering and serving wine, cocktails, and mixed drinks.
Is It Any Good?
Loosely based on Shepherd's own life story, this female-centered sitcom offers an upbeat, funny look at how women try to redefine themselves and their roles as mothers, partners, and professionals after their personal relationships are over. It also looks at some of the difficult choices that women are sometimes forced to make when dealing with others' mistakes.
The show's comedy highlights the strong bond that can develop between women when they seek solace from each other. Sometimes the discussions about dating and the constant sarcastic comments about men and infidelity get a little old -- not to mention slightly stereotypical. But if you're looking for some lighthearted comedy and/or enjoy strong female characters, Sherri will definitely fit the bill.
Did we miss something on diversity?
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