Parents' Guide to

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sweet comedy about postal workers is whole-family-friendly.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

Our family loves it!

First watched this for a date night. Thought our boys might like it so watched another episode with them. They loved it too! Interesting premise, characters, some mystery, comedy, very fun! Love it!
age 13+

Ok until it's not ok...

We have been watching several episodes of this show. Some are heartwarming, some are sad. Today we ran across episode 8 of season 1, it showed a mother dying and then her revealing that she was raped. Thankfully my husband realized where the subject nature was going and we stopped it before my 8 year old saw too much.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (1):

Anyone who found creator Martha Williamson's 1990's drama Touched by an Angel unbearably saccharine is likely to give this one a miss. And that's a real shame. Because though Signed, Sealed, Delivered does have the kind of mild thrills and everyone-hugs-and-learns-at-the-end plotting that older viewers will remember from the sitcoms of an earlier television age, it also boasts a pleasantly dry absurdity. Here's an exchange between Oliver and Norman as they race to stop a crime with a concerned grandma. Oliver tells grandma not to worry: "We're uniquely gifted postal workers." "With a license to deliver," chimes in Norman. "And a deep faith in the power of the written word," agrees Oliver. "I was hoping that was just a cover story," says Grandma. "Oh no. We're the real deal," says Norman, affecting a Men in Black facial expression. Hee hee!

A comic drama about a bunch of postal detectives who unravel mysteries for grandmas, army vets and frustrated singer/dancers sure sounds hokey. But Signed, Sealed, Delivered is in on the joke, and that, plus the fresh, funny writing and charming actors, makes for a delightful show that's fun for all generations. It's nothing new, but with a comedy this comfy, it doesn't have to be.

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