Silver Spoons

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Cute '80s comedy sometimes touches on serious issues.

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age 10+

a fine choice for 10 and up

When young Ricky moves in with his father, father and son have a lot to learn from each other. Indeed they do learn a lot together. Occasionally Grandfather Stratton (Edward's father, Ricky's grandfather), played to perfection by John Houseman, shows up. When he does, he- and viewers- see the danger in going overboard with a rigid worldview. He and Edward have their problems, but Ricky is always able to bridge the gap between father and grandfather. Serious issues are discussed occasionally. But even so, this show is still tamer and more lighthearted than most of today's sitcoms. It's also an honest show in that there isn't a "contest" for one character to be funnier than the last one like there is in many of today's sitcoms. It's funny, but it also has a balance between silliness and seriousness. You just don't find that anymore.

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