Parents' Guide to

Sinbad: It's Just Family

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Upbeat reality show features positive messages about family.

TV WE Reality TV 2011
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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+
I love this show. Glad to see positive Reality TV for once...GREAT SHOW!!!

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age 10+

Real familiesdo live in hollywood!!!

Congradulations to Sinbad for bringing an open and honest view of his family. I generally do not like reality shows that seem to show flashy wealthy celebrities and their spoiled children. Sinbad's family is entertaining but also like you see that they are real people. This show couldn't be better if it was written as a regular TV show with actors instead. Good luck to them all,

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Great messages

Is It Any Good?

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The upbeat show mixes realism with comedy thanks to Sinbad's obvious efforts to play up to the cameras that are following the family. While this makes the show feel more staged than traditional reality programs, it also makes it quite funny. The rest of the family appears so genuinely likable that one can't help but be entertained by their exchanges either.

Despite the serious obstacles the comedian faces both to his professional and personal life, he contextualizes these challenges in a way that is both positive and constructive. He also uses the opportunity to underscore the importance of family. Best of all, you can appreciate these messages while laughing.

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