A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Single Parents is a show about a group of single parents who become fast friends and support each other through life's obstacles. It features some strong sexual innuendo, including conversations about divorce and having sex, as well as some crude references to genitals. There are also discussions about infidelity, divorce, and uninvolved and dead spouses. Words like "bastard" are used, sometimes by children, and on occasion adults are seen drinking. Logos for Dell and iPhone, and references to Disney characters like Moana and dating sites like Tinder are used. Teenagers should be able to handle it, but it's really a series aimed at a more adult audience.
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What's the story?
SINGLE PARENTS is a comedy series about a group of single parents who support each other through thick and thin. When Angie D'Amato (Leighton Meester), Poppy Banks (Kimrie Lewis), Miggy Park (Jake Choi), and Douglas Fogerty (Brad Garrett) meet classroom parent Will Cooper (Taran Killam) at their kids' school, they realize that he is falling down the "parental vortex," a place where he is so consumed by being a dad to daughter Sophie (Marlow Barkley) that he doesn't know who he is anymore. They commit themselves to helping Will pull himself together, rediscover who he is, and still be a good parent.
Is it any good?
This lively series offers some sharp wit as its group of parents offer their very candid thoughts about being single, raising their kids, and somehow remaining sane. From dating and having sex to accepting the fact that their former spouse or partner isn't coming back, it uses quick banter filled with one-liners to drive the points home.
Single Parents features a fun ensemble cast, and you can't help but laugh at some of the jokes. But the cheesy, over-the-top moments make it feel more silly than thoughtful at times. Nonetheless, if you're a parent, especially a single one, it's likely that you'll find some laughs here.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about being a single parent. What are the challenges that come with raising children alone?
Does Single Parents offer a realistic view of what single parenthood is really like? What messages does it send about what single parents (and their children) are like?