Parents' Guide to

So Help Me Todd

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Lazy investigative comedy is short on laughs and intrigue.

TV CBS Drama 2022
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 9+

Good, Fun and Kid/Friendly (for the right age)!!!

My 11 and 9 year olds absolutely LOVE this show. Compared to all the other network garbage that focuses on crime through the lens of violence, sex, gorey details, or plots that are way too complicated ,this is a refreshing and FUN show!! Any of the questionable content in the common sense analysis is extremely brief and I think handled with a very good balance of morality and sensitivity exuded by Todd’s mom and supporting characters. Is it realistic? No! Does it matter? NO! This is one show we can watch that I don’t have to worry about and all of us, including Dad actually enjoy it!! Read reviews in other places and you’ll see why people appreciate this interesting AND kid-friendly show that feels like a breath of fresh air amid all the typical cookie cutter shows that look the same (and aren’t for kids) dealing with crime, police, law, etc.
age 3+

A must watch

Love this show , the comedy and shows how mother's love is always there, and how family will always have disagreements but in the end will always be there for each other. Marcia Gay Harden love this actress in all she does and she is always so stylish . All the characters are amazing and funny. I hope this show will be renewed for a long time. ❤

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A TV show centering on a mother-son relationship is a rare find, especially one aiming for both laughs and intrigue, but this show falls short. So Help Me Todd has a familiar premise -- a male detective who appears to bumble through life but is actually quite proficient at his craft -- but here his relationship with his mom is at the heart of the show. It's just too bad it's not very interesting. Starring Marcia Gay Harden (The Morning Show) and Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), the show clearly borrows heavily from the (much funnier) series Psych. But the lack of a likable sidekick like Psych's Gus leaves the character of Todd falling flat. Additionally, the cases he's asked to solve are dull, and the only special talent he actually seems to possess is a knack for stumbling across key pieces of evidence. The talents of both Astin and Harden are wasted here, and there are better options out there for viewers interested in either procedural dramas or comedy.

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