A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Extramarital affairs and their repercussions (an illegitimate child, for example) are treated lightly and without judgment. Matt's homosexuality is often referred to in a humorous manner. While the show centers on a newly single mom struggling to balance her personal and professional lives, there's little reality to the stories, which predictably resolve themselves within the show's 30-minute timeframe.
Violence & Scariness
Lighthearted incidents are occasionally played for humor, as when a woman threatens her cheating boyfriend with a letter opener and throws it at him, narrowly missing his head.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some instances of simulated sex with moderate nudity (a man's bare chest and a woman's bare back as she sits atop him in bed, for instance). A main character is homosexual, so there are frequent references to his "playing for the other team" and the like.
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Rare use of "ass"; "hell" is a more common choice in heated arguments.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sitcom centers on an unwed -- and recently unattached -- new mom. While the show often glosses over the potential messiness of her life (loose ends are neatly tied up within each episode), most of the content is age appropriate for teens. Expect occasional strong language (mostly "hell" and "ass"), sexual situations (including partial nudity, but nothing too risque), and references to characters' sexuality. And be ready to follow up with a discussion about the real-world repercussions of the issues the show raises.
Is It Any Good?
There's little that sets SOPHIE apart from TV's crowd of other sitcoms, but it's a lighthearted series that makes it easy to laugh at many everyday woes that working parents may relate to. Sophie's struggles over coping with adversity, relating to family, and rediscovering heself amid life's chaos will resonate with adults who have experienced -- and managed to overcome -- similarly life-altering events. Parker's performance is a bright spot in this otherwise average show, and she lights up the screen with Sophie's sparkling personality and undaunting attitude.
Content-wise, there's nothing here that will be too shocking to teens. Occasional strong language and sexual inferences are fairly tame by primetime standards, but if your teens do tune in, be sure to talk with them about the issues that are raised by the show's plot, including irresponsible sex, balancing family demands with professional goals, and coping with life's unexpected surprises.
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