Parents' Guide to

Superior Donuts

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Generation-gap sitcom features sweets and stereotypes.

TV CBS Comedy 2017
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


The show wants to teach you something positive however it just comes off as overbearing preachy nonsense. From a comedic value ... an absolute zero .. not funny at all for adults or children. I didn’t see anything objectionable for youngsters will just bore them to death.
age 18+

Shocked and Disgusted. NOT FOR KIDS

Our family doesn't watch a lot of evening TV during the week. THANK GOODNESS! The few times I've turned on the TV I have determined that nothing seems appropriate for any kid under 18! I cringe thinking of all the kids watching TV from 6-9 pm. Sorry I'm just horrified as I know many parents don't care or take the time to check out these programs. The major portion of this episode of Superior Donuts was all talking about these 2 young kids "hooking up" and what they "really do" when they say they are studying and watching a movie etc etc.... there were statements like " not like we are going to have sex on the cutting block" and sexual innuendos galore! the shop owner says "just knock on this pipe and I will come down here Lickety Split...oh that sounds like something else you shouldn't be doing on that block either" Are you kidding me? I am sickened by all the adult content (trash) that is aired before 9 pm on PRIMTE TIME!!!! Everywhere we turn its about casual sex and dicey discussions about it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This moderately funny sitcom highlights the common struggles local business owners face when neighborhoods are gentrified and franchises begin moving in. But the story's also about people of different generations and backgrounds who are able to connect on a personal level and come together to preserve their community.

The messages are positive and relevant, but Superior Donuts also features your typical sitcom fare, including some quick punch lines (only some of which are sharp thanks to Hirsch and Sagal's comedy chops) and a reliance on some tired stereotypes for laughs. It's lighthearted enough to appeal to some comedy fans, but not everyone will appreciate the humor.

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