A Quality Show with a Very Good Message
I don’t know what all these parents are saying age 18+ for, this show is not as inappropriate as you all seem to think it is. I started watching it when I had just turned 13 with the permission of my parents. They are are relatively strict when it comes to movies and tv shows but they let me watch this show and I was completely fine with all of the content (there was nothing too mature that I didn’t understand or was uncomfortable with). There are references to teen sex and a teen character is in a relationship with a young adult (but he thinks she’s a college student and she is 16). However, there is no nudity (besides people shirtless; bras are always worn) graphic sex, swearing, violence (besides occasional punching and one episode involving a gun), or extreme drugs and alcohol. Yes, there are college students that drink on the show but there is always a good message that comes out of their experience, there are never scenes involving drugs or alcohol that are irrelevant and there just as a filler. The characters LEARN from their mistakes, and that’s something that all kids should know how to do. The reality is, teenagers drink and do drugs in the real world and through this show, teens can learn from inspiring characters how to deal with their mistakes. One character is an alcoholic, however she is sober and teens can learn a lot from her experiences as a single mom who struggled to make ends meet in the past. I love all of the deaf characters on the show and think that the ASL is very cool, and I really like the messages that the characters learn as they live their chaotic lives. This show is NOT super inappropriate like everyone is saying it is, it is fine for any teenager or mature 12 year old. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for positive role models or insight into real-world problems, plus it is a great way to learn ASL!