The Best Years

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

A look at college life, Degrassi style.

The N Drama 2007

Parents say

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Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

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Reaches out

From what I see, most users of this site are preteen/teenageers. I first watched the Best years over the summer after my freshman year in College. From the very first episode I was suprised that it is featured on "TheN". I love this show, the cast and characters are awsome. But, I do feel that it is aimed for an older, post highschool audience. This show contains Sex, dancing girls willing to show their bodies (episode where Sam and Kathryn try to win a trip to Cabbo). As long as a Lot of alcohol and drug abuse. I simply feel that younger audiences of... say uner 14 may get the wrong ideas or impressions from a show such as this. The Best Years has completley won me over, and as a college student, it is one of the few shows that can actually relate to young adults of my generation. I cannot wait untill season 2 gets underway, and we get to see what happens w/ Sam and her friends, as well as her newfound "family".

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