The Big Bang Theory

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Geeky sitcom plays with stereotypes and innuendo.

CBS Comedy 2007

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 94 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 263 reviews

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age 16+

I'd forgotten how obsessed with sex they were....

I sat down with my teenage boys and watched the first 5 episodes. The obsession with sex was a surprise. The first episode starts on masturbation (sperm donation). The next few episodes all spent a great deal of time focused on premarital sex (episode 4 was an exception). Not even a somewhat ambiguous intention to dating/relationships but completely focused on what actions will give them the best chance of having sex, or that Penny always ends up having 36 hours of rebound sex with a stranger after a breakup, etc. I've watched the majority of episodes over the years and loved the show... but I won't be showing any more to my kids without checking them first. All families can handle this situation at their discretion, but I felt this was important to highlight as some of us don't want to normalize premarital sex.

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Too much sex
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age 15+

Stupid Show

Don’t even bother watching this useless show, because if you have common sense, and you are actually smart; this show will make you feel stupid. Even though is a comedy, but it’s an idiotic comedy that’s not even worth a one star . Certainly not my cup of tea , and a waste of time. I gave it a chance but good riddance!
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