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 282 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 13+

Amazing show

The show follows 4 science nerds who work at Caltech and how they navigate everyday life from relationships to friendships to any interactions with the outside world with the help from Penny the attractive women who moves in next door. Filled with tons of laughs and interesting characters
1 person found this helpful.

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