Parents need to know that The Big Leap is a comedy about a reality competition in which regular folks are brought together to rehearse and stage a one-time-only ballet production of Swan Lake. The tone is upbeat, the humor is largely gentle, and this show is definitely on the side of its underdog contestants, but humor can veer towards the mature side. For example, when two siblings dance a passionate pas de deux while onlookers joke about "twincest," and running jokes about a contestant who's also in the adult film industry. Characters are single and interested in love; expect same- and opposite-sex dating, flirting, kissing, and references to off-screen sex. Many scenes show drinking: high schoolers guzzle from plastic cups and a distraught character takes shots of liquor until he passes out. Language is infrequent: "hell," "ass," but there is some insulting language, like when a woman is called a "fat ass." Many characters are people of color, and this comedy shows extensive diversity in terms of race, age, ethnicity, body type, and socioeconomic status. Body type diversity is particularly spotlighted, with several characters who have a larger body type and don't apologize for it, though one woman talks about her experience that "smaller is better" and feeling unappreciated for her looks, yet the show portrays her as a viable romantic interest for male characters, and a whole person worthy of admiration and respect instead of a stereotype. Characters are treated with dignity, and their differences are discussed frankly. The body type diversity is particularly central, with one character frankly stating that in her experience "smaller is better," yet on this show she's a viable star and romantic interest for a conventionally attractive man. Themes of integrity and courage are visible, and there are positive messages about mental health, being authentic and connecting with others, and making life changes even in difficult situations.