Parents' Guide to

The Little Couple

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Extraordinary newlyweds have good messages for families.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

Customs

I was really disappointed in the China trip when Jen and Bill are laughing and won't eat the food a famous chef cooked for them. Jen is a doctor and Bill a business owener should have better sense than to laugh at another countries customs.
age 2+

I LOVE THEM

I really enjoy watching this show. This show isn't scripted, just as real as it gets, which I love. The kids are the best and the cutest. I smile while watching this show. Zoey is soooooooooooooooooooo cute, I just absolutely love her. Zoey's personality rocks!!!! Bottom line, I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (3 ):

It's impossible not to be intrigued by this obviously unique couple, but what's most striking about Bill and Jen is their ability to turn the focus away from what makes them different and direct it at what they have in common with everyone else. Most of the issues that arise are standard newlywed fare (his tendency to be overprotective, her expensive tastes in clothes, etc.), which allows viewers to relate to them on a personal level. Both have a natural ease with the camera and an unassuming way of handling sensitive topics like people's hurtful stares or comments, leaving viewers inspired by their warmth and a little more aware of how to handle similar situations.

This series is full of great messages for adults and kids alike. Bill and Jen have a loving, mutually respectful relationship, and none of the show's content seems forced for the camera's sake. Both are successful professionals (he's a businessman, she's a doctor), they dream about building a home and starting a family, and they're obviously comfortable with who they are. Bottom line? The Little Couple is a big reminder that despite our outward differences, underneath it all we're pretty much the same.

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