Parents' Guide to

The Marriage Ref

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Superficial marriage spats aren't always kid-friendly.

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The Marriage Ref is the kind of show married couples might make up while they are sitting around the table with their married friends. You know, the kind of idea that starts out with a simple premise that everybody adds to, one ridiculous idea after another, until you end up with something that's so absurd it would never, ever fly on prime time television -- and then you forget about it.

Except in this case, someone gave it the greenlight, and now it's actually on the air. Maybe that's due to the married couple who dreamed it up: Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica, who aren't exactly chopped liver when it comes to wooing NBC execs. (See: Jerry's wildly successful sitcom.) Whatever the explanation, it now exists to delve into the superficial issues of marriage and weigh in with laugh-tracked judgements. But we're calling a foul.

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