A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
When the going gets tough, rely on family -- everyone has bad days, which is when you need your loved ones the most.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this classic sitcom revolves around a widowed mother left to raise her five kids alone. A harmless storyline, sure, but one that some very young viewers may need explained. Other than that, there's nothing objectionable here unless you have a visceral reaction to bell bottoms.
Is It Any Good?
It's not exactly earth-shattering stuff (and it wasn't even in the '70s), but it's still got a wholesome, innocent appeal. The Partridge Family is definitely a family-friendly show, and adults will remember tuning in as kids. That said, some young viewers used to today's action-packed TV lineup may turn it off in favor of something a little more scintillating.
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