Parents' Guide to

The Paynes

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Mild spin-off sitcom has race-related humor, life lessons.

TV OWN Comedy 2018
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 2+

I’m shocked at how horrible the show is now. Everyone extremely overacts, or ignorant and it’s not even realistic. The kids act “dumb” and it’s an embarrassment.

We need more positive role models that represent modern day black families not this ridiculous side show.
age 12+

The boring

This is a very boring show. This may be one that just have to just say oh oh oh made a bad one .

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (18):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This mildly entertaining series, in classic sitcom style, features an array of events designed to generate laughs while highlighting the importance of extended family. The revived characters remain imperfect, and tensions are common, but they are ultimately used to communicate some important life lessons.

As is the case with much of Tyler Perry's work, the show is written to reflect contemporary black culture. While fans will appreciate his comedic style, others may consider the jokes to be stereotypical. Nonetheless, The Paynes is an overall positive viewing experience.

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