The Ranch

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Throwback sitcom offers star power, drinking, mild gags.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 18+

Incredibly Disappointing

I really don't understand how The Ranch went on for so long. Every single character is awful and hypocritical. Maggie is one gross contradiction after another. Walking out on her family, then blaming others for walking away. Calling people selfish, after she is the same way. Her thinking she has any say over the ranch after getting divorced. Rooster is just hateful and a sleaze. The way everyone (except Abby's parents) treats Colt is just disgusting. Beau is so angry about anything and everything that when his character is being "loving", it's horribly awkward and unbelievable. I get having pride and that old man standard, but they took it to an extreme level. It's just a lot of angry alcoholics trading one line insults back and forth the entire show. After a couple seasons, it was reduced to the word "f**k" - one after another. If I didn't know any better, I'd bet they hired a bunch of teenagers to write the show. I'm on season 5 right now and not sure how many more episodes I can make it.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 18+


This show became rather redundant quickly. Sam Elliot mumbles and still has the crooked/sideways head. Ashton has a violently moving adams apple when he speaks which is disgusting. Masterson has that annoying, constipated voice. (and has gotten very ugly as he has aged). Bringing so many people together from “That ‘70s Show” was a huge disappointment.

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