A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Promotes positive behavior, the value of friendship, and self-respect, as well as respect toward others. Characters of various ethnicities are featured. Presents some stereotypes of African-American youth. While characters may play pranks and engage in behavior such as lying, the negative consequences of their behavior are presented.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional scenes of kids arguing or pushing each other. Actions are more comedic than harmful.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Boy/girl social dynamics. Some spoken innuendo and kissing.
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Mild language like "butt," and lots of street slang like "dang."
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Products & Purchases
Some shows feature discussions of bands and celebrities, including Gladys Knight, Jerry Springer, and Michael Jordan.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink wine and beer. Underage drinking is presented as negative behavior.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series presents positive messages about people of color, education, and the performing arts. While the characters play pranks on one another, steal, and lie, they learn lessons when faced with the consequences of their actions. Parents should also know that this show discusses music, particularly from the '70s, and includes references to musicians and a musician's lifestyle.
Is It Any Good?
The winner of multiple NAACP Image awards, this series stresses the importance of strong mentorship and the value of an education that includes the performing arts. It looks at issues surrounding race, class, stereotypes, and family relationships, while positively depicting African-Americans, Afro-Latinos, and urban youth. It also has good messages about deailng with life's struggles, making well-thought-out choices, and facing the consequences of your actions.
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