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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this sitcom puts a humorous spin on the daily struggles of married couples. It presents various attitudes about marriage, including a fair amount of cynicism from main character (and veteran husband) Eddie Stark, who frequently bickers with his wife. But the show also sends positive messages about the strength of marriage and demonstrates that even though married people have problems, they can stick together and make it work. Parents also need to know that the show includes references to sexual behavior and some dubious vocabulary that's not appropriate for younger viewers.
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What's the story?
History teacher Eddie Stark (Brad Garrett) views his 20-plus years of marriage to Joy (Joely Fisher) as a power struggle between spouses. But his cynical outlook is put to the test when romantic young newlyweds Jeff (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Steph (Kat Foster) Woodcock move in next door. Soon Eddie and Joy find themselves competing with their neighbors to reinvent aspects of themselves and their relationship. Meanwhile, Jeff's idealistic view of marriage leads to some unforeseen problems when he begins to discover that his relationship with Steph isn't as perfect as he thought.
Is it any good?
'TIL DEATH is a sitcom designed to remind viewers that even when the honeymoon period is long over, marriage can still offer couples the opportunity to find love, strength, and humor in each other. It has its share of sexual innuendo and sarcastic insults (primarily between Eddie and Joy, who do a lot of bickering), as well as some other questionable language. But in between the arguments, it's clear that Eddie and Joy love each other as much as Jeff and Steph do, albeit differently.
At a time when divorce has become commonplace, 'Til Death reminds viewers that strong marriages still exist. They aren't always perfect or pretty, but they still represent two people's commitment to support each another through the highs and the lows ... 'til death do they part.
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