Who's the Boss?

TV review by Audrey Shapiro, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Classic '80s sitcom about a blended family.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

There's something that you overlooked.

Challenging traditional gender roles and turning them upside down was (and is) a good thing. However, you did not point out that it's hard to tell the kids from the adults. Not physically, of course, but the adults here are nothing like Mr. Drummond from DIFF'RENT STROKES. Granted, I only saw the show a couple times and disliked it for that reason, and maybe I didn't give the show enough of a chance, and maybe this observation isn't completely accurate, but that's just my perception.
age 12+

Good family show for older kids and parents to view together

I loved this show as a teenager and when it recently came back on TV I noticed it was given the 8 and up review, but I must say I disagree. It has quite a bit of sexual jokes and innuendos, especially from the grandmother. I feel it's a good show overall, but more appropriate when kids hit around puberty and then it would still be good to watch with their parents as a family so topics could be discussed, (like premarital sex, which is frequently hinted at from the grandmother.) The main characters do have, overall, good values.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages

TV Details

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