Parents' Guide to

Worst Week

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mishap-filled sitcom is funny but predictable.

TV CBS Comedy 2008
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+


Got a few, laughs, was ok.

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Too much sex

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Based on the British series The Worst Week of My Life, this amusing series is the creation of Scrubs producer Matt Tarses, so there's no shortage of laughs. Bornheimer is a delight as unlucky Sam, and it's easy to get absorbed in rooting for him each time he hatches a new plan to impress Mel's family. And aside from the couple's unplanned pregnancy, there's little content here that's likely to concern parents of teens, so they can enjoy the laughs along with you.

That said, it's not the most original concept; not only is it based on an earlier show, but if Meet the Parents is on your top 10 list, you'll find plenty of similarities between that riotously funny, star-studded movie and this series. From an unyieldingly protective father to unfortunate mishaps with treasured family pets, the parallel plots make Worst Week feel a bit like a cheap knock-off. But if copycats don't ruffle your feathers, this show offers plenty to chuckle over.

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