A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Two families display different parenting styles, loose vs. structured, but they both make it work.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to sexual experiences by married couples.
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Name calling, such as "bastard," and "ass."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking wine is shown in a joke as a way to "escape." Also scenes in bars, restaurants with adults drinking alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this comedy shows men and women sharing many sarcastic comments and jokes with their peers about their spouses. The men are frequently plotting ways to have more sex with their wives. And the wives sip chardonnay and roll their eyes about their husbands. All the main characters are white.
Is It Any Good?
Compared to the stellar acting on Everybody Loves Raymond or the provocative topics covered on Roseanne, Yes, Dear is thin and says nothing new about the conflicts between the haves and the have-nots. Also, there is very little diversity in the casting -- white yuppies vs. white working class. And as for learning about relationships, the storylines are weak and lack any deep insight into parenting or relationships.
Compared to many shows on primetime today, this is a relatively harmless sitcom for families with teens to sit and watch together. There are discussions about sex, relationships, and drinking that parents may find inappropriate for young adolescents. Chances are, the unoriginal humor poked at marriage and raising kids will be boring to adolescent viewers, and soon after watching, it will more than likely bore adults too.
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