Parents' Guide to

Young Sheldon

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Insults, language, sweet family support in so-so sitcom.

TV CBS Comedy 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 27 parent reviews

age 13+
Not much to say

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 2+

Horrible show

If I could give this show zero or negative stars, I would. Just horrible. The what families should know doesn't include very important information like 'it sucks' based on entertainment value and realistic life. Just horrible

This title has:

Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27):
Kids say (84):

If The Big Bang Theory is your family's sitcom of choice, you'll almost definitely want to at least peek at Young Sheldon, since this show shares a similar vibe and tone. It's a little more family-oriented -- 9-year-old Sheldon isn't likely to have sex and marriage plot complications -- and pitched to appeal to younger viewers, who may relate to plotlines about school bullies and fitting in. Or they may not, since the younger viewers who might appreciate such goings on are more likely to be watching YouTube play-throughs than tuning into CBS with Mom and Dad.

There are a lot of predictable jokes -- not all bad -- and predictable plot twists, but surprisingly secure and quirky Sheldon does have his charms, and the show does too. Chief amongst them is the sweet relationship between Sheldon and his mom. When Sheldon volunteers to go to church with his mother even though, as his sister says, he doesn't believe in God, he pipes up, "But I believe in Mom." And she believes in him. And that's a lot of fun to watch, even if Young Sheldon breaks no new ground.

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