Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that, thanks to its potential to stimulate relevant conversation, they would benefit from watching this show with their teens. One of the two central characters is a single mother raising the daughter she had as a teenager. Themes of class, tenacity, and family dynamics are common threads. The program delivers positive messages about diversity and learning. Characters of all races, shapes, and sizes are positively represented. All of these positives outweigh any iffy episode-to-episode content.
Some kissing and suggestive language, sex is implied off-screen, couples shown in bed together.
Words like "ass," "bastard," "hell," "bitch," "damn," and the like are used fairly frequently.
The show embraces diversity, learning, and acceptance and stresses the importance of family relationships.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults occasionally drink cocktails; excessive behavior is met with negative consequences. Some episodes address underage drinking.