My Family

2000 TV-14 4 seasons

My Family

2000 TV-14 4 seasons
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By all appearances normal to the outside world, like most families, the Harper clan has more than its fair share of lunacy. Grumpy dad Ben (Robert Lindsay) is a dentist who can't get a moment's peace while his wife, control-freak Susan (Zoë Wanamaker), wears the pants in the family. Toss into the mix a brood of kids -- including boy crazy Janey, clever teen Michael and eternal slacker Nick -- and it's anything goes in this witty Britcom.
Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson, Daniela Denby-Ashe, Siobhan Hayes, Keiron Self, Kris Marshall, Rhodri Meilir, Tayler Marshall
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (2000) - 1 disc

The members of a modern dysfunctional family spend their time driving each other crazy in this BBC sitcom. Saddled with a brood that includes slacker Nick, drama queen Janey and oddball Michael, dentist Ben Harper (Robert Lindsay) and his wife, Susan (Zoë Wanamaker), have a hard time expressing their love for their children. Meanwhile, Susan's horrible culinary skills are enough to send everyone around the bend.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that strong language (though the worst of it is bleeped), obvious sexual innuendo, and partial nudity mean that this funny British sitcom about a lovingly dysfunctional family isn't for tweens and might be iffy for younger teens. That said, the show's hilarious take on the uncertainties of life with kids who are approaching independence is sure to give many empty-nesters (or those who sometimes wish they were empty-nesters ...) a lot of laughs.

Sexual Content

Innuendoes abound, including comments like "he showed me how to tenderize my loins." Partial nudity is also common -- one scene shows full views (from behind) of two naked men; in another, a naked man and woman sit on a couch with pillows and dishes obscuring the pertinent areas.


Not applicable


Multiple instances of "hell." "F--k" is used inconsistently, but it's always bleeped.

Social Behavior

Ben and Susan obviously share an open, supportive relationship that continues to withstand the trials of family life. To the best of their abilities, they guide and support their kids, who can speak freely with them. One main, unmarried character got pregnant.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink wine and beer in social settings.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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