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.
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.
Multiple instances of "hell." "F--k" is used inconsistently, but it's always bleeped.
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.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults drink wine and beer in social settings.