No Ordinary Family

2010 TV-PG 1 season

No Ordinary Family

2010 TV-PG 1 season
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In this action-packed drama, Jim and Stephanie Powell and their teenage kids, Daphne and J.J., are transformed after a mysterious plane crash and struggle to strengthen their sometimes fragile family bonds while mastering their new super powers.
Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker, Jimmy Bennett, Autumn Reeser, Romany Malco, Stephen Collins
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2010) - 4 discs

The Powell family's vacation takes a nosedive when their plane crashes into the Amazon River. But after Jim, Stephanie and their two kids swim to safety and head home, they discover they now possess amazing superpowers in this fantastical series.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this fantasy drama focuses on a fairly typical family -- overworked parents and busy teens who sometimes seem to have little time for each other -- who begin to develop superpowers. Yes, there's some crimefighting, but the main thrust of the show is how this incredible event can bring them all closer together. There's some mild swearing (including words like "whore" and "dumbass"), violence (including guns and shooting), and several references to sex -- notably from the teen daughter and her friends, who talk about who's a virgin and who isn't.

Sexual Content

A married couple is shown naked in bed, relaxing and talking after presumably having sex. A teenage girl and her friends make numerous references to sex, especially about the fact that she's a virgin but some of her classmates are not.


Some fight scenes involving a super-strong man who doesn't know his own strength. Car doors and people are both thrown around. Some gunfights/shooting, and people do get wounded. A villain shoots someone at close range, drawing blood, but the scene isn't especially gory or intense.


Language includes "crap," "bitch," "whore," and "dumbass."

Social Behavior

Raising a family is tough these days, with parents juggling demanding careers and kids pulled in many directions by schoolwork, extracurricular activities, the constant distractions of technology, and the ever-complicated minefield of adolescent social lives. Sometimes it seems like parents need superpowers to handle everything. When the Powells really do develop amazing abilities, they help a little. But learning to manage these new powers forces them to turn to each other for support -- and that helps much more.


A few consumer brands and logos are briefly visible, such as Lexus.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters sometimes talk about going out for cocktails or sharing a bottle of wine.

  • 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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