Samantha Who?

2007 TV-PG 2 seasons

Samantha Who?

2007 TV-PG 2 seasons
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Christina Applegate earned a pair of Emmy nominations for her spunky portrayal of Samantha Newly, an earnest amnesiac who's trying to figure out who she was before a coma wiped her brain of any lasting memories. From what she can gather, she wasn't the nicest person to be around before the accident. But now, she has a chance to make a fresh start with her friends and family (including Jean Smart, who plays Sam's mother in an Emmy-winning role).
Christina Applegate, Jennifer Esposito, Kevin Dunn, Melissa McCarthy, Tim Russ, Barry Watson, Jean Smart, Rick Hoffman
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (2007) - 2 discs

When Samantha Newly (Christina Applegate, in an Emmy-nominated role) awakens from a brief coma, she has no idea who she is. Struck with amnesia, she depends on those around her to fill in the blanks. But maybe she's better off in the dark: It seems Sam wasn't such a nice person before her accident. This hilariously unpredictable series about second chances and fresh starts also stars Barry Watson, Jennifer Esposito, Jean Smart and Tim Russ.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this sitcom about an amnesiac who wants to become a better person occasionally deals with serious issues, like alcoholism and sexual affairs, but tends to treat the topics lightly. Expect frequent discussion of sex, including occasional mild innuendo. Couples sometimes kiss or embrace, and characters drink and hang out in bars. One character drinks frequently, and others joke about her being an alcoholic. Rare use of swear words like "damn" and "bitch."

Sexual Content

Mild discussion of sex, including some innuendo. A character was cheating on her boyfriend. Some kissing and embracing.


Not applicable


Occasional "damn," "bitch," and the like.

Social Behavior

Sam used to be mean person, and she still occasionally acts mean unintentionally -- though she's trying to be better. She might yell or berate someone or just be rude. Peripheral characters are sometimes selfish and rude, too, but their behavior is meant to highlight Sam's attempts to better herself.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking. One character drinks a lot, and other characters comment on this. Sam is a recovering alcoholic.

  • 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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